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Aligning Life Cycle Assessment methods and bio-based sectors for improved environmental performance

Objective

The ALIGNED project will deliver a modelling framework to assess and optimise the environmental and socio-economic performance of bio-based industries. ALIGNED will advance the scientific field of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) (moving from TRL2-3 to TRL5) and collaborate with industries and representatives from five bio-based sectors: construction, woodworking, textile, pulp and paper, and bio-chemicals.

The transition towards a sustainable economy is dependent on consistent and comparable environmental assessments of bio-based products. However, in practice today the methods to assess the impact of bio-based products give incomparable results, thus confusing decision-making. The models and tools developed in ALIGNED will allow to perform high-quality assessment studies across the bio-based sectors, with industrial relevance and interoperability. This is possible by the iterative application and improvement of the new and harmonised models and tools in five specific cases of bio-based industrial technologies (TRL 2-6), one for each sector.

The ALIGNED framework will allow accurately to model key aspects not covered in current practice: the competition for biomass and for land, dynamic and time-specific carbon accounting, and biodiversity and socio-economic impacts. ALIGNED will also develop future energy and resource scenarios derived from integrated assessment models, and a consistent approach to uncertainty assessment.

Key stakeholders in the five sectors will be continuously involved, by providing feedback in the early framework development and by sharing the learnings from its practical application. The professional engagement of stakeholders will secure industry relevance and acceptance delivering real impact.

Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 788 176,00
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25

Participants (11)

B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 521 125,00
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 484 000,00
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 211 750,00
Address
Calle De Silva 2 Piso 2 Puerta 3
28013 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OLEON
France
Net EU contribution
€ 72 425,00
Address
Rue Les Rives De L Oise
60280 Venette

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Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Oise
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

OLEON NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 21 475,00
Address
Assendelstraat 2
B-9940 Ertvelde

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FORECO DALFSEN BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 93 000,00
Address
Dalmsholterweg 5
7722 KJ Dalfsen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Noord-Overijssel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 535 052,00
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
UTEXBEL NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 93 125,00
Address
Cesar Snoecklaan 30
9600 Ronse

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Oudenaarde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 84 500,00
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KINGSPAN INSULATION BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 97 197,00
Address
Lorenzstraat 1
7102 JH Winterswijk

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Achterhoek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 390 375,00
Address
Avenue De Rangueil 135
31077 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00