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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/nucleic acid
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/animal husbandry/animal feed

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-BIO-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 324 850
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 610 387,50
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
SINTEF FISKERI OG HAVBRUK AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Brattørkaia 17B
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 104 827,50
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 569 500
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 372 812,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
NUTRIMAR AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 227 750
Address

7266 Kverva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 503 000
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOTREND-INOVACAO E ENGENHARIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 450 487,50
Address
Biocant Park Nucleo 4 Lote 2
3060-197 Cantanhede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DAREN LABORATORIES & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 422 225
Address
Hapartizanim St 10
74037 Nes Ziona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MINE PLASTIK ENDUSTRIYEL URUNLER VE SERT MADEN KIMYA LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 200 600
Address
1122 Cad. 1417 Sok. No. 26 Ivoksan
Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 520 700
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Activity type
Other
BIOPOLIS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 464 250
Address
Calle Catedratico Agustin Escardino 9
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 341 593,75
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE NATIONAL NON FOOD CROPS CENTRELBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 112,50
Address
Innovation Way York Science Park Innovation Centre Heslington
Y010 5DG York
Activity type
Research Organisations
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 462 672,50
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations