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Innovative and sustainable materials, processes and technologies for a GREENer and circular economy

Project description

Towards the development of crucial green technologies

New solutions, innovations and policies need to be implemented and integrated to achieve the goals of the European Green Deal, with a specific focus on technologies that promote circular economies for enhancing renewable energy sources and resource efficiency. The MSCA-funded GreenX3 project supports the attainment of these objectives by employing chemical tools to develop solutions for addressing current environmental challenges. To accomplish this, the project’s initial steps include the examination of environmentally friendly materials and an assessment of the impact of commonly used materials. Subsequently, the project will devise and implement innovative, eco-friendly industrial processes. Finally, it will explore strategies for introducing crucial enabling technologies aimed at enhancing quality and resource efficiency.

Objective

GreenX3 is a multidisciplinary and innovative project designed to use chemical tools to address the current global environmental challenges. The research objectives will focus on: i) the study of greener materials including polymers, plastics, alternative feedstocks, natural substances and their environmental impact; ii) the development of novel environment-friendly industrial processes for isolation; iii) the recovery and production of these materials with key enabling technologies (KETs) designed to enhance resource management and product quality. The GreenX3 network will create a research and training environment supported by 16 teams (beneficiaries and associated partners) for the international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary training of 13 researchers equipped with multidisciplinary skills allowing them to work across disciplines, to gradually shape and lead to a greener and sustainable chemical industry within the Research & Development/Innovation framework. Six industrial pioneers offer the necessary skills to become the future ‘technology transfer’ experts thanks to the close and frequent exposure of the researchers to private sector and to KETs to significantly enhance their employability. Environmental and economical sustainability requires a multidisciplinary approach to fill the gap that is currently significantly limiting technology transfer from research to marketable innovation. The multidisciplinary expertise boosted by the presence of industrial partners, the main drivers of the scientific objectives to respond to a real gap in knowledge, with complementary knowledge, will offer a superior training opportunity. GreenX3 will contribute EU Green Deal by ensuring acquisition of the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development through research and training for responsible production, sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, reduced waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Coordinator

MYBIOTECH GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 521 078,40
Address
INDUSTRIESTRASSE 1B
66802 Uberherrn
Germany

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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
Saarland Saarland Saarlouis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Partners (10)