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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.
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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

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

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 636 250

Participants (20)

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ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 842 500

BIOTREND - INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 349 237,50

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 234 810

BIOZOON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 310 656,25

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 256 100

STAMOU ANONIMI BIOTECHNIKI EMBORIKIETAIRIA PARAGOGI KAI EMBORIA PARADOSIAKON PROIONDON GALAKTOS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 128 125

AQUAFIN N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 178 750

TWENCE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 426 550

FERROVIAL SERVICIOS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 253 125

IGEAN MILIEU EN VEILIGHEID

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 257 500

P A RESIDEL - OPTIMIZACAO ENERGETICA DE RESIDUOS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 107 500

COMPANIA AQUASERV SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 113 250

ASSOCIATION INTERCOMMUNALE POUR LA PROTECTION ET LA VALORISATION DE LENVIRONNEMENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 246 250

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 393 163,75

ODEI S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 252 593,75

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 511 538,75

KPAD LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 206 250

WIEDEMANN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 208 056,25

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 445 500

TRITECC SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 208 220

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720777

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2016

  • End date

    30 November 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 565 926,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 565 926,25

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain