Skip to main content

BIOtechnological processes based on microbial platforms for the CONversion of CO2 from ironsteel industry into commodities for chemicals and plastics

Objective

The main objective of BIOCON-CO2 is to develop and validate in industrially relevant environment a flexible platform to biologically transform CO2 into added-value chemicals and plastics. The versatility and flexibility of the platform, based on 3 main stages (CO2 solubilization, bioprocess and downstream) will be proved by developing several technologies and strategies for each stage that will be combined as puzzle pieces. BIOCON-CO2 will develop 4 MCFs based on low-energy biotechnological processes using CO2 from iron&steel industry as a direct feedstock
to produce 4 commodities with application in chemicals and plastics sectors using 3 different biological systems: anaerobic microorganisms (C3-C6 alcohols by Clostridia), aerobic microorganisms (3-hydroxypropionic acid by Cupriavidus necator) and enzymes (formic acid by recombinant resting E. coli cells and lactic acid by multi-enzymatic system). The technologic, socio-economic and environmental feasibility of the processes will be assessed to ensure their future industrial implementation, replicability and transfer to other CO2 sources, such as gas streams from cement and electricity generation industries. BIOCON-CO2 will overcome the current challenges of the industrial scale implementation of the biotechnologies routes for CO2 reuse by developing engineered enzymes, immobilization in nanomaterials, genetic and metabolic approaches, engineered carbonic anhydrases, pressurized fermentation, trickle bed reactor using advanced materials and electrofermentation. The
project aims to capture at least 4% of the total market share at medium term (1.4Mtonnes CO2/year) and 10% at long term (3.5Mtonnes CO2/year) contributing to reduce EU dependency from fuel oils and support the EU leadership
in CO2 reuse technologies. Policy recommendations and public perception and acceptance will be explored and a commercialization strategy will be executed by a detailed exploitation plan and technology transfer.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-2016-2017

See other projects for this call

Sub call

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2017

Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Net EU contribution
€ 951 123,74
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Spain

See on map

Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (21)

ARCELORMITTAL BELGIUM NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 642 125,00
Address
Keizerinlaan 66
1000 Brussel

See on map

Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
Net EU contribution
€ 154 495,00
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes

See on map

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
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.

COATEX SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 22 230,00
Address
Rue Ampere 35 Zi Lyon Nord
69730 Genay

See on map

Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 400 040,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 401 335,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

See on map

Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PERVATECH BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 178 578,75
Address
Heliumstraat 11
7463 PL Rijssen

See on map

SME

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

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 343 650,00
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

See on map

Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 529 402,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

See on map

Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARTTIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 316 541,25
Address
39 Rue Des Mathurins
75008 Paris

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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.

ARTTIC INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 83 333,75
Address
Oskar-von-miller-ring 29
80333 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 160 278,73
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin

See on map

SME

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

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NUTRITION SCIENCES
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 253 125,00
Address
Booiebos 5
9031 Drongen

See on map

Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NESHER ISRAEL CEMENT ENTERPRISES LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 88 125,00
Address
2 Hahazon St
7210101 Ramla

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 566 212,50
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles

See on map

Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AES GENER SA

Participation ended

Chile
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rosario Norte 532 Piso 19
7561185 Las Condes

See on map

Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 963 896,28
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent

See on map

SME

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

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 443 015,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

See on map

Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 307 322,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

See on map

Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen

See on map

Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Leverkusen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 82 618,75
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek

See on map

Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARTIFICIAL NATURE, S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 112 437,50
Address
Calle Balmes 335
08028 Barcelona

See on map

SME

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

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00