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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Coordinator

GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
Address
5 Rue Henri Desbrueres
91000 Evry
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 4 406 753

Participants (5)

CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 295 250
Address
Bruningstrasse 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INEOS SERVICES BELGIUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 903 284,38
Address
Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNIP FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 423 062,50
Address
Allee De L Arche 6 8 Zac Danton
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 181 406,25
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
IPSB
France
EU contribution
€ 545 737,50
Address
44 Avenue De Valvins Cs 40576
77215 Avon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)