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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/health economics
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-1-1
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Funding Scheme

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

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)

INGEG S.R.L

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 362 006,86
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVOZYMES A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 292 075
Address
Krogshoejvej 36
2880 Bagsvaerd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LESAFFRE INTERNATIONAL SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 360 300,50
Address
Rue Gabriel Peri 137
59700 Marcq En Baroeul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 527 590
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RISE INNVENTIA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 429 325
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 61
114 86 Stockholm
Activity type
Other
FARMA OBORIN SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 3 069 500
Address
Vlcia Dolina 958
04925 Dobsina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NARODNE POL'NOHOSPODARSKE A POTRAVINARSKE CENTRUM
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 659 375
Address
Hlohovecka 2
951 41 Luzianky
Activity type
Research Organisations
PNO INNOVATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 483 875
Address
Excelsiorlaan 51
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUSTAINABILITY CONSULT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 358 750
Address
Rue Emmanuel Van Driessche 9
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRICONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 216 475
Address
Via Vitorchiano 123
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEPTA CAPITAL SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 217 864,42
Address
Rue De La Croix D'or 19A
1204 Geneve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)