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A new circular economy concept: from textile waste towards chemical and textile industries feedstock

Objective

The RESYNTEX project aims at designing, developing and demonstrating new high environmental impact industrial symbiosis between the unwearable blends and pure components of textile waste and the chemical and textile industries. The project comprises:
- a strategic design of the whole value chain from textile waste collection, until the new marketable feedstock for chemical & textile industrie, by which the symbiosis opportunities are evaluated (by public authorities and the private sector) in terms of their social, technical, economic, environmental and legislative aspects
- the improvement of collection approaches particularly for non-wearable textiles for recycling by changing citizen’s behaviour and creation of tools for higher social involvement and recycling promotion. This will ensure a greater accessibility to textile waste as resource and increase the textile waste rates destined for recycling. With 50% collection rate all over Europe would be a significant improvement in order to provide large quantities of feedstock
- a data aggregation system that will be developed and implemented in order to ensure waste traceability and also provide relevant data for economic and environmental assessment;
- the development of new business models adapted for different synergies identified and for new markets. In addition, environmental LCA and LCC for different scenarios and identification of the most promising routes and synergies will support this objective
- automation of the macro separation and sorting for pure or blended textiles, in order to enhance productivity and competitiveness of the whole recycling process
- a new demonstration process based on a synergistic chemical and biotechnological cascading separation/transformation approach of textile basic components (proteins, cellulose, polyamide and polyester) from textile blends as basic feedstock materials for chemical & textile industries. Liquid and solid waste treatment and valorisation will close the loop

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biological behavioural sciences/ethology/biological interaction
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-WASTE-2014-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SOEX TEXTIL-VERMARKTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Address
An Der Strusbek 19
22926 Ahrensburg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 841 077,07

Participants (19)

IOS, INSTITUT ZA OKOLJEVARSTVO IN SENZORJE, PROIZVODNJA, TRGOVINA IN STORITVE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 1 365 997,54
Address
Beloruska Ulica 7
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 366 010
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 770 000
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 583 250
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSEIL EUROPEEN DE L'INDUSTRIE CHIMIQUE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 82 570,48
Address
Rue Belliard, 40 Bte 15
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
TEKSTINA TEKSTILNA INDUSTRIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 308 350
Address
Tovarniska 15
5270 Ajdovscina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DETTIN SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 041 250
Address
Via Campania 9
36015 Schio Vi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 478 625
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VALAGRO CARBONE RENOUVELABLE POITOU-CHARENTES

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 475 543,37
Address
4 Rue Marcel Dore
86000 Poitiers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 234 581,54
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
SEPAREX SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 85 942,46
Address
Rue Jacques Monod 5
54250 Champigneulles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 203 980
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 486 691,05
Address
Oxford Road All Saints Building
M15 6BH Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABOUTGOODS COOMPANY
France
EU contribution
€ 233 155,51
Address
1 Esplanade Augustin Aussedat
74960 Cran Gevrier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUSTAINABILITY CONSULT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 152 671,83
Address
Rue Emmanuel Van Driessche 9
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGEG S.R.L

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 396 303,40
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROSPEX INSTITUTE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 442 500
Address
Breydelstraat 34
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN APPAREL AND TEXTILE CONFEDERATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 239 250
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/10
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other