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Development of an integrated biorefinery for processing chitin rich biowaste to specialty and fine chemicals

Objectif

The fishing industry in the EU and elsewhere produces an increasing mass of negative value crustacean shell waste (>6 MTPA), whose current disposal in landfills results in significant costs and risks to human health as well as to the environment. While in Asia small amounts of shrimp waste are processed to chitosan, the high CaCO3 content of EU crab shell waste has prevented cost effective conversion to value adding products. The project will develop an integrated biorefinery platform transforming the chemical constituents of EU, African and Asian crustacean shell waste into “drop-in” and novel chemical intermediates to produce high value, high performance bio-based polymers at high atom efficiencies. The innovative process comprises pretreatment steps to facilitate downstream enzymatic depolymerisation and conversion of sugars into chemical building blocks utilizing enzymatic and whole-cell biocatalysis routes. Biocatalyst development requires application of genomics techniques in combination with green-chemical and process-engineering know-how. Sustainable purification technologies will enable integration of monomers into current industrial polymerization processes. Biowaste streams will be valorised for the production of bioenergy to improve process efficiency and greenhouse gas footprint. The environmental impact of the process chain will be evaluated by a cradle-to-product life cycle analysis. Process scale-up will be linked with modelling and optimization studies to demonstrate economic viability. The consortium of 5 academic, 4 SME and 2 large industrial partners has the technical and management expertise to rapidly transfer laboratory scale results into novel industrial product lines at an accelerated pace. Key consortium members are from 5 different EU and 2 associated ICP states, which allows for strategic technology transfer from high- to low-tech driven countries, fostering the development of sustainable economies in the EU and beyond.

Appel à propositions

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinateur

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Adresse
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Allemagne
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 774 344,40
Contact administratif
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (11)

SUD CHEMIE AG

Participation terminée

Allemagne
Adresse
Lenbachplatz 6
80333 Munchen
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Ulrich Sohling (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 490 237,21
Adresse
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
LETTERKENNY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Irlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 133 333,18
Adresse
Port Road
F92 Letterkenny
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
John Andy Bonar (Mr.)
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norvège
Contribution de l’UE
€ 348 575
Adresse
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Ann Kristin øyen (Ms.)
Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer
Tunisie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 58 346,66
Adresse
2 Mars 1934 28
2025 Tunis
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Ismail Bellagha (Mr.)
APRONEX S.R.O
Tchéquie
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€ 255 541,22
Adresse
Nad Safinou Ii/365
25242 Vestec Jesenice U Prahy
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Ladislav Andera (Dr.)
EARAGAIL EISC TEORANTA
Irlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 230 662
Adresse
Min An Aoire
Carrick
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Aodh O'donnell (Mr.)
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 159 999
Adresse
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Christoph Rüter (Mr.)
CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 150 210,68
Adresse
Bruningstrasse 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Ulrich Sohling (Dr.)
Energieinstitut an der Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz GmbH
Autriche
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€ 170 920
Adresse
Altenbergerstrasse 69
4040 Linz
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Horst Steinmüller (Dr.)
BIOTECH SURINDO PT
Indonésie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 132 255,65
Adresse
Jala Pelabuhan Perikanan Komplek Pelabuhan Perikanan Kejawanan 1
45113 Cirebon
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Eka Linggadjaja (Mr.)