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HUmins as Green and Sustainable precursors of eco-friendly building blocks and materials

Objective

The HUGS concept ( HUmins as Green and Sustainable precursors of eco-friendly materials and biofuels) discloses an integrated multidisciplinary EID proposal with involvement of high-tech SME’s two research centers and 3 world class universities in the area of biorefinery. All partners have been chosen by their complementary expertise and their extensive experience in supervising PhD programs and coordinating international scientific projects. The proposed methodology and approach focuses on side-stream valorization of FDCA/PEF polyester production process developed by Avantium. HUGS aims to provide breakthrough knowledge combined with an excelling training program on humin by-products by implementing work packages which will respectively focus on side streams to building blocks; building blocks to composites; safety and toxicity aspects; training and dissemination activities and management, communication and public engagement. 5 PhD are envisaged to be recruited to reach these ambitious goals with regards to multidisciplinary training and beyond stateof-the-art research. Each PhD will be seconded at the company as well as between the collaborating universities aiming to develop a number of essential leadership, entrepreneurial, communication and scientific skills in program fellows. All
partners will organize week-long dedicated training courses in their field of expertise (homo- & heterogeneous catalysis, physico-chemical polymer analyses, toxicity and safety, IPR, techno-economic evaluation) over the total duration of the project. The proposed research is novel and highly original which will justify scientific publications in top-ranked journals together with a unique training program. PEF is unique in being the first technical superior and 100% biobased plastic to come to the market. The HUGS project as being closely linked to PEF commercialization which it will guarantee maximal
exploitation of the results, communication and public engagement.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Coordinator

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 383 061,42

Participants (4)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida De Medina Azahara 5
14005 Cordoba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES - INERIS
France
EU contribution
€ 131 437,80
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte
Activity type
Research Organisations
LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUR KATALYSE EV AN DER UNIVERSITAT ROSTOCK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Albert-einstein-strasse 29A
18059 Rostock
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (3)

IEA Bioenergy Task 42
Netherlands
Address

Wageningen
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE COMPIEGNE
France
Address
Rue Du Docteur Schweitzer Cs 60319 Centre Pierre Guillaumat
60203 Compiegne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Rovaltain Scientific Foundation
France
Address

Valence
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)