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Glycerol Biorefinery Approach for the Production of High Quality Products of Industrial Value

Objetivo

The project GRAIL has been build with 15 partners from 9 different countries with the aim of finalising the solutions given previously to the valorization of glycerol and transform then in valuable products in a biorefinery approach

The overall concept of GRAIL project is the use, exploitation and further development of the state of the art in the field of bio-based products from glycerol and the development research-driven cluster for the use of crude glycerol for the production of high-value platforms, as well as valued end products, harnessing the biotech processes. Therefore GRAIL project has a strong business focus and its ultimate goal is to set up implantation of biorefineries in close relationship with biodiesel.

This project's aim is to develop a set of technologies for converting waste glycerol from biodiesel production in a biorefinery concept to end with products of high value such as 1,3 propanediol, Fatty acid glycerol formal esters, PolyHydroxyAlkanoates (PHA), Hydrogen and Ethanol, Synthetic coatings, powder coating resins, Secondary Glycerol Amine, Biobutanol, Trehalose, Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12), ß-carotene, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), … .

The GRAIL project has designed an overall strategy based on three main pillars covering all the value chain:

Pillar 1: Raw materials: Evaluation of crude glycerol and purification
Pillar 2: Product development: Research and development to transform crude glycerol into other high added value such as biofuels, green chemicals and food supplements
Pillar 3: Industrial feasibility aspects including economic and environmental evaluation. This pillar will take the results of GRAIL from the product development to the industrial site. To carry out that the technical feasibility will be study on a pilot plant in a Demonstration (and the results will be important to evaluate the LCA and the economic feasibility (WP6).

Convocatoria de propuestas

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Coordinador

INSTITUT UNIV DE CIENCIA I TECNOLOGIA SA
Dirección
Calle Alvarez De Castro 63
08100 Mollet Del Valles
España
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 972 720
Contacto administrativo
Roberto Horcajada Navas (Dr.)

Participantes (15)

Consorzio In.Bio - Consorzio per l'Innovazione e la Bioeconomia
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 270 000
Dirección
Via Anguillarese 301
00123 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Alexandro Campana (Dr.)
SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Eslovaquia
Aportación de la UE
€ 289 920
Dirección
Vazovova 5
81243 Bratislava
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Eva Zemanová (Ms.)
VERTECH GROUP
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 278 760
Dirección
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Paola Castrillo (Ms.)
MEGARA RESIN INDUSTRY - ANASTASIOSFANIS SA
Greece
Aportación de la UE
€ 201 400
Dirección
38Th Km Neo Athinon Korinthou Megara Attiki
191 00 Megara
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Charalambos Varelas (Dr.)
BIOZOON GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 299 294,82
Dirección
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Mathias Kück (Mr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 606 658
Dirección
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Angelo Di Guglielmo (Dr.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET

La participación finalizó

Dinamarca
Aportación de la UE
€ 222 430,82
Dirección
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Cæsar Szwebs (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Noruega
Aportación de la UE
€ 479 655,60
Dirección
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Tove Lillian Honstad (Ms.)
DBFZ DEUTSCHES BIOMASSEFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 494 189,50
Dirección
Torgauer Strasse 116
04347 Leipzig
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Birgit Woggon (Ms.)
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO
Chile
Aportación de la UE
€ 315 504
Dirección
Avenida Brasil 2950
N/A Valparaiso
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Etienne Choupay (Mr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 291 730
Dirección
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Rory Jordan (Mr.)
NEXTCHEM SPA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 265 447,20
Dirección
Via Di Vannina 88/94
00156 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Michela Natalini (Ms.)
HOCHSCHULE BREMERHAVEN - UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

La participación finalizó

Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 99 345,18
Dirección
An Der Karlstadt 8
27568 Bremerhaven
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Tanja Mackeprang (Ms.)
CENTIV GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 245 080
Dirección
Villinger Weg 10
28816 Stuhr
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Malte Bethke (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Dinamarca
Aportación de la UE
€ 622 343,88
Dirección
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Kim Dam-Johansen