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Systemic approach to Reduce Energy demand and CO2 emissions of processes that transform agroforestry waste into High Added value Products.

Objective

Europe's position in the production of biochemicals from biomass and by-products is limited to a few compounds, while their demand is among the largest in the world. However, Europe has a lot of world leader chemical companies. On the other hand, lignocellulosic waste constitutes one of the most abundant resources without competing with food chain.
REHAP’s 16 partners aim at revalorizing agricultural (wheat straw) and forestry (bark) waste through its recovery, and primary (sugars, lignin, tannins) and secondary (sugar acids, carboxylic acids, aromatics and resins) processing to turn them into novel materials, and considering Green Building as business case. The project will provide reductions in utilization of fossil resources of 80-100%, and energy utilization and CO2 emissions above 30%.
Specifically, building blocks (1,4 and 2,3-Butanediol, estherpolyols), materials (PUs, phenolic resins, modified hydrolysis lignin) and products (wooden boards, insulation foams, cement, adhesive) will be obtained:
• Isolation of tannins and carbohydrates from forestry waste to turn them into bio-phenolic resins for wooden panels and isocyanate-free polyurethanes (PU) for insulating foams, respectively.
• Isolation of lignin and carbohydrates from agricultural waste to turn them into bio-phenolic resins for wooden panels and biosuperplasticizers for cement, and estherpolyol PU for adhesives, respectively.
• Fire retardant lignin and sugar-based additives will be also developed.
Developed processing technologies (chemo/thermo/enzymatic and fermentation) will be optimized at pilot scale (TRL6-7) for further exploitation and replication of results. All products will be integrated in a prototype to demonstrate industrial applicability into the Green Construction sector.
Throughout the project, Life Cycle and Cost Assessment, market analysis, business plan, waste management strategy and measures for future standardization will be implemented using a systemic perspective approach.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2016

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Net EU contribution
€ 1 380 145,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Spain

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (19)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 695 500,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 258 133,75
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg

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Region
Bayern Schwaben Augsburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FINANCIERA MADERERA SA

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Formaris S/n
15890 Santiago De Compostela

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 364 350,00
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 156 150,00
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.

RINA SERVICES SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 80 500,00
Address
Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 34 500,00
COLLANTI CONCORDE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 303 187,50
Address
Via Giovanni Schiaparelli 12
31029 Vittorio Veneto Tv

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Veneto Treviso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 129 937,50
FORESA INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL NOROESTE SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 490 603,95
Address
Avenida Dona Urraca 91
36650 Caldas De Reis Pontevedra

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Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 210 258,84
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.

FORESA TECHNOLOGIES S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 119 271,05
Address
Avda. Dona Urraca 91
36650 Pontevedra

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Galicia Pontevedra
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 51 116,16
RAMPF ECO SOLUTIONS GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 325 237,50
Address
Elsasser Strasse 7
66954 Pirmasens

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Pirmasens, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 139 387,50
INSIGHT PUBLISHERS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 171 299,09
Address
King Square 12-13
BS2 8JH Bristol

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 73 413,90
HOLCIM INNOVATION CENTER SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 316 925,00
Address
95 Rue Du Montmurier
38070 Saint Quentin Fallavier

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 135 825,00
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 977 112,85
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 228 375,00
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 97 875,00
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.

MATER-BIOTECH SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 126 437,50
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara No

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 54 187,50
CROMOGENIA UNITS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 291 536,88
Address
Poligono Industrial Zona Franca Sector E Calle 14-16
08040 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 124 944,37
INGEG S.R.L

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 196 715,90
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Alessandria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 84 306,81
BIOSYNCAUCHO SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 118 553,75
Address
C/astondo Bidea, 612
48160 Derio

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 50 808,75
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 132 750,00
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo

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Region
Castilla y León Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSIGHT MEDIA GROUP LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 166 910,28
Address
Chapel House The Parade
NP25 3PA Monmouth

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wales East Wales Monmouthshire and Newport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 71 532,97