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Sustainable and carbon-efficient mono-Ethylene Glycol generation in demonstration PLANT

Project description

Cost-effective, sustainable monoethylene glycol production from renewable resources

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is a vital ingredient in the production of polyester fibres and resins, and it is also used as an antifreeze agent in coolants. Global MEG production largely relies on petrochemical sources. The only commercially available bio-based method of MEG production is inefficient and expensive, which hampers its widespread use. The EU is supporting Netherlands-based company Avantium in developing a one-step process called Ray Technology for producing bio-MEG from renewable resources. The resulting product is competitive in terms of cost and quality compared to the one derived from fossil fuels. The EU-funded EGgPLANT project aims to scale up the technology on the road to its commercialisation.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2

Coordinator

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Net EU contribution
€ 2 375 749,00
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 725 376,00

Participants (1)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AVANTIUM SUPPORT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 124 250,00
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 125 750,00