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New market niches for the Pulp and Paper Industry waste based on circular economy approaches

Objective

Europe is the second world producer of pulp and paper, manufacturing 130 million tonnes in 2014 and representing 23% of world production. The EU pulp and paper manufacturing and converting industries generate an annual turnover of €180 billion, representing 1,26% of the European GDP. In particular, the Pulp and Paper industry (PPI) has a turnover of €75 billion, comprises 920 plants and provides 180,000 jobs in Europe directly, and 1.5 million in the value chain. This sector is resource intensive and produces 11 million tonnes of waste yearly . It has been found that 25-40% of municipal solid waste generated each year worldwide is paper-related. Furthermore, Europe is nowadays facing the challenge of resource scarcity and more efficient use. If managed in a sustainable manner, PPI waste can become a valuable raw material for other resource intensive industries such as the construction (i.e 5,4 billion tonnes of raw material consumption) or the chemical industry (1 billion tonnes). Mining industry waste generation is estimated at up to 20.000 million tons of solid waste yearly, and relevant part of this waste needs to be kept in environmental safety conditions, which in turn implies additional use of resources (e.g borrow materials). New widespread markets are needed to extend the valorisation operations, reduce the landfilling rates and increase the competitiveness of the PPIs creating new added value markets for their inorganic waste.
The overall objective of PAPERCHAIN is to deploy five novel circular economy models centred in the valorisation of the waste streams generated by the PPI as secondary raw material for a number of resource intensive sectors: construction sector, mining sector and chemical industry. PAPERCHAIN aims to unlock the potential of a resource efficient model based on industrial symbiosis which will demonstrate the potential of the major non-hazardous waste streams generated by the PPI as valuable secondary raw material.

Call for proposal

H2020-CIRC-2016TwoStage
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Coordinator

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 723 625

Participants (19)

NOURYON FUNCTIONAL CHEMICALS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 226 034,38
Address
Po Box 851
444 85 Stenungsund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOLIDEN MINERAL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 330 253,44
Address
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932 81 Skelleftehamn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOMSJO FABRIKER AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 237 737,50
Address
Vasternorrlands Lan 22
891 86 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUSAN HOLESEK
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 386 479,63
Address
Ulica Sallaumines 9A
1420 Trbovlje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 335 732,50
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Vizcaya, Edificio 202
48170 Zamudio
Activity type
Research Organisations
GREENIZE PROJECTS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 248 977,75
Address
Calle Iruna N9 Escalera Derecha 2D
48014 Bilbao Vizcaya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LGI SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 337 750
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 594 297,50
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEGAVIA - CONSTRUCOES E OBRAS PUBLICAS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 224 561,79
Address
Rua Cidade Tokushima Lote 20 R/c C
2400 Leiria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE NAVIGATOR COMPANY SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 184 299,65
Address
Penisula Da Mitrena Sado
2910 738 Setubal Sado
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEKAB BIOFUELS & CHEMICALS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 211 968,75
Address
Hörneborgsvägen 12
891 26 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SLOVENSKE ZELEZNICE INFRASTRUKTURA DRUZBA ZA UPRAVLJANJE IN VZDRZEVANJE ZELEZNISKE INFRASTRUKTURE TER VODENJE ZELEZNISKEGA PROMETA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 37 406,25
Address
Kolodvorska Ulica 11
1000 Ljubljana
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RISE PROCESSUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 365 531,25
Address
Horneborgsvagen 12
891 22 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Research Organisations
SPRAL - SOCIEDADE DE PRE-ESFORCADOS DE AVEIRO, LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 119 521,50
Address
Rua Lagoa Do Juncio 119
3830 Iilhavo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 579 237,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 486 562,50
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 438 572,75
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIPAP VIDEM KRSKO PROIZVODNJA PAPIRJA IN VLAKNIN D.D.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 101 281,25
Address
Tovarniska Ulica 18
8270 Krsko
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 656 250
Address
Dimiceva Ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations