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Systemic expansion of territorial CIRCULAR Ecosystems for end-of-life FOAM

Objective

CIRCULAR FOAM aims at the demonstration of a territorial cross-sectorial systemic solution for the circularity of high performance plastics from diverse applications on the example of rigid polyurethane foams used as insulation in refrigerators and in construction. The waste streams will be upcycled chemically, which means that they will be valorised to become new virgin-equivalent feedstock for the chemical industry to produce new high performance plastics. In this way, it will become possible to replace limited fossil-based resources by the renewable waste-based ones, thus not only reducing waste, but also becoming more sustainable and making a step forward to climate neutrality. The project and the demonstration are targeting a concrete implementation of the solution in question in the selected regions after the project and developing a blueprint for both the geographical transferability to other regions and for the technological extension of the circularity principle to a number of further waste materials from further applications. We consider here two carefully selected regions: NRW/Germany, Silesia/PL and Greater Amstedam Region. The consortium is composed of all actors required to close the circular value chain (process industries, manufacturing, waste management, technology providers, incl. also research partners, logistics, social scientists and economist working with with public sector and citizens. After practical implementation and replication in EU of the systemic solution, following reductions will have been attained by 2040: 586.000 tons per year less waste, 18,6 mln. tons less CO2 emission; 118 mln EUR less cost for incineration for the PU producers. The system will signifficantly contribute to resilience in regions.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020-3
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Coordinator

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 4 397 674,75

Participants (20)

INTERSEROH DIENSTLEISTUNGS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 092 875
Address
Stollwerckstr 9A
51149 Koln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BT-WOLFGANG BINDER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 705 950
Address
Wolfgang Binder Strasse 4
8200 Eggersdorf Bei Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 272 734,88
Address
10B Z.i. Bourmicht
8070 Bertrange
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELECTROLUX ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 333 375
Address
Corso Lino Zanussi 24
33080 Porcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIRCULARISE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 316 146,25
Address
Wilhelmina Van Pruisenweg 35
2595 AN Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIOBTX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 537 613,13
Address
Zernikelaan 1
9747 AA Groningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 656 812,50
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 783 777,50
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 767 500
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING HOGESCHOOL VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 715 497,50
Address
Wibautstraat 3 B College Van Bestuur
1091 GH Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 222 225
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIWERSYTET EKONOMICZNY WE WROCLAWIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 311 125
Address
Ul. Komandorska 118/120
53 345 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 873 050
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 467 500
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 820 625
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 399 043,75
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
GORNOSLASKO-ZAGLEBIOWSKA METROPOLIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 180 111,25
Address
Ul. Barbary 21 A
40 053 Katowice
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PARK NAUKOWO-TECHNOLOGICZNY EURO-CENTRUM SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 186 375
Address
Ligocka 103
40-568 Katowice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IZNAB SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 173 775
Address
Ul. Pory 78
02 757 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUR CHEMISCHETECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 542 712,50
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations