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PROcesses for Value added fibres by Innovative Deep Eutectic Solvents

PROcesses for Value added fibres by Innovative Deep Eutectic Solvents

Objective

The main objective of the PROVIDES project is to develop a radically new, sustainable and techno-economically feasible pulping technology for wood and agro-based lignocellulose raw materials based on deep eutectic solvents (DES), a new class of natural solvents which have the unique ability to dissolve and thus mildly fractionate lignin, hemicellulose and cellulose at low temperature and atmospheric pressure for further processing into high added value materials and chemicals.
The aim is to transfer recent scientific findings in novel lignin dissolving DES to process concept level that can be evaluated against current pulping processes. The technological breakthrough expected through the development of such new DES pulping technology could reduce process energy intensity by at least 40% and investment costs by 50% compared to traditional chemical pulping technology.
In parallel, the development of efficient novel cellulose-dissolving DES and other DESs to process lignocellulose materials, starting with paper for recycling, is aimed at with focus on sustainability in selecting DES chemical components and technical and economic applicability of the solvent system.
PROVIDES will create both fundamental and industry driven technological knowledge based on lab to bench/pilot scale experimentation, through: mapping and selection of most effective DES families; investigating processes and process technology options, including DES regeneration and recycling, in order to define full industrial processes that would isolate high quality cellulose/fibres, lignin and hemicelluloses; providing products for industrial evaluation; establishing technical data to evaluate industrial feasibility and integration; performing life-cycle oriented assessment of environmental and socio-economic performance; assessing impacts in terms of energy and cost reductions as well as new high added value applications PROVIDES could provide to the pulp and paper industry sector.
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Coordinator

STICHTING S-ISPT

Address

Groen Van Prinstererlaan 37
3818 Jn Amersfoort

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Participants (26)

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SAPPI NETHERLANDS SERVICES B.V.

Netherlands

WEPA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

VOITH PAPER GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

HOLMEN AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

METSA FIBRE OY

Finland

OMYA INTERNATIONAL AG

Switzerland

PARENCO BV

Netherlands

THE NAVIGATOR COMPANY SA

Portugal

SMURFIT KAPPA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

STORA ENSO OYJ

Finland

UPM-KYMMENE OYJ

Finland

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L INDUSTRIE DESPAPIERS CARTONS ET CELLULOSES

France

EU Contribution

€ 349 625

CROWN VAN GELDER NV

Netherlands

DS SMITH PACKAGING NETHERLANDS BV

Netherlands

BUCKMAN LABORATORIES

Belgium

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 380 000

MONDI AG

Austria

ZELLSTOFF POELS AG

Austria

MAYR-MELNHOF EERBEEK BV

Netherlands

ESKA GRAPHIC BOARD BV

Netherlands

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 349 926

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

CELULOSE BEIRA INDUSTRIAL SA

Portugal

SCA TISSUE FRANCE

France

VALMET TECHNOLOGIES OY

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 668970

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 496 343,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 079 551

Coordinated by:

STICHTING S-ISPT

Netherlands

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