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Lignin oxidation technology for versatile lignin dispersants

Objective

The aim of the LigniOx project is to demonstrate the techno-economic viability of the unique LigniOx alkali-O2 oxidation technology for the conversion of various lignin-rich side-streams into versatile dispersants. High-performance concrete plasticizers will be the target end product, but potential other end uses, such as dispersants for paints and gypsum, will be evaluated as well. Valorisation of lignins originating from kraft and organosolv pulping as well as from 2nd generation bioethanol processes will be addressed. Both the oxidation technology and the end-product performance will be demonstrated at operation conditions, thus enabling industrial process installations and entry of the novel lignin products into the markets after the project. The valorisation of lignin side-streams will significantly improve the cost-competitiveness and resource efficiency of lignocellulosic biorefineries. It will also create low-cost, sustainable raw materials for the chemical industry. The LigniOx technology can be integrated into lignocellulosic biorefineries, or it can be operated as a stand-alone unit by chemical industry. For scale-up and process demonstrations, a mobile pilot unit will be constructed. The viability of the process concepts will be demonstrated in operational conditions using relevant pilot equipment and process modelling. The performance of LigniOx concrete plasticizers will be demonstrated by field tests, and industrial product prototypes will be produced. Techno-economy as well as environmental and socio-economic impacts will be assessed. Also regulatory issues will be considered to ensure the market entry.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 810 490,85
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 984 191,25
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
METSA FIBRE OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 185 500,00
Address
Revontulenpuisto 2
02100 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 79 500,00
ANDRITZ OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 527 625,00
Address
Tammasaarenkatu 1
00180 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 226 125,00
ST1 OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
C/o Tripla Workery West 6 Krs Firdonkatu 2
00520 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 42 857,14
COMPAGNIE INDUSTRIELLE DE LA MATIERE VEGETAL CIM V
France
Net EU contribution
€ 193 812,50
Address
14 Rue D'orleans
92573 Neuilly Sur Seine

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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 Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 83 062,50
INGEG S.R.L

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 77 541,97
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Alessandria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 33 232,27
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.

TECNOL SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Alessandria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DOW DEUTSCHLAND ANLAGENGESELLSCHAFTMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 169 940,79
Address
Butzflether Sand 2
21683 Stade

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Region
Niedersachsen Lüneburg Stade
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 72 831,76
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.

Dow Europe GmbH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bachtobelstrasse 3
CH-8810 Horgen

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 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.

DOW CHEMICAL IBERICA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 41 309,21
Address
Calle Jose Abascal 56 - 5 A Planta
28003 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 17 703,95
VERTECH GROUP

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 181 388,12
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
SME

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

Yes
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 77 737,77
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 19 926,38
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
SME

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

Yes
Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 8 539,87
FORTUM POWER AND HEAT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 46 648,81
Address
Keilalahdentie 2-4
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 279 601,19