Which Institutions participate in SYMBIO?
The consortium of SYMBIO consists of the following Institutions:
The staff members undertaking the proposed project are affiliated in the Bioenergy Group at the DTU Environment (DTU-ENV). The Bioenergy Group headed by Prof. Irini Angelidaki, consists of a group of approx. 25 scientific staff members. The Bioenergy group has wide interdisciplinary expertise ranging from fundamental research (microbiology, biochemistry) to more bioresource engineering approaches.
Staff at SDU participating in this project is also affiliated with the BIOTEK group at Institute of Chemical Engineering, Bio- and Environmental Technology at University of Southern Denmark. Members in the BIOTEK group have significant experience in conversion of biomass in a broad sense in a biorefinery technology context including anaerobic digestion. The group has considerable experience in gas separation and general gas handling as well, appropriate for this project.
SDU-Life Cycle Group:
The staff members undertaking the proposed project are affiliated to the Life Cycle group of the SDU-Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Technology. The group headed by Professor Henrik Wenzel consists of a group of approx. 10 scientific staff members. The Life Cycle group has wide system analysis expertise as well as large expertise on the environmental aspects of manure and biogas systems.
The Energinet.dk is the Danish national transmission system operator for electricity and natural gas. It is an independent public enterprise owned by the Danish State as represented by the Ministry of Climate and Energy. Energinet.dk has some 520 employees, and its headquarters are located in Erritsø near Fredericia in Jutland.
University of Montreal, Department of Microbiology and Immunology:
Dr. S.R. Guiot, Adjunct Professor, is supervising 5 graduate students affiliated at the University of Montreal, who are closely working within the Bioengineering Unit of the Energy, Mining and Environment Portfolio, of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC-EME) in Montreal. The NRC-EME Bioengineering Unit, also led by Dr. S.R. Guiot, and composed of 12 staff members, is entirely dedicated to R&D and contractual activities in the field of biomass-to-energy (anaerobic digestion enhancement (e.g. stimulation by electrolysis, hyperthermophilic acidogenesis, pre-treatment), microbial electrolysis cells for H2 production, and bioconversion of synthesis gas), with a multidisciplinary expertise ranging from engineering to molecular microbiology, from lab- to pilot-scale.