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

Project description

Biodegradation for end-of-life thermoset composites

Thermoset composites are widely used by high-technological industrial sectors - such as aeronautics, automotive, construction, energy, sports, electronics - due to their unique properties: mechanical strength, chemical resistance, durability, lightness, corrosion resistance, and more. However, they are becoming a challenge for industry waste managers. The EU-funded BIZENTE project presents an innovative solution to resolve the end-of-life issues of thermoset composites based on the development of a new technology focused on controlled biodegradation using enzymes. 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 based on epoxy, polyester and vinylester resins and reinforced with glass fibre or carbon fibre.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2019
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Coordinator

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

Participants (10)

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

Participation ended

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)
AERNNOVA COMPOSITES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Avenida De Barajas 3 Parque Industrial Y Tecnologi
45200 Illescas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)