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OPTimized conversion of residual wheat straw to bio-ISObutene for bio based CHEMicals

Objective

OPTISOCHEM goal is to demonstrate the performances, reliability as well as environmental and socio-economic sustainability of the entire value chains, for the transformation of excess wheat straw into bio-Isobutene (bio-IBN) derivatives. To achieve these goals a team of 6 partners, leaders in their field, originating from 4 EU-member states, will join efforts.
OPTISOCHEM consists in showcasing the technical accessibility and economical sustainability of the value chains, from wheat straw to 2 different families of chemicals derived from bio-based IBN.
These compounds, oligomers (DIB, TIB, TeIB) and polyisobutylenes (PIBs) are currently used in a wide range of applications such as lubricants, adhesives, sealants, flavors & fragrances and substituted phenols.
This large market is today supplied entirely by products derived from fossil-based isobutene. Products derived from bio-based IBN, using the same process as fossil-based IBN, and with at least as good performances, would provide a renewable supply.
OPTISOCHEM includes the development & up-scaling of bio-IBN production from wheat straw, followed by the production and validation at relevant scale -representative of commercial, established processes- of the bio-based derivatives. To this end, four ambitious objectives were defined:
-Demonstrate the production of wheat straw hydrolysate (WSH) and establish a quality standard to feed the IBN fermentation unit,
-Demonstrate the production of bio-IBN from WSH at pre-commercial scale,
-Demonstrate the quality of end products obtained with bio-IBN as a feedstock and using traditional commercial processes designed for fossil based IBN,
-Determine and validate the targeted technical, economic as well as environmental/social sustainability performances to be achieved for a commercial plant project.
Related Work packages, tasks, milestones and risks are considered in order to achieve these objectives.
OPTISOCHEM project is fully aligned with the call topic.

Coordinator

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
Net EU contribution
€ 2 963 545,18
Address
5 Rue Henri Desbrueres
91000 Evry
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 963 543,50

Participants (6)

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.

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 443 207,82
Address
Am Haupttor, Bau 4310
06237 Leuna

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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
Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Saalekreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 443 207,83
CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 3 295 250,00
Address
Bruningstrasse 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 412 250,00
INEOS SERVICES BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 903 284,38
Address
Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 387 121,87
TECHNIP ENERGIES FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 423 062,50
Address
2126 Boulevard De La Defense Immeuble Origine
92741 Nanterre Cedex

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 181 312,50
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 181 406,25
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IPSB
France
Net EU contribution
€ 545 737,50
Address
44 Avenue De Valvins Cs 40576
77215 Avon

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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
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Seine-et-Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 233 887,50