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Biocommodity refinery

Objective

BIOCORE will create and demonstrate create a lignocellulosic biorefinery for sustainable processing of agricultural residues (wheat and rice straws), SRC wood (poplar) and hardwood forestry residues, into 2G biofuels, bulk chemicals, polymers, speciality molecules, heat and power. To reach this overall objective, BIOCORE will: 1) Describe how a mixed lignocellulosic feedstock-based biorefinery can be supplied with biomass, taking into account biomass handling, feedstock variability and seasonality. Biomass provisioning scenarios will be described for several different local contexts (Europe and Asia) 2) Adapt and streamline a patented organosolv technology for targeted biorefining of BIOCORE feedstocks and develop all necessary processing steps (including enzymatic hydrolysis and physico-chemical operations) to produce high quality cellulose, polymeric and oligomeric hemicellulose-derivatives, high quality lignins, heat and power from process residues 3) Develop multiple product manufacturing pipelines using a combination of advanced biotechnologies, chemical catalysis and thermochemical processes for the production of building block chemicals and polymers for bulk markets from sugars and lignins 4) Design a complete biorefinery concept that will describe the alternative product manufacturing pathways. This will be achieved by developing integrated flowsheets and process designs that include all of the operational units, supply chain models, and economic factors 5) Demonstrate the performance of the biorefinery through an integrated approach, producing industrial scale pilots for the biorefinery complexes that are closer to the market 6) Assess the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the biorefinery concept considering the entire value chain 7) Ensure efficient technology transfer to the energy sector, chemical and biotech industries, agro and forestry sectors, and the general public and policy makers
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 432 671

Administrative Contact

Michael O'donohue (Dr.)

Participants (25)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 1 463 807

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 279 757

COMPAGNIE INDUSTRIELLE DE LA MATIERE VEGETAL CIM V

France

EU Contribution

€ 728 976

CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 400 132

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 778 320

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 652 600

IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 212 266

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 954 952

TEREOS STARCH & SWEETENERS EUROPE

France

EU Contribution

€ 252 720

SYNPO AKCIOVA SPOLECNOST

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 275 343

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 777 140

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 536 200

LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 529 600

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 621 933

THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE

India

EU Contribution

€ 292 640

CAPAX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 188 550

NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 367 400

Koninklijke DSM N.V.

Netherlands

INSTITUT FUER UMWELTSTUDIEN WEIBEL UND NESS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 485 840

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 304 246

SOLAGRO ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 184 454

SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 62 092

TARKETT GDL SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 108 600

DSM White Biotechnology B.V

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 797 875

KEM ONE SASU

France

EU Contribution

€ 232 123

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241566

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2010

  • End date

    28 February 2014

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 20 522 739,60

  • EU contribution

    € 13 920 237

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

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