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Novel Mobile Sonification Process for Local Valorisation of Lignocellulosic (Forest) Materials to produce Valuable Chemicals

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 315550

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 254 094,20

  • EU contribution

    € 2 462 000

Coordinated by:

BIO-SEP LIMITED

United Kingdom

Objective

The concept of the Lignocellulosic BioRefinery (LCBR) is gaining ground in the EU, as a way to increase the value obtained from wood waste such as sawdust and chippings, from €50/tonne to potentially as much as €500/tonne. To do this, the LCBR would cleanly fractionate the three components – cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin – without degrading them. (Paper and bioethanol “refineries” create good cellulose at the expense of losing the value of the other two components through harsh reaction conditions). The absence of a non-degrading version of this process step has been quoted as a major barrier to commercialisation at the moment.
Our idea is to develop a novel ultrasonically-enhanced separation process that does not require high temperatures or pressures, and is capable of producing pure wood fractions much faster than traditional digestion processes. The consortium consists of 3 SME-AGs who represent the forest operators that will benefit from the technology, and provide direct routes to market for the materials produced. They will train their member forestry SMEs in the operation of the new process, the strategic capacity planning for deployment to give best economy, and forging the relationships with the new supply chains of customers. The SME technology providers in the consortium will develop the technology into a prototype that demonstrated the effectiveness of the process and provides training opportunities for forest operators.
The ultrasonic process technology will be scalable for use by single SME foresters, up to local, municipal and wider scale use.

Coordinator

BIO-SEP LIMITED

Address

Clapton Revel Wooburn Moor
Hp10 0nh High Wycombe

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 859 989

Administrative Contact

Malcolm Gates (Mr.)

Participants (9)

CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL

Luxembourg

CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 85 645

CONFEDERACION DE ORGANIZACIONES DESELVICULTORES DE ESPANA ASOCIACIONES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 374 883

TELSONIC AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 371 507

Autico Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 374 669

THE UK HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 91 899

VIKEN SKOG BA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 249 642

IC CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 36 426

NOVAMINA CENTAR INOVATIVNIH TEHNOLOGIJA DOO

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 17 340

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 315550

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 254 094,20

  • EU contribution

    € 2 462 000

Coordinated by:

BIO-SEP LIMITED

United Kingdom