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

Objectif

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.

Champ scientifique

  • /sciences sociales/géographie sociale et économique/transport
  • /ingénierie et technologie/biotechnologie industrielle/technologies de biotraitement/fermentation

Appel à propositions

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Régime de financement

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinateur

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
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Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Espagne
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 645 583,57
Contact administratif
Cristina Abad Rodriguez (Ms.)

Participants (15)

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 636 498,84
Adresse
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Tomislava Andric (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 313 530,22
Adresse
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Juan Jose San Miguel Roncero (Mr.)
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
Contribution de l’UE
€ 540 180
Adresse
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Bruno Ferreira (Dr.)
SILICOLIFE LDA
Portugal
Contribution de l’UE
€ 223 000
Adresse
Rua Do Canastreiro 15
4715 387 Braga
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Simao Soares (Mr.)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
Contribution de l’UE
€ 453 469,20
Adresse
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Stella Fanou (Ms.)
AVECOM
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 336 150
Adresse
Industrieweg 122P
9032 Gent-wondelgem
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Rik Daneels (Mr.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 445 373
Adresse
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Christine Davey (Ms.)
NEXTEK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 358 560
Adresse
Elgin Crescent 25C
W11 2JD London
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Edward Kosior (Mr.)
DAREN LABORATORIES & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS LTD
Israël
Contribution de l’UE
€ 252 355,07
Adresse
Hapartizanim St 10
74037 Nes Ziona
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Faina Solomon Tsvetkov (Dr.)
GREEN SOURCE SA

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Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 413 056,19
Adresse
Avenida De Burgos 12 Piso 4
28036 Madrid
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Fernando Gomez De Liaño Aparicio (Mr.)
ADDCOMP HOLLAND BV
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 226 350
Adresse
Rudolf Dieselstraat 8
RUDOLF DIESELSTRAAT Nijverdal
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Jan Tijhuis (Mr.)
Proform Ipari és Kereskedelmi Kft.
Hongrie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 230 197,94
Adresse
Teve Utca 60
1139 Budapest
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Zsolt Kurucsai (Mr.)
XELIS GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 185 011,50
Adresse
Planckstrasse 15
32052 Herford
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Stephan Tiede (Mr.)
SOLARIS BUS & COACH SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Pologne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 99 291,73
Adresse
Ul. Obornicka 46 Bolechowo Osiedle
62 005 Owinska
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Dawid Szkucik (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 259 688,74
Adresse
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Maria Onida (Dr.)