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Advanced BIObased polyurethanes and fibres for the autoMOTIVE industry with increased environmental sustainability

Objective

Vehicles are composed by different materials and a noticeable and fundamental fraction of them (20% w/w) is constituted by plastic material, among which polyurethanes. PU is fundamental since, thanks to its properties, it enables to reduce the overall weight of the car, resulting also in a lower fuel consumption. More and more vehicles’ manufacturers and suppliers are betting on biobased alternatives derived from renewable raw materials, but a biobased plastic able to mimic technical properties of PUs as well as to provide the required aesthetics and haptics has not been developed yet. The BIOMOTIVE project will pave the ground towards the production and subsequent market penetration of biobased automotive interior parts with enhanced technical performance, improved environmental profile and economic competitiveness, with the aim of replacing the fossil-based, non-biodegradable counterparts. Within the project, innovative and advanced biobased materials with an increased biobased content (60-80%), i.e. thermoplastic polyurethanes, 2-components thermoset polyurethane foams and regenerated natural fibres, will be produced starting from renewable biomass feedstock not in competition with food and feed, leveraging innovative production techniques. Such materials will be validated into cars’ interior parts (door handles and automotive seats) demonstrating advanced properties in terms of resistance to fire, mechanical strength and flexibility as well as improved recyclability of the end-of-life products. The project will also aim at demonstrating an innovative process for the production of up to 80% biobased NIPUs, with moisture-repellant properties. The involvement of external industrial players thorough targeted dissemination events will pave the ground to the widening of the market applications of the developed biomaterials: regenerated fibres from paper-grade wood pulp into textile production and biobased TPUs in nature based solutions within the construction sector.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Coordinator

SELENA LABS SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
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Ul. Polna 14-18
55 011 Siechnice
Poland
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 3 338 667,54

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MAIER SCOOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Poligono Industrial Arabieta S/n
48320 Ajangiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
METSA FIBRE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 609 222
Address
Revontulenpuisto 2
02100 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 145 625
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THURINGISCHES INSTITUT FUR TEXTIL-UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG RUDOLSTADTEV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 725 393,75
Address
Breitscheidstrasse 97
07407 Rudolstadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT CIEZKIEJ SYNTEZY ORGANICZNEJ BLACHOWNIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 202 500
Address
Ulica Energetykow 9
47 225 Kedzierzyn Kozle
Activity type
Research Organisations
NADIR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 184 012,50
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Via Francesco Zugno 9
35134 Padova
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E-OFFICE7 SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 255 937,50
Address
Zwolenska 11/O St
26 600 Radom
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEDA POLYMER SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 221 374,96
Address
Ul Aleja Lipowa 6 M 8
53 124 Wroclaw
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
I.S.C. RO TECHNOLOGY SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 203 000
Address
Sos Portului 1 Lotul B16 Tcpi Zona Libera Parcela
80011 Giurgiu
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTAP TOBIK SPOLKA JAWNA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 313 206,25
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Ul. Rokicinska Nr 110/112 Lok
95 006 Bukowiec Brojce
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 104 441,25
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Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PATENTOPOLIS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 226 346,75
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Voorstraat 13
2611 JJ Delft
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 301 875
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Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
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Research Organisations
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 225 000
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Rue Sainte Marie 6
1080 Bruxelles
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Other
RINA SERVICES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 750
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Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)