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New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approaches

Objective

Europe is the second world producer of pulp and paper, manufacturing 130 million tonnes in 2014 and representing 23% of world production. The EU pulp and paper manufacturing and converting industries generate an annual turnover of €180 billion, representing 1,26% of the European GDP. In particular, the Pulp and Paper industry (PPI) has a turnover of €75 billion, comprises 920 plants and provides 180,000 jobs in Europe directly, and 1.5 million in the value chain. This sector is resource intensive and produces 11 million tonnes of waste yearly . It has been found that 25-40% of municipal solid waste generated each year worldwide is paper-related. Furthermore, Europe is nowadays facing the challenge of resource scarcity and more efficient use. If managed in a sustainable manner, PPI waste can become a valuable raw material for other resource intensive industries such as the construction (i.e 5,4 billion tonnes of raw material consumption) or the chemical industry (1 billion tonnes). Mining industry waste generation is estimated at up to 20.000 million tons of solid waste yearly, and relevant part of this waste needs to be kept in environmental safety conditions, which in turn implies additional use of resources (e.g borrow materials). New widespread markets are needed to extend the valorisation operations, reduce the landfilling rates and increase the competitiveness of the PPIs creating new added value markets for their inorganic waste.
The overall objective of PAPERCHAIN is to deploy five novel circular economy models centred in the valorisation of the waste streams generated by the PPI as secondary raw material for a number of resource intensive sectors: construction sector, mining sector and chemical industry. PAPERCHAIN aims to unlock the potential of a resource efficient model based on industrial symbiosis which will demonstrate the potential of the major non-hazardous waste streams generated by the PPI as valuable secondary raw material.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage

Coordinator

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Net EU contribution
€ 723 625,00
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 310 125,00
Region
Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
 

Participants (21)

NOURYON FUNCTIONAL CHEMICALS AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 226 034,38
Address
Po Box 851
444 85 Stenungsund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 96 871,87
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
 
BOLIDEN MINERAL AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 330 253,44
Address
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932 81 Skelleftehamn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 141 537,19
Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Västerbottens län
DOMSJO FABRIKER AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 237 737,50
Address
Vasternorrlands Lan 22
891 86 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 101 887,50
Region
Norra Sverige Mellersta Norrland Västernorrlands län
 
DUSAN HOLESEK
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 386 479,63
Address
Ulica Sallaumines 9A
1420 Trbovlje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 634,12
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 335 732,50
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GREENIZE PROJECTS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 248 977,75
SME

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

Yes
Address
Calle Iruna N9 Escalera Derecha 2D
48014 Bilbao Vizcaya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 106 704,75
Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
 
LGI SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 337 750,00
SME

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

Yes
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 144 750,00
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 594 297,50
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
MEGAVIA - CONSTRUCOES E OBRAS PUBLICAS SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 224 561,79
Address
Rua Cidade Tokushima Lote 20 R/c C
2400 Leiria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 96 240,76
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Leiria
 
THE NAVIGATOR COMPANY SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 60 338,54
Address
Penisula Da Mitrena Sado
2910 738 Setubal Sado
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 25 859,37
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.

RAIZ - INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO DAFLORESTA E PAPEL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 123 961,11
Address
Apartado 15 Quinta Sao Francisco
3801 501 Aveiro Eixo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
 
SEKAB BIOFUELS & CHEMICALS AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 211 968,75
Address
Hörneborgsvägen 12
891 26 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 90 843,75
Region
Norra Sverige Mellersta Norrland Västernorrlands län
 
SLOVENSKE ZELEZNICE INFRASTRUKTURADRUZBA ZA UPRAVLJANJE IN VZDRZEVANJE ZELEZNISKE INFRASTRUKTURE TER VODENJE ZELEZNISKEGA PROMETA DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 37 406,25
Address
Kolodvorska Ulica 11
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 16 031,25
RISE PROCESSUM AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 1 365 531,25
Address
Horneborgsvagen 12
891 22 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Norra Sverige Mellersta Norrland Västernorrlands län
SPRAL - SOCIEDADE DE PRE-ESFORCADOS DE AVEIRO, LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 119 521,50
Address
Rua Lagoa Do Juncio 119
3830 Iilhavo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 51 223,50
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
 
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 579 237,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 486 562,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 419 822,75
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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.

ASSOCIACAO PLATAFORMA PARA A CONSTRUCAO SUSTENTAVEL
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 18 750,00
Address
Curia Tecnoparque
3780 544 Tamengos Anadia
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VIPAP VIDEM KRSKO PROIZVODNJA PAPIRJA IN VLAKNIN D.D.
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 101 281,25
Address
Tovarniska Ulica 18
8270 Krsko
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 43 406,25
Region
Slovenija Vzhodna Slovenija Posavska
 
ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 656 250,00
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00