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Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain

Project description

Turning trees into textiles

The need to create garments that are sustainable is at the heart of an eco-fashion movement. There is a growing demand for alternatives to fossil-based fibres and cotton that require the use of toxic chemicals. In response, the EU-funded GRETE project aims to improve the wood-to-textile value chain, which is currently limited to highly processed dissolving grade pulps. The project will develop technologies whereby paper grade pulps from softwood and hardwood sources are used as raw material for man-made textile fibres. GRETE’s aim is to enable increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe. The project will also design safe and sustainable solvent systems for the production of regenerated cellulose fibres.

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 171 096,66
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 549 766,25
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 290 000,00
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 199 925,00
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
METSA SPRING OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Revontulenpuisto 2a
02100 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 133 750,00
CELULOSE BEIRA INDUSTRIAL SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Leirosa
3081-853 Figueira Da Foz

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Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 99 450,00
MATERIAL CONNEXION ITALIA SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 41 719,51
Address
Via Del Conservatorio 17
20121 Milano

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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
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VERTECH GROUP

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 3 133,78
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice

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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
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MATERIALLY SRL IMPRESA SOCIALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 208 655,49
Address
Viale Sarca 336
20126 Milano

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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
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACIO UNIVERSITARIA BALMES
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 90 947,06
Address
Carrer Perot Rocaguinarda 17
08500 Vic Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00