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Straightening training, research and innovation capacities in the valorization of bio-renewable resource

Objective

The overall strategic objective (Ob) of the project Biomass4Synthons, is to place the Institutions – Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon (FFUL), Portugal and Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IOCCP) Sofia, Bulgaria, and the two non-academic partners: Spartax Chemicals and Science and Technology Park (BLC3) belonging both to Widening Countries. Within the core of a European network of laboratories FFUL and IOCCP seeks to produce cutting-edge research and training in the field of synthetic organic chemistry for the use of more modern and environmentally friendly tools to achieve the efficient transformation of bio-renewable based starting materials leading to valuable synthetic building blocks. Over the last decade, FFUL and IOCCP have developed sustainable collaboration in various research topics. The success of this collaboration formed the basis for a join twinning application, which will aim to consolidate it, support its sustainability and foster its growth. Some specific ongoing examples of raw materials valorisation readily available in the two Widening Countries are furan based molecules derived from carbohydrates such as furfural and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural; oleuropein from olive leaves; abietic and dehydroabietic acid from gum rosin (also called colophony) as industrial product extracted from Pinus pinaster and lupanine alkaloid obtained from wastewater treatment of processed lupin beans. The proposed Consortium will enhance the scientific and technological capacity of linked institutions FFUL and IOCCP in key areas of synthetic organic chemistry such as process intensification by flow chemistry, photochemical and photocatalytic reactions, efficient metal catalysis C-H, C-C and C-heteroatom activation and domino reactions.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade de Lisboa
Address
Av. Prof. Gama Pinto
1649-003 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 292 568,75

Participants (7)

INSTITUTE OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY WITH CENTRE OF PHYTOCHEMISTRY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 195 341,25
Address
Acad Georgi Bonchev Street Bld 9
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 103 508,75
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 456,25
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 78 535
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 78 535
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIACAO BLC3-CAMPUS DE TECNOLOGIA E INOVACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 35 527,50
Address
Rua Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao 2 Lagares Da Beira
3405 155 Oliveira Do Hospital
Activity type
Research Organisations
SPARTAX CHEMICALS, LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 35 527,50
Address
Avenida 25 De Abril, N 6, 1 Dto (Ja
2620-185 Ramada E Canecas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)