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Modular, scalable and high-performance DE-polymerization by MicrowavE TechnolOgy

Objective

"Based on an internationally patented technology, the project foresees to bring at industrial level (through a completely functional pilot plant) the usage of microwaves as Process Intensification approach (through an electromagnetic catalytical effect) of the well-known alkaline hydrolysis depolymerization reaction. Such reaction was, up to know, economically unfeasible due to a certain number of technological constraints that DEMETO finally solves.
Coordinated by PROCESSI INNOVATIVI, R&D company of a large EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) group, but supported by a large basis of SMEs that will bring the most innovative aspects of the project technology, DEMETO's Consortium is composed by highly skilled members, which can guarantee the appropriate exploitation of the project business case, also thanks to the involvement of all the major commercial stakeholders of the PET value chain, including the most relevant Customer Segments.
In fact, having followed all previous steps from lab-level testing (TRL3) to industrial demonstration of the core reactor (TRL6), we are now in the position to further move the technology towards its market deployment, by building a pilot plant (containing a full reactive unit) that would act as industrial demonstration of the performances of DEMETO's de-polymerization approach to the market.
One of the project major strengths is in fact that the market is ready to accept DEMETO's technology. The existing value chain of post-consumer recovery of PET plastic waste is perfectly apt to accept the introduction of a new ""ring of the chain"", that would close the loop into a circular economy model, acting either at the end of the chain (mechanical recyclers) or at its beginning (PET producers). This gives us a total addressable market of about 60 plants in Europe (270 worldwide), for a value of around €1.2bn (€5.4bn worldwide).
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Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

NEXTCHEM SPA
Address
Via Di Vannina 88/94
00156 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 475 687,50

Participants (13)

SYNESIS-SOCIETA CONSORTILE A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 365 625
Address
Via Cavour 2
22074 Lomazzo Co
Activity type
Other
GR3N SAGL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 687 312,50
Address
Via Maderno 24
6900 Lugano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACT OPERATIONS RESEARCH UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 283 062,50
Address
10 Foster Lane 3Rd Floor
EC2V 6HH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
3V TECH EQUIPMENT & PROCESS SYSTEMS SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 029 875
Address
Via Fatebenefratelli 20
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCUOLA UNIVERSITARIA PROFESSIONALE DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 628 500
Address
Stabile Le Gerre
6928 Manno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 815 125
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PET COMPANIA PARA SU RECICLADO S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 562,50
Address
Poligono Industrial La Pahilla C/el Blanquizar S/n
46370 Chiva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEO GROUP
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 143 062,50
Address
Industrijos G.2
95346 Rimkai Klaipeda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 241 875
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRICKE UND MALLAH MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 545 562,50
Address
Werner Nordmeyer Str 25
31226 Peine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN OUTDOOR GROUP
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 120 312,50
Address
Gartenstrasse 2
6302 Zug
Activity type
Other
HENNES & MAURITZ GBC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 112 437,50
Address
Master Samuelsgatan 46A
10638 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RECUPRENDA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 129 937,50
Address
Avenida Espioca Num 201
46460 Silla Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)