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Conceptual Study of Electrochemical based novel process using Lignosulfonates to produce bio-based monomers & polymers

Project description

A novel biorefinery concept turns pulp waste into chemicals with care for the environment

Lignin accounts for about 20-30 % of the content of wood, and it is the second most abundant organic molecule on Earth after cellulose. During sulfite pulping of wood in the paper and pulp industry, the lignin is sulfated yielding water-soluble lignosulfonates (highly branched ionic polymers) as a by-product. The ability to valorise these biopolymers by converting them into organic monomers and other polymers for the chemical industry has many benefits. These range from greener chemicals to a circular economy with reduced waste, energy and raw material usage. The EU-funded SElectiveLi project will develop the technology to convert low-cost lignosulfonate feedstocks into high-value, bio-sustainable chemicals.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2018
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Coordinator

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 793 896

Participants (7)

SAPPI PAPIER HOLDING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Brucker Strasse 21
8101 Gratkorn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 285 975
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
OPTIMIZACION ORIENTADA A LA SOSTENIBILIDAD SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 200
Address
Calle Early Ovington 4 Nave 8
41300 La Rinconada (Sevilla)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 477 000
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 479
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIFE CYCLE ENGINEERING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 271 125
Address
Via Tenente Morello 13
10081 Castellamonte To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 188 549
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)