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PROcessing Diluted Aqueous Systems

Objective

The use of renewable resources in the process industries is socially desirable and a market pull for products has started to develop in recent years, but renewable products have to compete with identical or similar-in-application products based on fossil raw materials in terms of quality and production cost. One of the main reasons for currently higher production costs of products based on renewable resources is that the production routes involve processing complex dilute aqueous solutions from which the desired products have to be separated during downstream processing. Consequently, a major challenge the process industry is facing, is the development of cost- and energy-efficient water removal and product-recovery techniques. Today downstream processes for products based on renewable resources are often developed using methods from the petrochemical area being insufficiently adapted to the new applications. A re-thinking of downstream process development and the development of suitable methodologies for a fast-track development of tailored downstream processes as well as the optimisation of separation technologies are urgently needed in order to unlock the potential of the renewable-based product market for the European process industry.
PRODIAS addresses this challenge by developing and implementing:
- a toolbox of highly innovative, cost-effective and renewable-tailored separation technologies; single technologies and/or hybrid systems
- novel, optimized apparatus and machinery to enable for and host the developed technologies
- in combination with an integrated design approach for the fast-track selection of appropriate technologies.
The main advantages of the PRODIAS toolbox and integrated design approach for processes based on renewable resources are
- significantly decreased production cost
- increased productivity and efficiency
- faster process development and commercialization
- significantly lower energy consumption leading to less CO2 emmissions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

BASF SE
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 820 545,88

Participants (9)

CARGILL HAUBOURDIN SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 260 846,61
Address
Rue Du Marechal Joffre 7
59482 Haubourdin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 758 468,75
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 753 305
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALFA LAVAL TUMBA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 077 746,25
Address
Hans Stahles Vag 7
147 80 Tumba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEA NIRO PT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 121 006,25
Address
De Beverspijken 7B
5221 EE 'S-hertogenbosch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROPHARMA GROUP THE NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 180 960,02
Address
Schipholweg 73 Bio Sc Park
2316 ZL Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UPM-KYMMENE OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 638 225
Address
Alvar Aallon Katu 1
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENVI-PLAN INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 390 687,50
Address
Dammstrasse 21
33165 Lichtenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARGILL R&D CENTRE EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 991 217,14
Address
Havenstraat 84
1800 Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)