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Apply ligninases to resolve end-of-life issues of thermoset composite plastics

Objective

BIZENTE project presents an innovative solution to resolve the end-of-life of thermoset composites based on the development of a new technology focused on a controlled enzymatic biodegradation. BIZENTE technology will contribute to decrease the amount of non-biodegradable polymers currently discharged to the environment or sent to landfill and incineration in at least a 40%. The solution will imply opening a biocatalytic process to new type of feedstock (3 thermoset resins and composites) not previously approached in the plastics value chain.
BIZENTE will determine directed enzyme evolution strategies to improve ligninolytic oxidoreductases which have been selected as the most suited biocatalysts to degrade the three types of thermoset composites addressed in the project (epoxy, polyester and vinylester). Once this new technology has been optimised and scaled-up to a pilot environment, the biodegradation products will be valorised into new building blocks for the chemical industry.
BIZENTE project will directly contribute to achieve SIRA’s in KPI1, KPI2 and KPI8. BIZENTE consortium involves 10 partners: 3 RTD (Aitiip, UCA and TuDelft), 5 SME (EvoEnzyme, BSP, SP, PLATA and ECRT), and 2 Large Companies (ACCIONA and AED), accounting to 1 BIC full member (BIOPHERE) and 3 associated (AITIIP, UCA, TUDELFT). It involves partners from 5 EU countries (ES, NL, FR, IT, DK). The 48-months proposed will comprise a total estimated budget of 3,182,571 €; being the 21,2% covered by consortium own contribution (in-kinds) and adding 223,764.5 € in additional activities during the project implementation and 2,350,000 € envisaged to upgrade TRL after the end of the project. Benefits will be significant in terms of EU growth (13,1%) and increasing jobs (16 direct, 1000 indirect) by promoting at least 2 new sector interconnections in the new created “enzymatic circular VC for composite materials”.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2019
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION AITIIP
Address
Poligono Empresarium, Calle Romero N 12-14
50720 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 486 950

Participants (9)

EVOENZYME SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 519 578
Address
Calle Grecia Nr 80 Puerta 4 Valdemoro
28341 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 227 268,80
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN COMPOSIT RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 224 000
Address
Vestergade 42
4990 Sakskobing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPECIFIC POLYMERS
France
EU contribution
€ 356 885,50
Address
Avenue Des Cocardieres 150 Zac Via Domitia
34160 Castries
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOSPHERE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 288 900
Address
Via Vittorio Borghesi 21
47522 Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
EU contribution
€ 294 360
Address
Centro Cultural Reina Sofia Paseo Carlos Iii N9
11003 Cadiz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCIO AERODROMO AEROPUERTO DE TERUEL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 400
Address
Poligono De Tiro 4
44396 Teruel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AERNNOVA ENGINEERING DIVISION SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Leonardo Da Vinci Minano Sn
01510 Vitoria Gasteiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)