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

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.
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Coordinator

NOVAMONT SPA

Address

Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 6 427 169

Participants (7)

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MATRICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 9 335 187

SOLIQZ BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 318 500

SIP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 315 525

BIOPHIL CENTRAL EUROPE SRO

Slovakia

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 321 251

ELEMENTI SRL

Italy

ROELMI HPC SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 278 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 669029

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 25 022 688,75

  • EU contribution

    € 16 995 882

Coordinated by:

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy