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Systemic approach to Reduce Energy demand and CO2 emissions of processes that transform agroforestry waste into High Added value Products.

Objective

Europe's position in the production of biochemicals from biomass and by-products is limited to a few compounds, while their demand is among the largest in the world. However, Europe has a lot of world leader chemical companies. On the other hand, lignocellulosic waste constitutes one of the most abundant resources without competing with food chain.
REHAP’s 16 partners aim at revalorizing agricultural (wheat straw) and forestry (bark) waste through its recovery, and primary (sugars, lignin, tannins) and secondary (sugar acids, carboxylic acids, aromatics and resins) processing to turn them into novel materials, and considering Green Building as business case. The project will provide reductions in utilization of fossil resources of 80-100%, and energy utilization and CO2 emissions above 30%.
Specifically, building blocks (1,4 and 2,3-Butanediol, estherpolyols), materials (PUs, phenolic resins, modified hydrolysis lignin) and products (wooden boards, insulation foams, cement, adhesive) will be obtained:
• Isolation of tannins and carbohydrates from forestry waste to turn them into bio-phenolic resins for wooden panels and isocyanate-free polyurethanes (PU) for insulating foams, respectively.
• Isolation of lignin and carbohydrates from agricultural waste to turn them into bio-phenolic resins for wooden panels and biosuperplasticizers for cement, and estherpolyol PU for adhesives, respectively.
• Fire retardant lignin and sugar-based additives will be also developed.
Developed processing technologies (chemo/thermo/enzymatic and fermentation) will be optimized at pilot scale (TRL6-7) for further exploitation and replication of results. All products will be integrated in a prototype to demonstrate industrial applicability into the Green Construction sector.
Throughout the project, Life Cycle and Cost Assessment, market analysis, business plan, waste management strategy and measures for future standardization will be implemented using a systemic perspective approach.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/organic acids
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/carbohydrates
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/sustainable architecture/sustainable building

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2016
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 380 145

Participants (16)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 695 500
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 133,75
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
86159 Augsburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FINANCIERA MADERERA SA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Formaris S/n
15890 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 444 850
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COLLANTI CONCORDE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 303 187,50
Address
Via Giovanni Schiaparelli 12
31029 Vittorio Veneto Tv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORESA INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL NOROESTE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 609 875
Address
Avenida Dona Urraca 91
36650 Caldas De Reis Pontevedra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAMPF ECO SOLUTIONS GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 325 237,50
Address
Elsasser Strasse 7
66954 Pirmasens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSIGHT PUBLISHERS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 171 299,09
Address
King Square 12-13
BS2 8JH Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LAFARGE CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 316 925
Address
Rue Du Montmurier 95
38070 Saint Quentin Fallavier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 977 112,85
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Activity type
Other
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 354 812,50
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CROMOGENIA UNITS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 291 536,88
Address
Poligono Industrial Zona Franca Sector E Calle 14-16
08040 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGEG S.R.L

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 196 715,90
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOSYNCAUCHO SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 118 553,75
Address
C/astondo Bidea, 612
48160 Derio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 132 750
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSIGHT MEDIA GROUP LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 166 910,28
Address
Chapel House The Parade
NP25 3PA Monmouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)