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Integration of Bio-Conversion and Separation Technology for the production and application of platform chemicals from 2nd generation biomass

Integration of Bio-Conversion and Separation Technology for the production and application of platform chemicals from 2nd generation biomass

Objective

BioConSepT aims to demonstrate the technically feasibility of White Biotech processes for the conversion of 2nd generation biomass into platform chemicals, which are 30% cheaper and 30% more sustainable than existing chemical routes or 1st generation processes. BioConSepT uses lignocellulose and non-edible oils & fats as cheap, abundantly available feedstocks, which cannot be used as food. The main achievements expected for BioConSepT are: (1) to develop the robust enzymes and micro-organisms suited for the more dirty 2nd generation feedstocks; (2) to reduce equipment costs and the number of process steps by the integration of bioconversion and highly selective separation technologies; (3) to facilitate easy integration in existing production chains by deploying combinations of bio- and chemical conversions and by proving the suitability of the produced platform chemicals for bio-based polymers, resins, plasticizers, solvents and surfactants and (4) by realisation of the 1st demonstration of integrated production chains from 2nd generation feedstocks to platform chemicals at industrially relevant scale. BioConSepT will bring novel technologies from lab to pilot scale by high level applied research. The consortium consists of 15 SMEs (suppliers of equipment, bioconversions, separation technologies and services), 10 large industrial parties (producers, end-users, engineering and consultancy companies) and 5 leading RTOs from 11 different countries. The large industrial parties and SMEs expect new products, processes, services and customers with a potential value of hundreds of M€. BioConSepT will reduce the total processing costs and thus improve the competitiveness of the European agro/food and chemical industries. The use of renewable biomass will lead to a significant reduction of Green House Gas emissions and a more secure supply of feedstocks, energy and water as well as reduction of waste generation.

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Address

Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 786 002,15

Administrative Contact

Nadine Wennersbusch (Mrs.)

Participants (36)

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SUD CHEMIE AG

Germany

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 831 049,75

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 825 811

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 181 819,75

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

RAINER DR. BUSCH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 99 480

ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND EUROPE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 103

EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 105 000

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 175 000

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 441 585

POYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 280 279

PROVIRON HOLDING NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 183 829,50

RHODIA OPERATIONS

France

EU Contribution

€ 39 000

CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 155 642,50

TAMINCO NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 162 287

Applikon Biotechnology BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 374 100

ARQUEBIO SL

Spain

BIRD ENGINEERING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 65 515,20

CLEA TECHNOLOGIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 253 643,75

DESIGNER ENERGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 199 800

Dracosa AG

Germany

EUCODIS BIOSCIENCE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 225 000

GTVT S.R.O

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

QNORM QUALITAT I MEDI AMBIENT SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 52 964,40

DR. STEPHEN WEBB / RTD SERVICES E U

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 249 999

SUNILEI TECNOLOGIA SOLAR SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 99 960

TYGRON BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 245 272

WEASTRA SRO

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 74 832

ZENA SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 75 870

FLUOR BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 125 000

INGENZA LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 68 280

LUCITE INTERNATIONAL UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 44 220

BIOCHEMIZE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 126 200

ADM RESEARCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 40 826

EVONIK PERFORMANCE MATERIALS GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289194

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 984 576,80

  • EU contribution

    € 8 888 371

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands