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From bio-based feedstocks via di-acids to multiple advanced bio-based materials with a preference for polyethylene furanoate

Objective

The PEFerence project will establish a globally first-of-a-kind, industrial scale (50 000 tonnes/year), cost-effective FDCA (diacid) biorefinery flagship plant producing bio-based chemicals and materials (bottles, films, Lego Bricks, polyurethanes) using also existing facilities in industrial symbiosis. The consortium aims to replace a significant part of fossil based polyesters (such as PET), but also technologically superior packaging materials like glass and aluminum with 100 % bio-based polyesters (such as PEF). The unique properties of PEF (excellent barrier and strength) make it a material that can be applied in areas where PET is less suitable. The initial market focus will be on high value applications such as replacement of multilayer packaging, aluminum cans and small size PET bottles where PEF brings most value. On the longer term, when FDCA is produced at large scale and technology is further matured, FDCA based polyesters are expected to penetrate further into markets which allow smaller or no price premium.

The potential significant reductions in non-renewable energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil based PET or aluminum based cans for PEF based packaging solutions will be assessed. Furthermore, PEF bottles can be recycled and used again as raw material for bottles, as well as in a cascading approach for packaging and textiles. During the project, fructose produced via an enzymatic isomerisation process from 2nd generation glucose will be assessed. The full value chain will be optimized ensuring cost-effective and environmentally sustainable raw material sourcing and production of FDCA, PEF/PBF and polyurethane products. Finally, together with customers and brand owners (Lego, Nestle), 100% bio-based end-products will be demonstrated and validated to ensure fast market deployment.

Coordinator

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Net EU contribution
€ 454 201,87
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 218 298,13

Participants (28)

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.

AVANTIUM SUPPORT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 194 250,00
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam

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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
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 83 250,00
SPINVERSE OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 350 933,63
Address
Keilasatama 5
02150 Espoo

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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
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 150 400,12
TEREOS PARTICIPATIONS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 16 625,00
Address
Rue Pasteur 11
02390 Origny Sainte-benoite

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Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Aisne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 7 125,00
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.

TEREOS STARCH & SWEETENERS EUROPE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 776 562,50
Address
Zone Industrielle Portuaire
67390 Marckolsheim

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 332 812,50
BASF SE

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 812,30
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 108 348,13
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.

BASF ANTWERPEN NV

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 17 500,80
Address
Scheldelaan 600 Haven 725
2040 Antwerpen

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 7 500,34
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 208 687,50
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Rhein-Erft-Kreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 89 437,50
SYNVINA CV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 491 695,79
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1 267 637,90
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.

AVANTIUM RENEWABLE POLYMERS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam

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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
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CRODA NEDERLAND BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 21 513,79
Address
Buurtje 1
2802 BE Gouda

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Oost-Zuid-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 220,19
OMV MACHINERY SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 331 626,75
Address
Via Lungadige Attiraglio 67
37124 Verona

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Verona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 142 125,75
LEGO SYSTEM AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 395 501,75
Address
Aastvej 1
7190 Billund

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Region
Danmark Syddanmark Sydjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 169 500,75
ALPLA WERKE ALWIN LEHNER GMBH & COKG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 246 750,00
Address
Allmendstrasse 81
6971 Hard

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Region
Westösterreich Vorarlberg Rheintal-Bodenseegebiet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 105 750,00
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.

PET RECYCLING TEAM GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 12 250,00
Address
Madersperger Strasse 6
2752 Wollersdorf

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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
Niederösterreich Niederösterreich-Süd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 5 250,00
SOCIETE DES PRODUITS NESTLE SA
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 199 500,00
Address
Avenue Nestle 55
1800 Vevey

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 85 500,00
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.

NESTLE WATERS MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 49 000,00
Address
20 Rue Rouget De L'isle
92130 Issy-les-moulineaux

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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
€ 21 000,00
KEBONY AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 330 750,00
Address
Hoffsvein 48
0377 Oslo

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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
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 141 750,00
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.

KEBONY NORGE AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 62 125,00
Address
Havnevegen 35
3739 Skien

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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
Norge Agder og Sør-Østlandet Vestfold og Telemark
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 26 625,00
HENKEL KGaA
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 189 437,50
Address
Henkelstrasse 67
40191 Dusseldorf

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 81 187,50
INTECSEA B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Poortweg 6
2612PA Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding 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.

WORLEY BELGIE

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Noorderlaan 127
2030 Antwerpen

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding 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.

ROSENBERG WORLEY

Participation ended

Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bangarvagsgata 15
4077 Hundvag Stavanger

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Rogaland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding 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.

WORLEY NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wilhelmina Van Pruisenweg 2
2595 AN S Gravenhage

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CARLSBERG BREWERIES AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 215 250,00
Address
Ny Carlsberg Vej 100
1799 Kobenhavns

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 92 250,00
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.

KRONENBOURG
France
Net EU contribution
€ 77 875,00
Address
Boulevard De L'europe
67210 Obernai

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Region
Grand Est Alsace Bas-Rhin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 33 375,00
WORLEY BELGIE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 6 371 955,63
Address
Noorderlaan 127
2030 Antwerpen

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 6 970 544,37
AVANTIUM RENEWABLE POLYMERS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 9 763 610,81
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam

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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
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 12 654 409,19
GIE LVMH RECHERCHE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 400,00
Address
185 Avenue De Verdun
45800 Saint Jean De Braye

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Region
Centre — Val de Loire Centre — Val de Loire Loiret
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 353 600,00