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FRESH - Fully bio based and bio degradable ready meal packaging

Objective

Ready meal trays made from fossil-based (CPET) plastics are an eminent present and increasing environmental issue. When used, CPET trays have to be incinerated or used as landfill. A fully bio-based and biodegradable alterative with equal to better properties would be a game-changer.

A full value chain will demonstrate the techno-economical viability (including customer satisfaction) of a 100% bio-based and 100% biodegradable alternative made from an innovative cellulose-based composite, using a new lamination technology. The following objectives will be met: at least 10% lighter than fossil alternatives, a radical improved environmental footprint over the product life cycle and more than 80% reduction CO2 emission.

This action will be executed by: BIC member Södra (SWE | resource material), Huhtamaki Molded Fibre Technology (NL | technology provider), Huhtamaki Lurgan (UK |packaging producer) and Samworth as an UK | meal packer (SaladWorks) and a partner for high end UK retailers.

A patented mixture of cellulose and GMO-free PLA called DuraPulp, laminated with a new generation biofilm made from BioPBS, using a novel lamination method are deployed to create the technical properties (low O2 barrier, heat and wet resistance) needed for a high-end ready meal tray.

This action is a potential game-changer for the: retail, airline catering, meal-services for elderly, and remote operations (civil & military). The economic, environmental and employment impact are significant.
A full and powerful value chain, from resource material up-to-consumer, will execute this action in order to gather the evidence needed to decide upon a large-scale commercial market introduction and necessary flagship investment plan.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-02

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Sub call

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-2-1

Coordinator

HUHTAMAKI MOLDED FIBER TECHNOLOGY BV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 631 733,50
Address
Zuidelijke Industrieweg 3-7
8801 JB Franeker
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Nederland Friesland (NL) Noord-Friesland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 3 447 516,50

Participants (4)

SODRA SKOGSAGARNA EKONOMISK FORENING
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 331 793,00
Address
Skogsudden
35189 Vaxjo

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Region
Södra Sverige Småland med öarna Kronobergs län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 293 707,00
HUHTAMAKI (LURGAN) LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 178 873,00
Address
40 Inn Road Dollingstown
BT66 7JN Craigavon

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Armagh City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 130 877,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HUTAMAKI LA ROCHELLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 65 000,00
Address
4 Rue Des Ponts Neufs
85770 Lile Delle

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Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Vendée
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 107 500,00
SAMWORTH BROTHERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 429 413,00
Address
Samworth Way 1 Chetwode House
LE13 1GA Melton Mowbray

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 539 087,00