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Improve biorefinery operations through process intensification and new end products

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 887226

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 181 483,65

  • EU contribution

    € 4 998 014

Coordinated by:

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany

Objective

Building on successful projects and relevant assets from partners and an interdisciplinary approach, BioSPRINT applies process intensification in the context of biorefining operations, so as to improve the efficiency of the purification and conversion of sugars from the hemicelluloses fraction of lignocellulosic biomass and to enable their transformation into new bio-based resins for substituting fossil based polymers in a range of applications. The ultimate objective is to lead to a reduction in operation costs, feedstock and energy resources, greenhouse gas emissions and higher yields, while increasing operation safety, by concentrating on technologies which can intensify processing methods and create an integrated biorefinery concept. Of particular interest in BioSPRINT is the valorisation of hemicelluloses streams derived from hard wood and straw, from processes employed in the production of paper pulp or biofuels. Such streams are readily available from the pilot or production processes of the project’s research and industrial partners (Fraunhofer and UPM). A case study using a stream from Clariant will also be carried out. With regards to processing technologies, BioSPRINT will focus on 4 activity areas (a) Upstream purification; (b) Catalytic conversion; (c) Downstream purification and (d) Polymerisation. The project will develop and validate an intensified and integrated purification strategy leveraging innovative anti-solvent precipitation and membrane separation methods, novel intensified and integrated catalytic processes for dehydration of C5 and C6 hemicelluloses sugars into monomers, extractive-reaction methods to isolate the reaction products from the reaction medium in situ, heterogeneous catalysts and an intensified polymerisation process for furan-based derivatives. Cross-cutting activities will cover process simulation and optimisation, an integrated Lifecycle sustainability assessment, standardisation, dissemination and exploitation activities

Coordinator

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Address

Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 665 125

Participants (12)

AEP POLYMERS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 314 375

DYNAMIC & SECURITY COMPUTATIONS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 258 125

EBOS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 327 500

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 414 452

IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 363 875

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 279 375

KEMIJSKI INSTITUT

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 657 960

MATURUS OPTIMI BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 387 500

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 468 150

PREFERE RESINS GERMANY GMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 861 577

UPM-KYMMENE OYJ

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 887226

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 181 483,65

  • EU contribution

    € 4 998 014

Coordinated by:

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany