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Industrial Feather Waste Valorisation for Sustainable KeRatin based MAterials.

Objective

According to European Commission, 13.1 million tons of poultry meat was produced only in the European Union (EU-28) in 2014 with an estimated generation of 3.1 million tons feather waste. At present the majority of poultry feathers are converted into low nutritional value animal food or disposed in landfills, causing environmental and health hazards. In this context, the overall objective of KaRMA2020 is the industrial exploitation of such underutilized waste to obtain added value raw materials for the chemical sector: keratin, bioplastics, flame retardant coatings, non-woven and thermoset biobased resins. This will be accomplished through either: i) innovative and sustainable approaches (already patented by some of KaRMA2020 partners), or ii) conventional and economic techniques. The obtained raw materials will be manufactured at industrial scale and further used for the production of novel bio-based products such as: slow release fertilizers, biodegradable food packaging plastics, flame retardant coated textiles and flame retardant thermoset biobased composites. The sustainability of the new raw materials and end-products will be evaluated through LCA assessment. Additionally, an integrated waste management plan will be elaborated to minimize environmental impacts generated by wastes.
Communication and knowledge transfer as well as a detailed business plan will allow maximizing overall profitability of KaRMA2020 results.
The well balanced composition of the consortium including industry, RTD performers and academia give KaRMA2020 the maximum chance of success.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2016
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDETEC
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 712 497,11

Participants (16)

GRUPO SADA P A SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 98 525
Address
Ronda De La Estacion, 7 Tres Cantos
28760 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 707 487,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 689 657,50
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 544 000
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 355 580
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT BIOPOLIMEROW I WLOKIEN CHEMICZNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 231 461,25
Address
Ul Marii Sklodowskiej-curie 19 27
90570 Lodz
Activity type
Other
SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 169 750
Address
Fabriekstraat 23
8850 Ardooie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 456 753,14
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 462 000
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FKUR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 787,50
Address
Siemensring 79
47877 Willich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERTIBERIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 138 523
Address
Paseo De La Castellana Torre Espacio 259D
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 350 875
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 160 781,25
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DAREN LABORATORIES & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 249 003,13
Address
Hapartizanim St 10
74037 Nes Ziona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE PROCESSUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 318 071,25
Address
Horneborgsvagen 12
891 22 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Research Organisations
PNO INNOVATION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 101 718,75
Address
Calle Gran De Gracia 1 Planta 2 Puerta 3
08012 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)