- This initiative, which has the collaboration of the energy company Cepsa, AIJU, a technological institute that supports the development of innovative projects, and other organizations, has been recognized by the European Union for its high level of innovation in sustainability
- The European Commission has awarded the project the Key Innovator seal through the Innovation Radar initiative, dedicated to identifying high-potential innovations in EU-funded research framework programs
- The 'Life Superbiodiesel' project seeks to produce advanced biofuel from animal waste, reducing waste and thus promoting circular economy
Through the project, the organizations aim to produce advanced biodiesel from beef fats, which until now were considered waste. In this collaboration, AIJU acts as project coordinator, while Cepsa is in charge of the validation process of the final product. Life Superbiodiesel seeks to give a second use to this material, promoting circular economy and using it to produce second-generation biofuels, which can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90% compared to fossil fuels.
With the Key Innovator award, the European Union has highlighted the promotion of the circular economy that this initiative represents. Specifically, it has highlighted its ability to demonstrate that it is possible to implement a process in which glycerin, which is obtained from animal fats and is usually a by-product, can be revalued by being introduced into the formula of the final product.