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Biological routes for CO2 conversion into chemical building blocks

Objective

The high-level goal of BioRECO2VER is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of more energy efficient and sustainable non-photosynthetic anaerobic and micro-aerobic biotechnological processes for the capture and conversion of CO2 from industrial point sources into 2 valuable platform chemicals, i.e. isobutene and lactate. To overcome several of the existing technical and economic barriers for CO2 conversion by industrial biotechnology, the project will focus on minimizing gas pretreatment costs, maximizing gas transfer in bioreactors, preventing product inhibition, minimizing product recovery costs, reducing footprint and improving scalability. To this end, a hybrid enzymatic process will be investigated for CO2 capture from industrial point sources and conversion of captured CO2 into the targeted end-products will be realized through 3 different proprietary microbial platforms which are representative of a much wider range of products and applications. Bioprocess development and optimization will occur along 2 lines: fermentation and bioelectrochemical systems. The 3 microbial platforms will be advanced to TRL 4, and the most promising solution for each target product will be validated at TRL 5 on real off gases. To prepare for industrial implementation and contribute to public acceptance, the technological activities will be complemented with virtual plant design, economic and sustainability assessments and extensive dissemination.
All activities will be executed by a well-balanced and experienced group of 2 Research and Technology Organizations, 2 universities, 4 SMEs and 4 large industries.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2017

Coordinator

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Net EU contribution
€ 1 714 235,00
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,06

Participants (13)

ENOBRAQ
France
Net EU contribution
€ 909 750,00
Address
3 Rue Ariane Twb Parc Technologique Du Canal Batiment Napa Center B
31520 Ramonville Sainte Agne

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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
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 226 495,00
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 599 990,00
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SYNGIP BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 590 520,89
Address
Burg Lemmensstraat 360
6163 JT Geleen

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,01
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

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 19 868,98
Address
5 Rue Henri Desbrueres
91000 Evry

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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 Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,02
IDENER TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 378 500,00
Address
Calle Early Ovington 4 Nave 8
41300 La Rinconada (Sevilla)

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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
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 757 793,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 575 785,00
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona

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Region
Este Cataluña Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 442 500,00
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
€ 0,00
CEMENTOS PORTLAND VALDERRIVAS SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 280 065,00
Address
Calle Dormitaleria 72
31001 Pamplona

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Region
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 716,25
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 99 218,75
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

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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
€ 0,00
POLSKI KONCERN NAFTOWY ORLEN SA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 201 850,00
Address
Ul.chemikow 7
09-411 Plock

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Mazowiecki regionalny Płocki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NATUREWORKS LLC
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
15305 Minnetonka Boulevard
55345 Minnetonka

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 178 750,00
GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 242 110,13
Address
5 Rue Henri Desbrueres
91000 Evry

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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 Essonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00