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Flagship demonstration of an integrated biorefinery for dry crops sustainable exploitation towards biobased materials production

Objective

FIRST2RUN project aims at demonstrating (TRL8) the techno, economical and environmental sustainability at industrial scale of a first-of-kind value chain where low input and underutilized oil crops (i.e. cardoon) grown in arid and/or marginal lands and not in competition with food or feed, are exploited for the extraction of vegetable oils to be further converted through chemical and biotechnological processes into bio-monomers (mainly pelargonic and azelaic acids) and esters that will be applied in the formulation of bioproducts (biolubricants, cosmetics, bioplastics). By and co-products from the process will be valorised both for energy, feed for animals and added value chemicals productions in order to increase the sustainability of the value chain.  Standardization, certification and dissemination activities will support the project in relation to increased marketability as well as social acceptability of developed biobased products in view of their penetration in the market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/bioplastics
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

BBI-IA-FLAG - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Flagship

Coordinator

NOVAMONT SPA
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 6 427 169

Participants (6)

MATRICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 335 187
Address
Zona Industriale La Marinella Snc
07046 Porto Torres
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLIQZ BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 318 500
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
2628 VK Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 315 525
Address
Westminster Tower 3 Albert Embankment
SE1 7SP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOPHIL CENTRAL EUROPE SRO

Participation ended

Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ruzinovska 3
82102 Bratislava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 321 251
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROELMI HPC SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 278 250
Address
Corso Europa 60
20020 Solaro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)