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HIGH PERFORMING AND SAFE SOLVENT DERIVED FROM CELLULOSIC FEEDSTOCKS

Project description

A promising biorenewable solvent moves toward mass production capability

Many chemicals are manufactured and stored in powder form, and taking advantage of them in reactions requires dissolving them in some sort of solution. Thus, solvents are critical to the chemical sector and to industries that rely on chemicals including the pharmaceutical sector. Dipolar aprotic solvents came into prominence in the 1960s with their ability to greatly enhance reactions, sometimes more than 100-fold, relative to common solvents like water and ethanol. However, many of these are facing increasing regulation due to their toxicity, and greener solutions are desperately needed. Cyrene is a biorenewable solvent whose production from cellulose also provides another valorisation pathway for the paper and pulp industries. EU funding of the ReSolute project is supporting the construction and operation of the first biorefinery dedicated to Cyrene mass production.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2019
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Coordinator

ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIES ET AGRO-RESSOURCES
Address
10 Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes
02000 Barenton Bugny
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 333 990

Participants (11)

CIRCA SUSTAINABLE CHEMICALS BV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 9 189 720,10
Address
De Keyserlei 58 60 Bus 19
2018 Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERCK KOMMANDITGESELLSCHAFT AUF AKTIEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 243 750
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 250
64293 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WILL & CO BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 163 190,63
Address
Dellaertlaan 24
1171HG Badhoevedorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TALGA ADVANCED MATERIALS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 209 625
Address
Prof Hermann Klare Strasse 25
07407 Rudolstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COAL PRODUCTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 141 895
Address
Westthorpe Fields Road
S21 1 TZ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 383 910
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUNTSMAN ADVANCED MATERIALS (SWITZERLAND) GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 186 793,75
Address
Klybeckstrasse 200
4057 Basel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGROPARISTECH INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 373 184,93
Address
16 Rue Claude Bernard
75231 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
PNO CONSULTANTS
France
EU contribution
€ 195 812,50
Address
37 Rue Bergere
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PFA-BRUSSELS

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 22 652,93
Address
Rue Edouard Gersis 50 Woluwe-saint-pierre
1150 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PETER FISK ASSOCIATES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 800,36
Address
Saxon House John Roberts Business Park Pean Hill
CT5 3BJ Whitstable
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)