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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-SPIRE-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 483 812,50

Participants (21)

REPSOL QUIMICA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 304 106,25
Address
Calle Mendez Alvaro 44
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 132 125
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 293 562,50
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUREL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 146 202
Address
Carretera Barcelona Km 329 Sn
50016 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 149 828,88
Address
Alikahya Fatih Mah Sanayici Cad 90 Izmit
41310 Kocaeli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IONIQA TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 827 750
Address
De Lismortel 31 1 08
5612 AR Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 370 437,50
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRICKE UND MALLAH MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 617 750
Address
Werner Nordmeyer Str 25
31226 Peine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 397 373,75
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION AITIIP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 690 500
Address
Poligono Empresarium, Calle Romero N 12-14
50720 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
BADA HISPANAPLAST SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 169 653,75
Address
Pg Indust Sepes Cl Indust 153
22006 Huesca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAIER UK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 384 000
Address
Unit 15 Attwood Road Zone 1 Burntwood Business Par
WS7 3GJ Burntwood
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING - CENTRO SVILUPPO MATERIALI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 489 125
Address
Via Di Castel Romano 100
00128 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FERRIERE NORD SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 505 862,88
Address
Via Zona Industriale Fraz Rivoli
33010 Osoppo Ud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDEALSERVICE SOC. COOP.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 176 312,50
Address
Via Basaldella 90
33037 Pasian Di Prato Ud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HTT ENGINEERING SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 166 877,38
Address
Cimburkova 567/10
612 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CPPE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 110 425
Address
Bukovzlak 101
3000 Celje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDEN DANSK STANDARD
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 156 820
Address
Goteborg Plads 1
2150 Nordhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 207 734,38
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
VERTECH GROUP

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISTANBUL CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS EXPORTERS' ASSOCIATION
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 163 750
Address
Dis Ticaret Kompleksi, Cobancesme Mevki Yenibosna Bahcelievler
34197 Istanbul
Activity type
Other