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Development of 2nd Generation Biorefineries – Production of Dicarboxylic Acids and Bio-based Polymers Derived Thereof

Objetivo

The existing 2nd generation biorefineries utilize less than 20% of the biomass feedstock for ethanol production, and major side-streams are produced such as pentose and lignin waste streams, that are respectively used for biogas and energy production. Converting the carbon from these waste streams into added-value products would increase the otherwise low profitability and improve the environmental benefits of the biorefineries. The suggested project BioREFINE-2G aims at developing commercially attractive processes for efficient conversion of pentose-rich side-streams from biorefineries into dicarboxylic acids, which can be used as precursors for bio-based polymers including biodegradable polymers.
The project covers the whole value chain, from characterization of side streams from forest and other non-food feedstocks, development of novel robust industrial yeast cell factories, fermentation and downstream process development, to polymerization methods development for the production of biodegradable polymers applicable as plastics, coatings or adhesives, scale-up and demonstration and to life cycle and economic viability analyses.

The consortium involves eight distinguished industrial and academic partners within the biotechnology, directly targeted by the call. The strong industry drive is ensured by participation of 4 SMEs and 1 large enterprise, Borregaard biorefinery, which is directly interested in demonstrating and integrating the new technology into the current and future biorefinery plants. All industry partners will assure demonstration activities and investigate the technical, environmental and commercial feasibility of the new process with regard to scale up to industrial production.

Overall, an innovative process for bio-based chemicals production from bio-waste will represent a paradigm shift with a tremendous impact in regard to commercial viability and environmental issues such as reduction of waste, less pollution and less greenhouse gas emissions.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Coordinador

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Dirección
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Dinamarca

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Birte Rasmussen
Aportación de la UE
€ 1 479 472

Participantes (7)

LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 939 524
Dirección
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Gunnar Lidén (Dr.)
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 349 643
Dirección
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia

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Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Valentin Polo Ramirez (Dr.)
BORREGAARD AS
Noruega
Aportación de la UE
€ 853 450
Dirección
Hjalmar Wessels Vei 6
1721 Sarpsborg

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Gudbrand Rødsrud (Mr.)
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
Aportación de la UE
€ 339 328
Dirección
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Bruno Sommer Ferreira (Mr.)
WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 132 925
Dirección
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Christine Meyer-Haege (Mrs.)
IFU INSTITUT FUR UMWELTINFORMATIK HAMBURG GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 275 160
Dirección
Max-brauer-allee 50
22765 Hamburg

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Tobias Viere (Dr.)
ECOPOL TECH SL
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 475 312
Dirección
Calleindustria - Parque Empresarial El Foix 7
43720 L'arboc

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Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Josep Rocas (Mr.)