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From bio-based feedstocks via di-acids to multiple advanced bio-based materials with a preference for polyethylene furanoate

Objective

The PEFerence project will establish a globally first-of-a-kind, industrial scale (50 000 tonnes/year), cost-effective FDCA (diacid) biorefinery flagship plant producing bio-based chemicals and materials (bottles, films, Lego Bricks, polyurethanes) using also existing facilities in industrial symbiosis. The consortium aims to replace a significant part of fossil based polyesters (such as PET), but also technologically superior packaging materials like glass and aluminum with 100 % bio-based polyesters (such as PEF). The unique properties of PEF (excellent barrier and strength) make it a material that can be applied in areas where PET is less suitable. The initial market focus will be on high value applications such as replacement of multilayer packaging, aluminum cans and small size PET bottles where PEF brings most value. On the longer term, when FDCA is produced at large scale and technology is further matured, FDCA based polyesters are expected to penetrate further into markets which allow smaller or no price premium.

The potential significant reductions in non-renewable energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil based PET or aluminum based cans for PEF based packaging solutions will be assessed. Furthermore, PEF bottles can be recycled and used again as raw material for bottles, as well as in a cascading approach for packaging and textiles. During the project, fructose produced via an enzymatic isomerisation process from 2nd generation glucose will be assessed. The full value chain will be optimized ensuring cost-effective and environmentally sustainable raw material sourcing and production of FDCA, PEF/PBF and polyurethane products. Finally, together with customers and brand owners (Lego, Nestle), 100% bio-based end-products will be demonstrated and validated to ensure fast market deployment.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Coordinator

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 648 451,87

Participants (16)

SPINVERSE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 350 933,63
Address
Keilasatama 5
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEREOS PARTICIPATIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 793 187,50
Address
Rue Pasteur 11
02390 Origny Sainte-benoite
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BASF SE

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 313,10
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 208 687,50
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNVINA CV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 491 695,79
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CRODA NEDERLAND BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 21 513,79
Address
Buurtje 1
2802 BE Gouda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OMV MACHINERY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 331 626,75
Address
Via Lungadige Attiraglio 67
37124 Verona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LEGO SYSTEM AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 395 501,75
Address
Aastvej 1
7190 Billund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALPLA WERKE ALWIN LEHNER GMBH & COKG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 259 000
Address
Allmendstrasse 81
6971 Hard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETE DES PRODUITS NESTLE SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 248 500
Address
Avenue Nestle 55
1800 Vevey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEBONY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 392 875
Address
Hoffsvein 48
0377 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HENKEL KGaA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 437,50
Address
Henkelstrasse 67
40191 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTECSEA B.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Poortweg 6
2612PA Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARLSBERG BREWERIES AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 293 125
Address
Ny Carlsberg Vej 100
1799 Kobenhavns
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WORLEY BELGIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 9 339 750,01
Address
Noorderlaan 127
2030 Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVANTIUM RENEWABLE POLYMERS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 9 765 010,81
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)