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Biowaste derived volatile fatty acid platform for biopolymers, bioactive compounds and chemical building blocks

Objective

VOLATILE aims in the development of an innovative Volatile Fatty Acids Platform for the bioconversion of municipal solid bio-waste fraction and sludgy biowaste from other industries. The platform will be integrated in anaerobic digestion. The volatile fatty acids will be recovered continuously using sophisticated membrane technology and will be provided as feedstock / carbon source for value added fermentation approaches such as biopolymer PHA to be tested in material applications, single cell oil as precursor for oleochemical industry as well as long chain unsaturated health-promoting Omega-3 fatty acids to be used as food ingredient or nutraceutical. PHA will be obtained by bacterial fermentations, single cell oil from yeast cultivation and Omega-3 fatty acids via heterotrophic microalgae. The process development will be accompanied with sophisticated LCA study in order to ensure environmental friendly process design.
The project will also work on solutions to typical barriers beside others such as quality requirements, continuous and sufficient feedstock supply or interaction between members of value chain using agent-based modelling. Also the effect of legal stimuli and restrictions and subsidies and taxes will be studied and a link between product requirements and markets will be established. VOLATILE will prepare a Roadmap indicating future research needs but also giving suggestion for legislative improvements. A CEN workshop will be initiated to discuss with external stakeholders rules for the VFAP & to set up standard requirements in the form of a CEN workshop Agreement.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/lipids
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/taxation

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and 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
€ 636 250

Participants (21)

ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 842 500
Address
Dok Noord 5
9000 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 349 237,50
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 234 810
Address
Largo Do Paco
4704 553 Braga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOZOON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 310 656,25
Address
Nansenstr. 8
27572 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 256 100
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STAMOU ANONIMI BIOTECHNIKI EMBORIKIETAIRIA PARAGOGI KAI EMBORIA PARADOSIAKON PROIONDON GALAKTOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 128 125
Address
Leoforos Karamanli 206
13678 Acharnai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AQUAFIN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 178 750
Address
Dijkstraat 8
2630 Aartselaar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TWENCE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 426 550
Address
Boldershoekweg 51
7554 RT Hengelo Ov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERROVIAL SERVICIOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 253 125
Address
Calle Principe De Vergara 135
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IGEAN MILIEU EN VEILIGHEID
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 257 500
Address
Doornaardstraat 60
2160 Wommelgem
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
P A RESIDEL - OPTIMIZACAO ENERGETICA DE RESIDUOS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 107 500
Address
Rua Calouste Gulbenkian 169 7 H1
4050 145 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPANIA AQUASERV SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 113 250
Address
Strada Kos Karoly 1
540297 Targu Mures
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDELUX EAU

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 108 319,39
Address
Schoppach Dreve De L Arc En Ciel 98
6700 Arlon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 393 163,75
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ODEI S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 252 593,75
Address
Plaza Del Renacimiento 9 Planta 4 Oficina 20
01004 Vitoria Gasteiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 511 538,75
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
KPAD LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 206 250
Address
Francis House 2 Park Road Barnet
EN5 5RN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIEDEMANN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 208 056,25
Address
Rieblinger Strasse 25
86479 Aichen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 445 500
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRITECC SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 208 220
Address
Str Cosminului 8
400642 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDELUX ENVIRONNEMENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 137 930,61
Address
Schoppach Dreve De L Arc-en-ciel 98
6700 Arlon
Activity type
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