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

Systemic approach to Reduce Energy demand and CO2 emissions of processesthat 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.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

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Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 380 145

Participants (15)

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Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 695 500

UNIVERSITAET AUGSBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 237 500

FINANCIERA MADERERA SA

Spain

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 434 875

COLLANTI CONCORDE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 303 187,50

FORESA INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL NOROESTE SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 609 875

RAMPF ECO SOLUTIONS GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 325 237,50

INSIGHT PUBLISHERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 338 209,37

LAFARGE CENTRE DE RECHERCHE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 316 925

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 841 750

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 354 812,50

CROMOGENIA UNITS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 291 536,88

INGEG S.R.L

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 362 687,50

BIOSYNCAUCHO SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 118 553,75

FUNDACION CARTIF

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 132 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723670

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 224 644,99

  • EU contribution

    € 6 743 545

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain