SYNAGRON Objectives

The SYNAGRON project aims at designing and developing an innovative, autonomous and automated processing plant for the efficient conversion of any available agricultural waste matter into bio-products and/or energy.

01

Experimental investigation

of the anaerobic digestion using various biodegradable agricultural residues and the solid/liquid separation processes depending on the user needs for biogas.

02

Modeling & Optimization

of the catalytic pyrolysis process using various non-biodegradable agricultural residues and aiming at variable customer needs for bio-char, bio-oil or uncondensed gases.

03

Design & Development

of innovative catalytic systems for the pyrolysis and the reforming reactions for hydrogen (H2) production from biogas and bio-oil.

04

Techno-economical Study

of the overall processing scheme for the efficient conversion of any available agricultural waste matter into bio-products and/or energy production using SOFCs.

Pave the way for the environmentally friendly useful exploitation of the residues of the Chinese and Greek agricultural sectors for the generation of high value bio-products and/or energy.

This is to be accomplished by designing and developing an innovative pyrolysis (Py) - anaerobic digestion (AD) processing plant for the conversion of agricultural wastes initially into useful bio-products, such as bio-char, bio-oil, syngas and biogas, and then into hydrogen and/or electrical energy.

The proposed processing plant for the conversion of both biodegradable and non-biodegradable agricultural residues into useful bio-products and/or hydrogen feeding SOFCs for energy production.

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3rd partners’ meeting of the project SYNAGRON

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The 3rd partners’ meeting of the project SYNAGRON took place via zoom teleconference on Friday, 2nd April 2021, 10:00-14:30 Greece time (15:00-19:30 Beijing time).

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Mrs. Vasia Aravani, PhD Candidate of the Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, and Researcher in the project SYNAGRON is among the 5 award-winning young scientists (out of 150 works) at the 1st Online Conference of Young Scientists on Environment & Chemical Engineering for her work (in the framework of the project SYNAGRON) in the Scientific Field "Environment".

2nd partners’ meeting of the project SYNAGRON

Events Meetings
16 Jul 2020

The 2nd partners’ meeting of the project SYNAGRON took place via zoom teleconference on Thursday, 16th July 2020, 16:00-20:00 Beijing time (11:00-15:00 Greece time).