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BIOSKOH’s Innovation Stepping Stones for a novel European Second Generation BioEconomy

Objective

The BIOSKOH project will pave the way for a Second Generation European Circular Bioeconomy by showcasing how a number Innovation Stepping Stones can realise a breakthrough in techno-economic viability of lignocellulosic biorefineries. It will do so through a two stage investment process and development path to realise the largest (110 kton) second generation (2G) biorefinery in Europe. It starts from a brownfield industrial site in the eastern part of the Slovak Republic to realise the 1st stage Flagship plant to produce 55 kton of cellulosic ethanol per year for EU bio-fuel mandates. Partners include the full value chain starting from land owners and feedstock producers, supply chain experts and an agronomical research partner to set-up a new biomass value chain exploiting large amounts of currently unused crop residues (kton/year), and developing newly grown dedicated crops on marginal land (total circa 320 kton/year), as such revitalising the regional economy. Technology providers (Biochemtex, Novozymes and Lesaffre) developed, tested and demonstrated in the only available semi-industrial scale 2G biorefinery research plant, an innovative integrated pre-treatment, hydrolyses and fermentation package, with higher yield and lower CAPEX which will now be upscaled to the 1st of a kind commercial scale Flagship, to be built by Energochemica. Aim is to showcase techno-economic viability based on a sound business plan and 4 stepping stones (yield, biomass cost, brownfield and industrial symbiosis). Dedicated innovation actions by expert partners include assessing increased cascading potential through lignin valorisation and 2G bio-chemicals, LCA, Socio-economic impact analyses, business plan for a 2nd investment round, exploitation, dissemination and replication actions to various bio-economy clusters in Europe, thus giving both a short term and a long term contribution to the European Industrial Renaissance and bio-economy.
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Coordinator

ENERGOCHEMICA TRADING AS

Address

Pribinova 25
81109 Bratislava

Slovakia

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 13 591 057,35

Participants (11)

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INGEG S.R.L

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 362 006,86

NOVOZYMES A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 292 075

LESAFFRE INTERNATIONAL SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 360 300,50

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 527 590

RISE INNVENTIA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 429 325

FARMA OBORIN SRO

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 3 069 500

NARODNE POL'NOHOSPODARSKE A POTRAVINARSKE CENTRUM

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 659 375

PNO INNOVATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 483 875

SUSTAINABILITY CONSULT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 358 750

AGRICONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 216 475

HEPTA CAPITAL SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 1 217 864,42

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 709557

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.6.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 30 122 313,75

  • EU contribution

    € 21 568 194,13

Coordinated by:

ENERGOCHEMICA TRADING AS

Slovakia