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Improve biorefinery operations through process intensification and new end products

Project description

Improving the efficiency of the purification and conversion of sugars in a biorefinery concept

Lignocellulose is the biomass with the highest availability in the world, being of particular importance for the bioeconomy in regard to production of bio-based chemicals and materials. Currently, process inefficiencies result in high cost regarding energy and resource use. The EU-funded BioSPRINT project aims to develop and validate process intensification methods to improve purification and conversion of the hemicelluloses fraction of lignocellulosic biomass such as hardwood and straw. Thus, the transformation into new bio-based resins is enabled and fossil-based polymers can be substituted. BioSPRINT will focus on four activity areas: upstream purification, catalytic conversion, downstream purification and polymerisation. The overall goal is to achieve ‘zero-waste’ bio-based operations by concentrating on technologies which can intensify processing methods and applying an integrated biorefinery concept leading to an increased resource efficiency and thus reduction of energy resources and greenhouse gas emissions.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2019
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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
Address
Strada Statale 14 Km 163 5 Localita Basovizza Area Science Park
34149 Trieste
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DYNAMIC & SECURITY COMPUTATIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 258 125
Address
Camarena 177 Local
28047 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EBOS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 327 500
Address
Arch. Makariou Iii And Mesaorias 1 Office 101
2322 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 414 452
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 363 875
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 279 375
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 657 960
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
MATURUS OPTIMI BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 387 500
Address
Cornwallplein 23
6137 JW Sittard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 468 150
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PREFERE RESINS GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dr.-hans-lebach-strasse 7
15537 Erkner
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 861 577
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPM-KYMMENE OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Alvar Aallon Katu 1
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)