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Development and pilot production of SUStainable bio BINDer systems for wood based panels

Objective

The overall objective of the SusBind project is to produce and test, in an industrially relevant environment (TRL5), bio-based binders as alternative to formaldehyde based binder currently used in the production of wood-based panel board (abbreviated as wood board). A lot has been done on this subject, but so far a bio-based binder able to compete at industrial scale with incumbent chemicals, does not exist. The reason to believe on the success of this project is backed: on the selection of the partners, which involves actors across the whole supply chain, and their extensive technological background developed during the last years.

The SusBind project intends to build on these success factors by:
i. Selecting more adequate feedstocks from existing European Bio-refineries;
ii. Applying new and greener conversion technologies for the production of binders and intermediates, including novel epoxidizing enzymes (peroxygenases) developed in the project IndOx (FP7-KBBE; www.indoxproject.eu );
iii. Producing and validating these new bio-based binders with leading wood board manufacturers for two product types: P2 Particle Board (PB) and Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) and;
iv. Involving the world leading brand owner, producer and retailer of mass market furniture.

The SusBind resulting binder system will prove better performance in PB and MDF in terms of 50 - 75% reduction of formaldehyde emissions than current fossil- and formaldehyde-based wood boards. The active participation of industry and a consumer brand owner secures post-project scale up into existing plants. On the basis of cost analyses performed, an economically viable and better performing precursor will increase the marketability of bio-based furniture products concerned. The results of SusBind will not only benefit consumer health and help mitigate climate change, but also strengthen the European furniture industry by providing a cost efficient, bio-based alternative to formaldehyde-based binders.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/enzymes

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2017
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

RTDS - VEREIN ZUR FORDERUNG DER KOMMUNIKATION UND VERMITTLUNG VON FORSCHUNG, TECHNOLOGIE UND INNOVATION (RTDS VEREIN, ENGL. RTDS ASSOCIATION)
Address
Lerchengasse 25/2-3
1080 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 704 787,50

Participants (10)

CARGILL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Cerestarstrasse 2
47809 Krefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CE - ONDERZOEK, ADVIES ENCONSULTANCY VOOR DUURZAAMHEID BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 301 453,75
Address
Oude Delft 180
2611 HH Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 406 811,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRITZ EGGER GMBH & CO. OG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Weiberndorf 20
6380 St Johann In Tirol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 410
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
JENABIOS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 925
Address
Lobstedter Strasse 80
07749 Jena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOMPETENZZENTRUM HOLZ GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 827 680
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 436 787,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VALBOPAN-FIBRAS DE MADEIRA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 164 563,75
Address
Quinta Do Castelo
2450 025 Nazare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IKEA OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
-
343 81 Almhult
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)