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Creating added-value chemicals from bio-industrial CO2 emissions using integrated catalytic technologies

Objective

In 2017, EU GHG emissions, including emissions from international aviationEurope has successfully reduced its GHG emissions since 1990 levels. The pace of reducing CO2 emissions is positive, however it is projected to slow after 2020 resulting in difficulties to achieve EU’s reduction target of 55% by 2030 as planned in the European Green Deal. Additional measures and policies are foreseen in EU to forefront this situation. Negative emissions technologies, as carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) ones are currently a priority to explore, especially in non-exploited industrial sectors such as the bio-based industry as they significantly contribute to CO2 emissions. CATCO2NVERS will contribute to reduce GHG emissions from the bio-based industries developing 5 innovative and integrated technologies based on 3 catalytic methods (electrochemical, enzymatic and thermochemical). It will transform waste-CO2 (up to 90%) and residual biomass from 2 bio-based industries into 5 added-value chemicals (glyoxylic acid, lactic acid, furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME), cyclic carbonated fatty acid methyl esters (CCFAMEs) with production yields between 70-90%. Methanol which will not have an energetic use but will be used in CATCO2NVERS own technologies. These target chemicals will be used as building blocks and monomers to obtain biopolymers of 100% bio-origin. Industrial partners will validate the application of the obtained chemical building blocks on the most relevant markets. In addition, the waste-CO2 stream will be conditioned by removing potential inhibitors for the catalysts. CATCO2NVERS will meet some of the principles in green chemistry (atom economy, use of renewable feedstocks, reduce derivatives and use of catalysts instead of stoichiometric reagents). CATCO2NVERS will explore an energy and resource efficient scenario following an industrial symbiosis model to ensure a biorefinery process along the CO2 valorization chain with zero or negative GHG emissions.

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA
Address
Paseo Castellana Num 141 Planta 18 Edificio Cuzco Iv
28046 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 811 685

Participants (14)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 713 453,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 383 125
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 399 837,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 425 537,50
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 867 281,25
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PERSEO BIOTECHNOLOGY S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 500
Address
Calle Ciudad Dario 13
46250 L'alcudia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYSYTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 942 125
Address
Strada Del Drosso 33 18
10135 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 188 150
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTIFICIAL NATURE, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 282
Address
Calle Balmes 335
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 304 500
Address
Calle Piamonte 23, Oficina 303
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 288 865
Address
Baumgartenstrasse 93
1140 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 439 093,75
Address
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVYAP SABUN YAG GLISERIN SANAYI VETICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 149 906,25
Address
Deri Osb Mahallesi Guderi Cadde 1
34957 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 314 768,75
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)