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Development of new Competitive and Sustainable Bio-Based Plastics

Objective

The objective of NEWPACK is to validate in industrial setting the production of at least two new bio-plastics based on PHB- PLA blends with improved sustainability performance, obtained by the addition of natural extracts with antioxidant/antibacterial properties and nanoadditives from cellulose and chitin. A new circular economy value chain will be generated from agro-food wastes that will be exploited for the production of PHB, while designing and validating the process up to pilot scale. Blending of PLA and PHB will be validated at pilot scale to achieve specific final product requirements based on targeted products. New bioplastic properties and functionalities will be achieved through incorporation of nanocellulose or nanochitin additives (to improve typical problems of processability and mechanical properties of PLA-PHB), antioxidant and antimicrobial additives. The ability to extend the functionalities will be validated in real industrial environments. NEWPACK activities are underpinned by the prior experience and results (already validated at TRL 3-4) of the partners in order to achieve advanced TRLs (5-6) for the developed technologies, including PHB production from agro-food waste; co-blending of PHB with PLA; nanocellulose extraction from wheat straw and incorporation into PHB-PLA blends and encapsulation of natural antioxidants/antimicrobials for addition to PHB-PLA. Great emphasis will be on assessing technical and economic feasibility of the processes; demonstrating the biodegradability of solutions; ensuring the compliance to the market and regulatory requirements; LCA evaluation; preparing for future scale-up of the processes to achieve a pre-industrial production and identification of stakeholders perceptions, attitudes and expectations towards bioplastics. The NEWPACK consortium has 12 partners with academic research organizations and small and large industries which cover the whole innovation, production and final use value chain.

Coordinator

OULUN YLIOPISTO
Net EU contribution
€ 728 893,06
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 128 628,19

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 515 462,45
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 90 963,96
ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION DEL SECTOR AGROALIMENTARIO - AIDISA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 261 010,00
Address
Carretera Nacional 120 Km 22.8
26315 Aleson La Rioja

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Region
Noreste La Rioja La Rioja
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 46 060,00
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 799 195,00
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent

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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
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 141 034,41
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 515 830,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 91 028,75
CONSORZIO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA CULTURA PLASTICA PROPLAST
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 274 996,00
Address
Via Roberto Di Ferro N. 86
15122 Alessandria

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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
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Alessandria
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 48 529,00
NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DE PACKAGING Y PRODUCTOS AGROALIMENTARIOS CON COMPONENTE PLASTICA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 339 168,00
Address
Poligono Industrial Empresarium C/ Romero 12
50720 Zaragoza

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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
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 59 853,25
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 287 206,00
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 50 684,00
QUANTIS
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 267 750,00
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 47 250,00
TRITECC SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 145 138,00
Address
Str Cosminului 8
400642 Cluj Napoca

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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
Macroregiunea Unu Nord-Vest Cluj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 25 612,00
RIBEREBRO INTEGRAL SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Poligono Industrial La Llanada Parcela 31397
26540 Alfaro La Rioja

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Region
Noreste La Rioja La Rioja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 82 000,00
ARGAL ALIMENTACION SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Mosen Domingo Agudo 11
50015 Zaragoza

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 213 600,00
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 63 281,43
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
SME

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

Yes
Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 11 167,32