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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2017
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Coordinator

OULUN YLIOPISTO
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 728 893,06

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 515 462,45
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION DESARROLLO E INNOVACION DEL SECTOR AGROALIMENTARIO - AIDISA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 010
Address
Carretera Nacional 120 Km 22.8
26315 Aleson La Rioja
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 799 195
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 515 830
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORZIO PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA CULTURA PLASTICA PROPLAST
Italy
EU contribution
€ 274 996
Address
Via Roberto Di Ferro N. 86
15122 Alessandria
Activity type
Other
NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DE PACKAGING Y PRODUCTOS AGROALIMENTARIOS CON COMPONENTE PLASTICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 339 168
Address
Poligono Industrial Empresarium C/ Romero 12
50720 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 287 206
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 267 750
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRITECC SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 145 138
Address
Str Cosminului 8
400642 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIBEREBRO INTEGRAL SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Poligono Industrial La Llanada Parcela 31397
26540 Alfaro La Rioja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARGAL ALIMENTACION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Mosen Domingo Agudo 11
50015 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 63 281,43
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)