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Demonstration of Innovative Technologies towards a more Efficient and Sustainable Plastic Recycling

Demonstration of Innovative Technologies towards a more Efficient and Sustainable Plastic Recycling

Objective

The main objective of POLYNSPIRE is to demonstrate a set of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions, aiming at improving the energy and resource efficiency of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic recycling processes, targeting 100% waste streams containing at least 80% of plastic materials. To this end, three innovation pillars are addressed at TRL7: A) Chemical recycling assisted by microwaves and smart magnetic catalysts as a path to recover plastic monomers and valuable fillers (carbon or glass fibres), B) Advanced additivation and high energy irradiation to enhance recycled plastics quality and C) Valorisation of plastic waste as carbon source in steel industry. Innovations A and B can lead up to 34% of fossil fuel direct reduction for PA and 32% for PU. Approach C can lead to reductions of around 80% of fossil carbon sources in electric arc furnaces. The demonstration is completed by the performance of a rigorous holistic environmental and economic analysis (LCA and LCC) to ensure the industrial feasibility and the accomplishment of environmental restrictions. Efforts are dedicated to analyse non-technological barriers (legislative or standardization) that could hinder the proper innovations deployment.
POLYNSPIRE also implies the development of a comprehensive business plan, gathering 7 business models and establishing a cross-linked relation between plastic, chemical and steel manufacturing industries. Its consortium, coordinated by CIRCE, ensures POLYNSPIRE success through the involvement of 4 RTOs, 1 university, 9 large companies, 6 SMEs and 2 multiplier associations. To that end, chemical companies (REPSOL QUIMICA, ARKEMA, NOVAMONT, NUREL and KOR), plastic compounders (BADA) and converters (MAIER), waste managers (IDS), technology developers (CIRCE, NIC, ION, AITIIP, TUe, CSM), equipment and steel manufacturers (FM, CPPE, HTT, FENO), exploitation (VTG), standardisation (DS) and dissemination (EUPC and IKMIB) entities are involved in the consortium.
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Address

Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3d
50018 Zaragoza

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 483 812,50

Participants (21)

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REPSOL QUIMICA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 304 106,25

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 132 125

NOVAMONT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 293 562,50

NUREL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 146 202

KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 149 828,88

IONIQA TECHNOLOGIES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 827 750

KEMIJSKI INSTITUT

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 370 437,50

FRICKE UND MALLAH MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 617 750

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 397 373,75

FUNDACION AITIIP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 690 500

BADA HISPANAPLAST SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 169 653,75

MAIER UK LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 384 000

RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 489 125

FERRIERE NORD SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 505 862,88

IDEALSERVICE SOC. COOP.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 176 312,50

HTT ENGINEERING SPOL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 166 877,38

CPPE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 110 425

FONDEN DANSK STANDARD

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 156 820

EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 207 734,38

VERTECH GROUP

France

ISTANBUL CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS EXPORTERS' ASSOCIATION

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 163 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820665

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2018

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 811 952,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 944 009,27

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain