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Industrial Feather Waste Valorisation for Sustainable KeRatin based MAterials.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723268

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 679 744,39

  • EU contribution

    € 5 880 471,38

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

Objective

According to European Commission, 13.1 million tons of poultry meat was produced only in the European Union (EU-28) in 2014 with an estimated generation of 3.1 million tons feather waste. At present the majority of poultry feathers are converted into low nutritional value animal food or disposed in landfills, causing environmental and health hazards. In this context, the overall objective of KaRMA2020 is the industrial exploitation of such underutilized waste to obtain added value raw materials for the chemical sector: keratin, bioplastics, flame retardant coatings, non-woven and thermoset biobased resins. This will be accomplished through either: i) innovative and sustainable approaches (already patented by some of KaRMA2020 partners), or ii) conventional and economic techniques. The obtained raw materials will be manufactured at industrial scale and further used for the production of novel bio-based products such as: slow release fertilizers, biodegradable food packaging plastics, flame retardant coated textiles and flame retardant thermoset biobased composites. The sustainability of the new raw materials and end-products will be evaluated through LCA assessment. Additionally, an integrated waste management plan will be elaborated to minimize environmental impacts generated by wastes.
Communication and knowledge transfer as well as a detailed business plan will allow maximizing overall profitability of KaRMA2020 results.
The well balanced composition of the consortium including industry, RTD performers and academia give KaRMA2020 the maximum chance of success.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Address

Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 712 497,11

Participants (16)

GRUPO SADA P A SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 98 525

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 707 487,50

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 689 657,50

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 544 000

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 355 580

SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT BIOPOLIMEROW I WLOKIEN CHEMICZNYCH

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 231 461,25

SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 169 750

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 456 753,14

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 462 000

FKUR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 133 787,50

FERTIBERIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 138 523

VERTECH GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 350 875

CIAOTECH Srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 160 781,25

DAREN LABORATORIES & SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 249 003,13

RISE PROCESSUM AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 318 071,25

PNO INNOVATION SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 101 718,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 723268

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 679 744,39

  • EU contribution

    € 5 880 471,38

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain