REHAPProject ID: 723670
Systemic approach to Reduce Energy demand and CO2 emissions of processesthat transform agroforestry waste into High Added value Products.
Total cost:EUR 8 297 020
EU contribution:EUR 6 743 545
Topic(s):SPIRE-03-2016 - Industrial technologies for the valorisation of European bio-resources into high added value process streams
Call for proposal:H2020-SPIRE-2016See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:IA - Innovation action
Europe's position in the production of biochemicals from biomass and by-products is limited to a few compounds, while their demand is among the largest in the world. However, Europe has a lot of world leader chemical companies. On the other hand, lignocellulosic waste constitutes one of the most abundant resources without competing with food chain.
REHAP’s 16 partners aim at revalorizing agricultural (wheat straw) and forestry (bark) waste through its recovery, and primary (sugars, lignin, tannins) and secondary (sugar acids, carboxylic acids, aromatics and resins) processing to turn them into novel materials, and considering Green Building as business case. The project will provide reductions in utilization of fossil resources of 80-100%, and energy utilization and CO2 emissions above 30%.
Specifically, building blocks (1,4 and 2,3-Butanediol, estherpolyols), materials (PUs, phenolic resins, modified hydrolysis lignin) and products (wooden boards, insulation foams, cement, adhesive) will be obtained:
• Isolation of tannins and carbohydrates from forestry waste to turn them into bio-phenolic resins for wooden panels and isocyanate-free polyurethanes (PU) for insulating foams, respectively.
• Isolation of lignin and carbohydrates from agricultural waste to turn them into bio-phenolic resins for wooden panels and biosuperplasticizers for cement, and estherpolyol PU for adhesives, respectively.
• Fire retardant lignin and sugar-based additives will be also developed.
Developed processing technologies (chemo/thermo/enzymatic and fermentation) will be optimized at pilot scale (TRL6-7) for further exploitation and replication of results. All products will be integrated in a prototype to demonstrate industrial applicability into the Green Construction sector.
Throughout the project, Life Cycle and Cost Assessment, market analysis, business plan, waste management strategy and measures for future standardization will be implemented using a systemic perspective approach.
EU contribution: EUR 1 211 270
PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE BIZKAIA C GELDO EDIFICIO 700
48160 DERIO BIZKAIA
EU contribution: EUR 695 500
EU contribution: EUR 237 500
EU contribution: EUR 309 750
CALLE FORMARIS S/N
15890 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
EU contribution: EUR 434 875
Via San Nazaro 19
EU contribution: EUR 303 187,50
VIA GIOVANNI SCHIAPARELLI 12
31029 VITTORIO VENETO TV
EU contribution: EUR 469 000
AVENIDA DE DONA URRACA 91
36650 CALDAS DE REIS PONTEVEDRA
EU contribution: EUR 325 237,50
ELSASSER STRASSE 7
EU contribution: EUR 338 209,37
KING SQUARE 12-13
BS2 8JH BRISTOL
EU contribution: EUR 316 925
RUE DU MONTMURIER 95
38070 SAINT QUENTIN FALLAVIER
EU contribution: EUR 841 750
EU contribution: EUR 354 812,50
VIA GIACOMO FAUSER 8
EU contribution: EUR 291 536,88
POLIGONO INDUSTRIAL ZONA FRANCA SECTOR E CALLE 14-16
EU contribution: EUR 362 687,50
STRADA RIBROCCA 11
EU contribution: EUR 118 553,75
C/ASTONDO BIDEA, 612
EU contribution: EUR 132 750
PQ TECNOLOGICO BOECILLO 205