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Biomacromolecules from municipal solid bio-waste fractions and fish waste for high added value applications.

Objective

Municipal solids waste (MSW) are collected by municipalities and represents more than 500 kg/capita (EU-27 average), 300 million tonnes overall every year in the EU-32. Currently, approximately 50% of this volume is landfilled. More than 1.3 million tonnes of Marine rest raw material (MRRM) are generated in Europe each year. Some countries, such as Norway and Denmark, have traditionally for animal feed. It will therefore be a challenge for the industry to develop methods to turn fish viscera and skin, currently considered as undesirable raw materials for hydrolysis and human consumption, into profitable products.
DAFIA will exploit MSW and MRRM as feedstocks for high value products. The parallel exploitation of the two feedstocks may create synergies. This expertise will be utilised in process development from MSW, while at the same time, new added-value products may be identified from both feed stocks.
The main objective of the DAFIA project is to explore the conversion routes of municipal solid waste (MSW), and marine rest raw-materials (MRRM) from the fish processing industries, to obtain high added value products, i.e. flame retardants, edible/barrier coatings and chemical building blocks (dicarboxylic acids and diamine) to produce polyamides and polyesters for a wide range industrial applications.
Different value-chains and products will be selected and explored based on the potential commercial value and the technical feasibility including new microbial strains and processes for conversion of major feedstock fractions, enzymatic and chemical modifications of components isolated from the feedstock or produced in microbial processes.
Up to four cost-effective molecule groups suitable for the final selected applications will be targeted (nucleic acids, dicarboxylic acids, diamines and gelatine), & two value-chains (MSW & MRRM) will be evaluated at pilot scale to reach TRL5.
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Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Address

Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 660 427,50

Participants (16)

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POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 324 850

SINTEF OCEAN AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 610 387,50

SINTEF FISKERI OG HAVBRUK AS

Norway

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 104 827,50

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 569 500

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 372 812,50

NUTRIMAR AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 227 750

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 516 500

BIOTREND - INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 450 487,50

DAREN LABORATORIES & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 422 225

MINE PLASTIK ENDUSTRIYEL URUNLER VE SERT MADEN KIMYA LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 200 600

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 520 700

BIOPOLIS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 464 250

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 341 593,75

The National Non-Food Crops Centre

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 180 612,50

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 462 672,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 720770

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 430 196,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 430 196,25

Coordinated by:

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain