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New tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugars waste for highly demanding fire-resistant applications

Objetivo

BRIGIT aims to develop a cost-competitive and environmentally friendly continuous process to produce biopolymers (polyhydroxybutyrate, PHB, and succinate-based biopolyesters, PBS-Poly-Butylene-Succinate) from waste-derived lignocelullosic sugar feedstock liquor of wood sulphite pulping process based on “in-situ” fermentation process and new fermentation culture technology without alteration of the quality of current lignosulphonates (they have a high market demand as additive). Other non-wood plant waste, used nowadays in the pulp production, will be also considered as alternative sugar source in this project.
In comparison with previous projects to obtain biopolymers from different sources, the main innovation in BRIGIT is the use of an existing sugar-rich waste stream and the process integration with the existing industrial operation, that will permit an overall reduction in resource consumption and in greenhouse gas emissions and a dramatic reduction of operational costs due to the use of non-sterile steps, without the need of intermediate discontinuous bioreactors and avoiding waste transport.
BRIGIT aims to develop bio-based composites for high-tech fire-resistant applications. The use of these biopolymers in combination with natural fabrics (flax, hemp,...) will be mainly in the passenger and goods transport sector (aeronautics, train, buses, shipping, trucks,..) as an alternative to 3D sandwich panels made from thermoset resins reinforced with continuous glass fibres with high fire resistance. The new panels will be recyclable, lighter, with a broad processing windows, high production capacity (using a continuous compression moulding process) and low embodied energy in comparison with current panels that are heavy, non-recyclable, have narrow processing windows, low production capacity, dirty process with high production of waste and based on materials with high embodied energy.

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AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
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Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
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€ 645 583,57
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Cristina Abad Rodriguez (Ms.)

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MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Suecia
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€ 636 498,84
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Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Tomislava Andric (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
España
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€ 313 530,22
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Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Juan Jose San Miguel Roncero (Mr.)
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
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€ 540 180
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Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Bruno Ferreira (Dr.)
SILICOLIFE LDA
Portugal
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€ 223 000
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Rua Do Canastreiro 15
4715 387 Braga
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Simao Soares (Mr.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
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11855 Athina
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AVECOM
Bélgica
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Industrieweg 122P
9032 Gent-wondelgem
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Rik Daneels (Mr.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 445 373
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College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
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NEXTEK LIMITED
United Kingdom
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€ 358 560
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Elgin Crescent 25C
W11 2JD London
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DAREN LABORATORIES & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS LTD
Israel
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GREEN SOURCE SA

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Avenida De Burgos 12 Piso 4
28036 Madrid
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Fernando Gomez De Liaño Aparicio (Mr.)
ADDCOMP HOLLAND BV
Países Bajos
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Rudolf Dieselstraat 8
RUDOLF DIESELSTRAAT Nijverdal
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Jan Tijhuis (Mr.)
Proform Ipari és Kereskedelmi Kft.
Hungría
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Teve Utca 60
1139 Budapest
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XELIS GMBH
Alemania
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SOLARIS BUS & COACH SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Polonia
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Ul. Obornicka 46 Bolechowo Osiedle
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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italia
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€ 259 688,74
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Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
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Maria Onida (Dr.)