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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/enzymes

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

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)

SUD CHEMIE AG

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Lenbachplatz 6
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Stephan (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 831 049,75
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Ruohonen (Dr.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 825 811
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karolien Vanbroekhoven (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 181 819,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laura Ruohonen (Dr.)
RAINER DR. BUSCH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 480
Address
Bismarckstrasse 15
76530 Baden Baden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rainer Busch (Dr.)
ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND EUROPE BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 103
Address
Stationsstraat 76
1541 LJ Koog Aan De Zaan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Hendrik Van Ee (Dr.)
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 105 000
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Pfeffer (Dr.)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ciro Avolio (Mr.)
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 441 585
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Giardi (Ms.)
POYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 280 279
Address
Jaakonkatu 3
01621 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne Leskinen (Ms.)
PROVIRON HOLDING NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 183 829,50
Address
Georges Gilliotstraat 60
2620 Hemiksem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Vanheule (Mr.)
RHODIA OPERATIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 39 000
Address
25 Rue De Clichy
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jerome Beslay (Mr.)
CLARIANT PRODUKTE (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 155 642,50
Address
Bruningstrasse 50
65929 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andre Koltermann (Prof.)
TAMINCO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 162 287
Address
Pantserschipstraat 207
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kristof Moonen (Dr.)
Applikon Biotechnology BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 374 100
Address
De Brauwweg 13
3125 AE Schiedam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerben Brans (Dr.)
ARQUEBIO SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Ed Eureka Parc De Recerca De Barcelona
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaume Mir (Dr.)
BIRD ENGINEERING BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 65 515,20
Address
Westfrankelandsedijk 1
3115 HG Schiedam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Lankveld (Mr.)
CLEA TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 253 643,75
Address
Delftechpark 34
2628 XH Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivo Van Der Laan (Mr.)
DESIGNER ENERGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 199 800
Address
Bergman 2
76705 Rehovot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ely Morag (Mr.)
Dracosa AG

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Kunstseidestrasse 6
06766 Wolfen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jochen Gottfriedsen (Dr.)
EUCODIS BIOSCIENCE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Viehmarktgasse, Campus Vienna Biocenter Ii 2A/2.og
1030 Vienna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Modregger (Dr.)
GTVT S.R.O
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Potocna 29
900 33 Marianka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jozef šiška (Dr.)
QNORM QUALITAT I MEDI AMBIENT SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 964,40
Address
Calle Pla De Salt 14 Planta 1 Officina 12
17190 Salt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Remei Aldrich (Dr.)
DR. STEPHEN WEBB / RTD SERVICES E U
Austria
EU contribution
€ 249 999
Address
Lerchengasse 25 2-3
1080 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephen Webb (Dr.)
SUNILEI TECNOLOGIA SOLAR SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 960
Address
Carretera Bv 1274 Km1 Edificio Norte 2 Planta Local 22 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Terrassa Orbital 40
08221 Terrassa Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Castillo (Mr.)
TYGRON BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 245 272
Address
Lange Voorhout 46
2514 EG Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florian Witsenburg (Mr.)
WEASTRA SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 74 832
Address
Tallerova 2/4
811 02 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Viera Liebe (Mrs.)
ZENA SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 75 870
Address
Branky 278 21 Brno Venkov
66449 Ostopovice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mirko Dohnal (Mr.)
FLUOR BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Surinameweg 17
2035 VA Haarlem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jelle Ernst Oude Lenferink (Mr.)
INGENZA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 68 280
Address
Wallace Building Roslin Biocentre
EH25 9PP Roslin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Fotheringham (Mr.)
LUCITE INTERNATIONAL UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 44 220
Address
Cassel Works New Road
TS23 1LE Billingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Graham Eastham (Mr.)
BIOCHEMIZE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Carrer Marie Curie 8
08042 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaume Mir (Mr.)
AVA BIOCHEM BSL AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 126 200
Address
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gordon Mehrtens
ADM RESEARCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 826
Address
Nippoldstrasse 117
21107 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juergen Fischer (Dr.)
EVONIK PERFORMANCE MATERIALS GMBH
Germany
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kathrin Höhnerhaus (Ms.)