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Advanced chemicals production from biogenic CO2 emissions for circular bio-based industries

Objective

Biorefinery industries are in a unique position to lead the way in turning CO2 emissions into added-value chemicals due to their intrinsic keenness towards innovation and their potential to transform their biogenic CO2 waste streams into bio-based chemicals that can be integrated within their own processes in a circular way. CO2SMOS aims to develop a platform of technologies to transform CO2 emissions produced by bio-based industries into a set a of high added-value chemicals with direct use as intermediates for bio-based products. The result is a toolbox combining intensified chemical conversions (electrocatalytic and membrane reactors) and innovative biotechnological solutions based on gas/liquid combined fermentation processes and organic/green-catalysts reaction processes, which allow versatile production, depending on the available resources and the targeted value chains, of seven different bio-based chemicals. These molecules will be validated as renewable CO2-based commodities for the formulation of high-performance biopolymers and renewable chemicals. The five breakthrough technologies involved in CO2SMOS will ensure low energy use (< 50 kWh/kg of CO2-based chemical), low production cost (< 1.75 €/kg), high product yield (up to 68% the ideal yield) and an outstanding GHG-abatement potential (avoiding of up to 10 additional kg of CO2 per each kg used as feedstock), which will contribute to the sustainability and cost competitiveness of the integrated conversion processes. Integration of CO2SMOS concept in existing and emerging biorefineries (supported by Scale Up and Replication plans) will contribute to expand the business portfolio and strengthen the economic base of the sector. A campaign to assess social acceptance of CO2SMOS solutions and to promote awareness of their environmental, social and economic benefits is also foreseen. The consortium counts on academic, RTO and industrial partners with two major actors in the biorefinery sector.

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-2
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CARTIF
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 855 000

Participants (14)

BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 052 500
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Activity type
Other
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 997 608,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 571 875
Address
Via Fauser 8
28100 Novara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVANTIUM SUPPORT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 538 500
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION TECNOLOGICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 355 575
Address
Paseo Castellana Num 141 Planta 18 Edificio Cuzco Iv
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Other
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 407 250
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 396 471,25
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 266 981,25
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 196 343,75
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CO2 VALUE EUROPE AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 294 375
Address
Square De Meeus 35
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
HERA HOLDING HABITAT, ECOLOGIA Y RESTAURACION AMBIENTAL S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Calle Numancia 185-6A Planta
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 320 760
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NADIR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 185 000
Address
Via Francesco Zugno 9
35134 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)