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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.

Coordinator

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

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

CARGILL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Cerestarstrasse 2
47809 Krefeld

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Krefeld, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 569 916,25
CE - ONDERZOEK, ADVIES ENCONSULTANCY VOOR DUURZAAMHEID BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 301 453,75
Address
Oude Delft 180
2611 HH Delft

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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
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 406 811,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRITZ EGGER GMBH & CO. OG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Weiberndorf 20
6380 St Johann In Tirol

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Region
Westösterreich Tirol Tiroler Unterland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 340 343,75
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 410,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JENABIOS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 322 925,00
Address
Lobstedter Strasse 80
07749 Jena

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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
Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KOMPETENZZENTRUM HOLZ GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 827 680,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 436 787,50
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VALBOPAN-FIBRAS DE MADEIRA SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 164 563,75
Address
Quinta Do Castelo
2450 025 Nazare

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IKEA OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
-
343 81 Almhult

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Region
Södra Sverige Småland med öarna Kronobergs län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 155 541,25