Project Partners


Institute of Sustainable Processes (ISP) of the University of Valladolid (UVa)

is a research institute focused on the development of green technologies and optimization and control tools for companies facing environmental challenges and/or looking for the optimization of their global operation.

What they do

The area of Environmental Technology of ISP works in the development of sustainable processes for the treatment, recovery and valorisation of pollutants. Most of these processes are based on biotechnologies, which usually exhibit lower costs, high efficiency and less environmental impact to their physical/chemical counterparts. In this context ISP offers a wide range of solutions based on biotechnologies to solve environmental problems in the industrial sector including:

  • Anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment.
  • Anaerobic membrane wastewater treatment.
  • Systems biology and metabolic engineering applied to pollutant valorisation.
  • Removal of wastewater emerging micropollutants using advanced oxidation processes.
  • Microalgae-based processes for wastewater treatment.
  • Valorisation of waste biomass including microalgal biomass.
  • Biological gas treatment (volatile organic compounds, odors, greenhouse gases).
  • Anaerobic digestion.
  • Biogas upgrading through biological processes.
  • Molecular microbiology and bioindication including microbial diversity analyses.

Role in project

The Institute of Sustainable Processes in Deep Purple will enrich robust microbial consortia from natural environments and provide operational guidelines for biogas bioconversion into ectoine in high-mass transfer bioreactors, and will design, construct and optimize a 2 m³ demo-scale biogas conversion bioreactor installed in a real environment.