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NeoCel – Novel processes for sustainable cellulose-based materials

Objective

The main objective of NeoCel project is to develop innovative and techno-economically feasible alkaline processes enabling the sustainable production of higher quality eco-innovative textile fibres from reactive high-cellulose pulps and integration of these processes with pulp mills.

Targets for the development of NeoCel processes are:
- wet strength of fibres higher than the wet strength of standard viscose, competing with cotton properties.
- lower environmental impact than any other type of existing textile fibre
- Reduction of production cost by at least 15% compared to that of best available technology (BAT) viscose

The targets will be met through development of adapted pulps with high reactivity/solubility in alkaline water-based solutions, advanced dissolution process to maximize cellulose concentration, novel cellulose regeneration chemistry enabling both recovery of process chemicals and increased strength properties of the spun fibre, design for integration of textile fibre production with the pulp mill for minimized environmental impact, increased energy efficiency and reduced chemical consumption through system analysis using software models of theoretical mills.

In NeoCel, a consortium with raw material processing companies, chemical suppliers, equipment producers, SMEs and world-leading research institutes has formed to develop the processes for large scale manufacturing of eco-innovative textile fibres. The consortium expects that a successful NeoCel project will enable creation of 75 000 new jobs and a turn-over increase of 9.5 billion € for European forest products, textile and clothing industries within 15 years. However, already within 3 years, the consortium partners expect their joint turnover to increase by 170 MEuro

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1
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Coordinator

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 494 872,50

Participants (13)

RISE INNVENTIA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 671 170
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 550 161,25
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATTY FASHION SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 34 735
Address
Calea Chisinaului 57
700179 Iasi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FOV FABRICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 99 997,25
Address
Norrby Langgata 45
503 08 Boras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOKTAS TEKSTIL SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Cumhuriyet Mahallesi Akeller Caddesi 54
09201 Sok
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ING. A. MAURER SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Worblentalstrasse 33
3063 Ittigen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANDRITZ OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tammasaarenkatu 1
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RE:NEWCELL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 83 297,25
Address
Birger Jarlsgatan 41A
111 45 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Nouryon PULP AND PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
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445 80 Bohus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOMSJO FABRIKER AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Vasternorrlands Lan 22
891 86 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AB ENZYMES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Feldbergstrasse 78
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROAL OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Tykkimaentie 15
05200 Rajamaki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIST TECHNOLOGY AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Berstelstrasse 23
4422 Arisdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)