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Quod Erat Demonstrandum: Large scale demonstration for the bio-based bulk chemicals BDO and IA aiming at cost reduction and improved sustainability

Objective

Europe is preparing for a transition from a fossil- to a bio-based economy and this European Bioeconomy offers, as described in the EC Strategy Paper and Action plan “Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe”, a comprehensive answer to key societal challenges, like creating and maintaining jobs, maintaining the competitiveness of the European Process Industries, adaptation to climate change, reducing the dependency on non-renewable feedstocks and “more with less” strategy on renewable biomass used for food, added value chemicals and energy.
Due to its extensive scope and complex character such a transition is expected to take at least 1 to 2 decades. The current starting position for Europe on the biotechnological production of added value chemicals from renewable biomass is still very good, with its leading scientific position on industrial White Biotechnology, the global top positions of the European chemical and agro-food industries and the sophisticated logistic infrastructure, but there is a urgent need to go to commercial exploitation to prevent that Europe loses its strong position to faster acting competing economies.
In this framework, an entrepreneurial consortium was built with the joint ambition to generate hard evidence and collect all technical/economic key design parameters needed for investment decisions for the first industrial production plants for the bio-based building blocks 1,4 butanediol and itaconic acid, which would definitely contribute to guiding these 2 important bio-based chemical building blocks through the notorious “Innovation Valley of Death” to industrial deployment. The consortium is based on strong industrial leadership on both of the selected products, and covers the full supply chains for bio-based BDO and IA. The planned demonstrations are solidly based on preceding research results originating from the KBBE Flagship Project BioConSepT and the internal research programs of the industrial partners.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Coordinator

NOVAMONT SPA
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Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Italy
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 2 913 505
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Giardi (Mrs.)

Participants (11)

LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS MANUFACTURING SPAIN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 273 970
Address
Cami De Can Caldes 13
08173 Sant Cugat Del Valles
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Didac Martinez (Mr.)
MATER-BIOTECH SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 498 500
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara No
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cecilia Giardi (Mrs.)
CARGILL HAUBOURDIN SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 447 500
Address
Rue Du Marechal Joffre 7
59482 Haubourdin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yassine Al Molahed (Mr.)
MI-PLAST DOO ZA PROIZVODNJU, TRGOVINU I PRUZANJE USLUGA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 143 790
Address
Milutina Baraca 54
51000 Rijeka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luka Dobrović (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 611 750
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk Verdoes (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 510 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
PATENTOPOLIS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 226 805
Address
Voorstraat 13
2611 JJ Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Gasnier (Dr.)
RINA SERVICES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 079
Address
Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessia Vergine (Mrs.)
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 314 880
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janpeter Beckmann (Mr.)
VAN LOON CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 226 880
Address
Science Park 408
1098XH Amsterdam
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees Peelen (Mr.)
ITACONIX CORPORATION
United States
Address
Marin Way 2
03885 Stratham Nh
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Denner (Ms.)