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Flagship demonstration of an integrated plant towards large scale supply and market assessment of MFC

Objective

The Exilva flagship project will consist in the upscaling of the Borregaard’s MFC process from the existing pilot plant (50-70 tons/year) to the full scale flagship plant (1000 tons/year) and demonstrate an industrial symbiosis between the biomass/forest industry (Norwegian Spruce) and application industries in a wide range of market segments by developing and commercialising added value (performances vs cost) products in a sustainable way. The ambition of the Exilva project is to make MFC commercially available on large quantities for the first time as well as develop the MFC market further in selected segments.
The grand challenges of the Exilva flagship project are twofold:
• Technology and process: related to the start-up of the flagship plant the main tasks and challenges will be testing of the new equipment, technology transfer from the pilot plant to the flagship plant, gaining operational experience, establishing the plant organization and quality control, establishing the appropriate process parameters for a stable full scale production of MFC and gaining experience with regards to logistics and handling of the MFC material.
• Market: successful market penetration of MFC based products, product performance and cost, standards and regulation.
The decision to invest in a first of a kind commercial plant is driven by business opportunities to use MFC in a wide range of market segments and applications and demonstrate that the investment in the flagship will be profitable. Borregaard has started to establish business pipelines towards different end user companies that will develop full products based on MFC formulations.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2015-01

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Sub call

H2020-BBI-PPP-2015-1-1

Coordinator

BORREGAARD AS
Net EU contribution
€ 24 334 189,00
Address
Hjalmar Wessels Vei 6
1721 Sarpsborg
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 16 222 792,50

Participants (6)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

BORREGAARD DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 677 568,00
Address
Dea Scholvenstrasse 9
76187 Karlsruhe

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 451 712,00
UNILEVER U.K. CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 157 791,00
Address
Unilever House, Victoria Embankment 100
EC4Y 0DY London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 67 625,25
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 319 270,00
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 136 830,00
NORSUS NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BAEREKRFTSFORSKNING AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 621 790,00
Address
Stadion 4
1671 Krakeroy

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 266 481,25
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 1 192 627,50
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AYMING
France
Net EU contribution
€ 130 375,00
Address
Rue Chaptal 114
92300 Levallois-perret

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 55 875,00