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Forest Resource Sustainability through Bio-Based-Composite Development

Objetivo

The forest biomass represents an abundant, renewable, no-food competition and low cost resource that can play an alternative role to petro-resources. In spite of positive experimental results industrial production and marketing of materials derived from renewable resources are rarely achieved because of high processing costs and low properties of final products usually targeted to single use sectors devoted to very low costs polymer. Aims of the present proposal are the differentiate utilizations of forest raw resources or by-products of forest connected industry for the production of eco-compatible foams and composites suitable for many practical applications with particular attention at the packaging, agriculture and automotive sectors. One topic of the research activity will be focused on the use of wood and paper mill by-products (bark, chips, sawdust, and black liquor) as raw materials for the production of polyurethane foams by an innovative sustainable synthetic process with reduced energy consumption. Wood fibres can be used as natural fillers to replace synthetic and glass fibres in composites production. Loading of wood fibres is limited by difficult compatibility with hydrophobic polymers. Research activity will be devoted to the production of composites based on wood fibres with biodegradable polymeric matrices (polylactic acid, polycaprolactone, polyhydroxyalkanoates, materbi, etc) and with polypropylene. A high fibres loading content will be achieved by increasing polymeric matrices toughness. Forest waste valorisation will be achieved by microbiological process. Materials production will be valuated by life cycle assessment and final products will be tested for biodegradation and composting. Composites will be as well evaluated for applications in agriculture, packaging and automotive (textile, panels, interior components). Research activity will be developed in strict cooperation with industries with particular reference to the end users.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Coordinador

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Dirección
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Italia
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 917 456
Contacto administrativo
Andrea Lazzeri (Prof.)

Participantes (15)

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungría
Aportación de la UE
€ 498 450
Dirección
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Béla Pukánszky (Prof.)
LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS
Letonia
Aportación de la UE
€ 229 520
Dirección
Dzerbenes St. 27
1006 Riga
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Ugis Cabulis (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 340 400
Dirección
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Pilar Flores Cubos (Ms.)
FUNDACION CARTIF
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 178 272
Dirección
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Gregorio Antolin (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRONOMICE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA DIN BUCURESTI
Rumanía
Aportación de la UE
€ 172 200
Dirección
Bd Marasti 59 Sector 1
011464 Bucarest
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Mona Elena Popa (Prof.)
PEMU MUANYAGIPARI ZARTKORUEN MUKODORESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungría
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€ 204 250
Dirección
Terstyanszky Utca 89
2083 Solymar
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Sandor Garas (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italia
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€ 369 600
Dirección
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
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Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Bélgica
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€ 412 884
Dirección
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Bruno De Wilde (Mr.)
RODAX IMPEX SRL
Rumanía
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€ 105 000
Dirección
Drumul Taberei Street 82 Bl C16 Sc E Et 8 Ap 265 Sect 6
061403 Bucuresti
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Laurentiu Moldovan (Dr.)
RITOLS SIA
Letonia
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€ 137 280
Dirección
Dzerbenes Iela 27
1006 Riga
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Peteris Tukums (Dr.)
INCERPLAST SA
Rumanía
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€ 111 448
Dirección
23, Ziduri Mosi Str.
021203 Bucharest
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Eleonora Nemes (Dr.)
WIEDEMANN GMBH
Alemania
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€ 116 000
Dirección
Rieblinger Strasse 25
86479 Aichen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Adelheid Wiedemann (Mrs.)
NORCONSERV AS
Noruega
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€ 271 875
Dirección
Niels Juels Gt
4002 Stavanger
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Research Organisations
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Morten Sivertsvik (Dr.)
NEOCHIMIKI ANONYMOS BIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
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€ 125 600
Dirección
Pentelis Str Pal Faliro 34
175 64 Athina
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Poppy Krassa (Ms.)
TSATSOS GEORGIOS
Greece
Aportación de la UE
€ 127 280
Dirección
Ioannou Metaxa 56
19400 Koropi
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Georgios Tsatsos (Dr.)