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Production and deploying of high purity lignin and affordable platform chemicals through wood-based sugars

Project description

Wood industry as the future source of biomaterials and biochemicals

Over 90 % of the carbon content of hardwood can be converted into high-value biomaterials and bioproducts. The EU-funded SWEETWOODS flagship project will ensure this by turning wood into high-purity lignin and wood sugars to industrialise innovative biomaterials and bioproducts. Bringing together nine European companies, it will create new industry-changing value chains in which wood (as a sustainable raw material) plays a crucial role. Specifically, the project will demonstrate the production of high-purity lignin and C5 and C6 carbohydrates from hardwood. These carbohydrates will be converted into bio-isobutene and glucosone. Lignin and its novel enzyme upgraded derivatives will be used in biocomposites, insulation panels and polymer compounds intended for injection moulding.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science/polyurethane
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/carbohydrates
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2017
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Funding Scheme

BBI-IA-FLAG - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Flagship

Coordinator

GRAANUL BIOTECH OU
Address
Humala 2
10617 Tallinn
Estonia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 10 499 999,99

Participants (8)

METGEN OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 6 624 843,75
Address
Rakentajantie 26
20780 Kaarina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 433 125
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ULTIMA (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 636 250
Address
Robert-bosch-strasse 10
48153 Munster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RECTICEL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 490 319
Address
Avenue Du Bourget 42
1130 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLOBAL BIOENERGIES
France
EU contribution
€ 1 453 844,88
Address
5 Rue Henri Desbrueres
91000 Evry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
2B Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 284 025
Address
Via Della Chiesa Campocroce 4
31021 Mogliano Veneto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 324 625
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPINVERSE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 212 712,50
Address
Tekniikantie 14
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)