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Biopolymers from syngas fermentation

Objective

SYNPOL aims to propel the sustainable production of new biopolymers from feedstock. SYNPOL will thereto establish a platform that integrates biopolymer production through modern processing technologies, with bacterial fermentation of syngas, and the pyrolysis of highly complex biowaste (e.g. municipal, commercial, sludge, agricultural). The R&D activities will focus on the integration of innovative physico-chemical, biochemical, downstream and synthetic technologies to produce a wide range of new biopolymers. The integration will engage novel and mutually synergistic production methods as well as the assessment of the environmental benefits and drawbacks. This integrative platform will be revolutionary in its implementation of novel microwave pyrolytic treatments together with systems-biology defined highly efficient and physiologically balanced recombinant bacteria. The latter will produce biopolymer building-blocks and polyhydroxyalkanoates that will serve to synthesize novel bio-based plastic prototypes by chemical and enzymatic catalysis. Thus, the SYNPOL platform will empower the treatment and recycling of complex biological and chemical wastes and raw materials in a single integrated process. The knowledge generated through this innovative biotechnological approach will not only benefit the environmental management of terrestrial wastes, but also reduce the harmful environmental impact of petrochemical plastics. This project offers a timely strategic action that will enable the EU to lead worldwide the syngas fermentation technology for waste revalorisation and sustainable biopolymer production.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 448 319
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)

Participants (15)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 238 200
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 846
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Dürre (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 371 679
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Mr.)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 242 200
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Zinn (Prof.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 374 400
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barbara Karan (Ms.)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Germany
EU contribution
€ 538 400
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katharina Steinberg (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 400 689
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luc Averous (Prof.)
BIOPOLIS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 410 040
Address
Calle Catedratico Agustin Escardino Benlloch 9 Parque Cientifico De La Universidad De Valencia
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Violeta Beltrán Serrano (Ms.)
BIOPLASTECH LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 374 400
Address
Cashel Road Unit 9 Block C Cashel Business Centre
12 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Altieri (Mr.)
ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 370 999
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steven Verstichel (Mr.)
BIONET SERVICIOS TECNICOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 360 756
Address
Avenida Azul Parcela 2 11 2
30320 Fuente Alamo De Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Egea (Mr.)
INFORS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 405 662
Address
Rittergasse 27
4103 Bottmingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Egger (Mr.)
BEFESA GESTION DE RESIDUOS INDUSTRIALES

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Pol. Ind Granada, D 3, Bajo
48530 Ortuella
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Diaz (Mrs.)
ABENGOA RESEARCH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 164
Address
Calle Energia Solar 1 - Campus Palmas Altas Sect Sunp Gu I Parcela Ze 3
41014 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alvaro Perez (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 237 800
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan-Willem Bleeker (Mr.)