The bioenergy production study case has the objective to validate the GLOMICAVE solution for predicting the ability, efficiency, and rate of the microbiome of an anaerobic sludge digester to remove organics and produce methane, a renewable source of energy.
In anaerobic digestion, complex wastes are converted to methane (bioenergy) and the digestate produced can be used as fertiliser. This biological conversion is accomplished by anaerobic microorganisms, and this is determinant for the efficiency of the biological treatment process.
The optimisation of the methane production in anaerobic digesters depends on the correct interpretation and link between the anaerobic microbiomes and the operational parameters, which can be usually difficult to achieve.
The GLOMICAVE platform aims to overcome this limitation, providing a comprehensive analysis of the microbiology of methane production.
The innovative GLOMICAVE platform allows to overcome these previous limitations, providing a comprehensive analysis of the microbiology of methane production.
The project’s solution constitutes and provides a way to integrate the meta-omics data obtained in the previous studies with operational and performance data, with the objective of linking microbial identity and function to methane productivity, yield and efficiency of the process. With this it will be able to identify the variables affecting the process and help to develop strategies to optimise its performance.
On the other hand, within GLOMICAVE project, genes, proteins and metabolites expressed in anaerobic digesters, could be used as targets to predict and improve bioenergy production from wastes. This data together with process operational parameters, is to be used to predict the efficiency of the anaerobic digesters.
- Prediction of process imbalance based on omics data
- Knowledge on the core microorganisms linked to best bioreactors performance
- Utilization of biomarkers to monitor and optimize methane production in anaerobic digesters