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Innovative Refining Process for Valorization of Vegetable Oil Deodorizer Distillates

Objective

IRODDI is an ambitious initiative that proposes the development of new greener processes for obtaining new bio-based products with specific properties/functionalities derived from the Free Fatty Acids (FFAs) contained in the deodorizer distillates residual streams of the deodorization process, the last step of the refining process of oils and fats. These newly obtained products will suppose an high added value for FFAs valorization in comparison to their conventional biodiesel application, as they will be used as (1) bio-compatible and eco-friendly surfactants with increased solubility in cold water (by chemical neutralization of FFAs with eco-friendly ILs), (2) biodegradable base-oils that can be directly used in the formulation of bio-lubricants (by enzymatic esterification of FFAs with glycerol) and (3) sustainable polyols for polyurethanes production (by chemical co-valorization of the base-oils obtained in the enzymatic processes of FFAs esterification). Moreover, in order to achieve the maximally possible added value of the deodorization distillates side streams, innovative technologies based on supercritical CO2 (scCO2) and ionic liquids extraction will be developed to isolate minor compounds with a high added-value under softer operational conditions, that will their high quality. One advantage of the IRODDI project is that the technologies developed could be applied individually or in an integrated process to maximize profits of deodorization distillates valorization.
The outcomes of the project will be focused on the demonstration of the applicability of these components in different industrial sectors: food-grade detergents (surfactants), bio-lubricants (base-oils), adhesives (polyols), and cosmetics (minor compounds such as squalene).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/lipids
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/tribology/lubrication

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2019
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 613 025

Participants (10)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 289 517,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
IOLITEC IONIC LIQUIDS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 272 000
Address
Salzstrasse 184
74076 Heilbronn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 380 940
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEYECON DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 232 200
Address
Rijnkade 17 A
1382 GS Weesp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOPHIM
France
EU contribution
€ 353 555
Address
Zone Industrielle De La Cassine
04310 Peyruis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOWAT SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ernst-hilker-strasse 10-14
32758 Detmold
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KLINER PROFESIONAL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 181 522,50
Address
Calle Bidegana 8
01015 Vitoria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZERO EMISSIONS ENGINEERING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 297 210
Address
Poortweg 4
2612 PA Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOPLAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
C/ Doctor Castelo Nr. 10 - 3Cd
28009 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOPHIM IBERIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 221 656,25
Address
Paraje Los Pilarejos S/n Salida 479 A-7
04100 Nijar Almeria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)