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PROcesses for Value added fibres by Innovative Deep Eutectic Solvents

Objective

The main objective of the PROVIDES project is to develop a radically new, sustainable and techno-economically feasible pulping technology for wood and agro-based lignocellulose raw materials based on deep eutectic solvents (DES), a new class of natural solvents which have the unique ability to dissolve and thus mildly fractionate lignin, hemicellulose and cellulose at low temperature and atmospheric pressure for further processing into high added value materials and chemicals.
The aim is to transfer recent scientific findings in novel lignin dissolving DES to process concept level that can be evaluated against current pulping processes. The technological breakthrough expected through the development of such new DES pulping technology could reduce process energy intensity by at least 40% and investment costs by 50% compared to traditional chemical pulping technology.
In parallel, the development of efficient novel cellulose-dissolving DES and other DESs to process lignocellulose materials, starting with paper for recycling, is aimed at with focus on sustainability in selecting DES chemical components and technical and economic applicability of the solvent system.
PROVIDES will create both fundamental and industry driven technological knowledge based on lab to bench/pilot scale experimentation, through: mapping and selection of most effective DES families; investigating processes and process technology options, including DES regeneration and recycling, in order to define full industrial processes that would isolate high quality cellulose/fibres, lignin and hemicelluloses; providing products for industrial evaluation; establishing technical data to evaluate industrial feasibility and integration; performing life-cycle oriented assessment of environmental and socio-economic performance; assessing impacts in terms of energy and cost reductions as well as new high added value applications PROVIDES could provide to the pulp and paper industry sector.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING S-ISPT
Address
Groen Van Prinstererlaan 37
3818 JN Amersfoort
Netherlands
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (26)

SAPPI NETHERLANDS SERVICES B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Biesenweg 16
6211 AA Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WEPA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Boutestraat 125
6071 JR Swalmen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOITH PAPER GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Sankt Polterner Strasse 43
89522 Heidenheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOLMEN AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address

114 84 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METSA FIBRE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Revontulenpuisto 2
02100 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Baslerstrasse 42
4665 Oftringen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PARENCO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Veerweg 1
6871 AV Renkum
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE NAVIGATOR COMPANY SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Penisula Da Mitrena Sado
2910 738 Setubal Sado
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMURFIT KAPPA NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Warandelaan 2
4904 PC Oosterhout
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STORA ENSO OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kanavaranta 1
00101 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UPM-KYMMENE OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Alvar Aallon Katu 1
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L INDUSTRIE DESPAPIERS CARTONS ET CELLULOSES
France
EU contribution
€ 349 625
Address
Domaine Universitaire
38610 Gieres
Activity type
Research Organisations
CROWN VAN GELDER NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Eendrachtsstraat 30
1951AZ Velsen-noord
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DS SMITH PACKAGING NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Harderwijkerweg 41
6961 GH Eerbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUCKMAN LABORATORIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wondelgemkaai 159
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MONDI AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Marxergasse 4A
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZELLSTOFF POELS AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dr. Luigi-angeli-strasse 9
8761 Poels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAYR-MELNHOF EERBEEK BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Coldenhovenseweg 12
6961 ED Eerbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESKA GRAPHIC BOARD BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Noorderstraat 394
9611 AW Sappemeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 349 926
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CELULOSE BEIRA INDUSTRIAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Leirosa
3081-853 Figueira Da Foz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCA TISSUE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Boulevard Victor Hugo 151-161
93400 Saint Ouen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VALMET TECHNOLOGIES OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Keilasatama 5
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)