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A global approach for recovery of arable land through improved phytoremediation coupled with advanced liquid biofuel production and climate friendly copper smelting process

Objective

Phy2Climate will validate 5 phytoremediation pilots in Spain (South Europe), Serbia (Balkan region), Lithuania (Baltic region), Argentina (South America) and India (South Asia) at TRL-5. The selected contaminated sites represent the most common soil contaminants worldwide. The phytoremediation pilots will produce energy crops with none indirect Land Use Change (iLUC) issues. The energy crops will feed a pilot biorefinery in Germany that combines cutting edge biomass processing technologies to produce 4 types of clean drop-in biofuels for the road and shipping transport sectors at TRL-5: EN 14214 biodiesel, ISO 8217 marine fuels, EN 590 diesel and EN 228 gasoline. Additionally, bio-coke will be also produced as substitution of petroleum coke in the metallurgical industry. A significant cost reduction in factor >5 for phytoremediation compared with common remediation techniques is target together with conversion costs of drop-in biofuel production <0,45 €/l. The global biofuel production potential of the Phy2Climate approach is estimated up to 137 million m3 per year. Furthermore, estimated specific Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation of the produced drop-in biofuels is 149% compared with the fossil equivalents, resulting in a total saving potential of 500 Mega-tones CO2eq per year. The work programme is divided in 7 work packages that are specifically designed to achieve the objectives of the project as well as to contribute to the Mission Innovation Challenge 4 and to 16 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Phy2Climate consortium unites 17 partners from 10 different countries with strong interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of project management, soil remediation & phytoremediation, advanced biofuel technologies, environmental and social sustainability, legal analysis, business development and communication &dissemination. Additionally 11 stakeholders from 8 countries and at EU level have already expressed their interest in the project by a letter of support.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/biofuels
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/phytoremediation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ITS FORDERBERATUNG GMBH
Address
Museumstrasse 3/A/3
1070 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 656 250

Participants (15)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 713 112,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AURUBIS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 375
Address
Hovestrasse 50
20539 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 262 142,50
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT ZA RATARSTVO I POVRTARSTVO INSTITUT OD NACIONALNOG ZNACAJA ZA REPUBLIKU SRBIJU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 209 025
Address
Maksima Gorkog 30
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECHNIKA SLASKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 299 000
Address
Ul. Akademicka 2A
44-100 Gliwice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETA - ENERGIA, TRASPORTI, AGRICOLTURA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 125
Address
Via Antonio Giacomini 28 Stradario M2192
50132 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 297 138,75
Address
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 120 625
Address
Rivadavia 1439
C1033AAE Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 251 650
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOVALA
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 348 986,25
Address
Zemaites G. 3A-3
LT90311 Rietavas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JAVNO VODOPRIVREDNO PREDUZECE VODEVOJVODINE NOVI SAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 102 900
Address
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 25
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LITOCLEAN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 202 026,25
Address
Call Numancia 36
08029 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPANIA LOGISTICA DE HIDROCARBUROS CLH SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 92 100
Address
Calle Titan 13
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JAGGI CARMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 750
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRAGERVEREIN UMWELTTECHNOLOGIE-CLUSTER BAYERN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 72 893,75
Address
Am Mittleren Moos 48
86167 Augsburg
Activity type
Other