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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

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-2009-BIOREFINERY_CP
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
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)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 463 807
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Seija Flinck (Ms.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 279 757
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
J.H. Reith (Mr.)
COMPAGNIE INDUSTRIELLE DE LA MATIERE VEGETAL CIM V
France
EU contribution
€ 728 976
Address
11 Bis Rue Louis Philippe
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bouchra Benjelloun (Dr.)
CHIMAR (HELLAS) AE - ANONYMI VIOMICHANIKI KAI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA CHIMIKON PROIONTON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 400 132
Address
15 Km National Road Thessaloniki-polygyros
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eleftheria Athanassiadou (Ms.)
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 778 320
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christophe Falce (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 652 600
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonis Kokossis (Prof.)
IFEU - INSTITUT FUR ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 266
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guido Reinhardt (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 954 952
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Malevé (Ms.)
TEREOS STARCH & SWEETENERS EUROPE
France
EU contribution
€ 252 720
Address
Zone Industrielle Portuaire
67390 Marckolsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Herremans (Ms.)
SYNPO AKCIOVA SPOLECNOST
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 275 343
Address
S K Neumanna 1316 Zelene Predmesti
532 07 Pardubice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tomáš Vlcek (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 777 140
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ruben Van Deursen (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 536 200
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karin Westerlund (Ms.)
LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 529 600
Address
Dzerbenes St. 27
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Galina Telysheva (Dr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 621 933
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luc Ozanne (Dr.)
THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES INSTITUTE
India
EU contribution
€ 292 640
Address
Darbari Seth Block, Ihc Complex, Lodhi Road
110 003 New Delhi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
K Rajagopal (Mr.)
CAPAX ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 188 550
Address
Papenboskant 57
1861 Meise Wolvertem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Tambuyser (Mr.)
NOVA-INSTITUT FUR POLITISCHE UND OKOLOGISCHE INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 367 400
Address
Chemiepark Knapsack Industriestrasse
50354 Huerth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Carus (Mr.)
Koninklijke DSM N.V.

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
Het Overloon 1
6411 TE Heerlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Van Der Sluijs (Mr.)
INSTITUT FUER UMWELTSTUDIEN WEIBEL UND NESS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 485 840
Address
Bergheimer Straße 53-57
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Walter Kretschmer (Mr.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 304 246
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
SOLAGRO ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 184 454
Address
Voie Du Toec 75
31076 Toulouse
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Madeleine Charru (Ms.)
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 62 092
Address
Pater Karoly Utca 1
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laszlo Podmaniczky (Dr.)
TARKETT GDL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 108 600
Address
Op Der Sang Zi De Lentzweiller 2
9779 Lentzweiler
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascal Gabriel Di Croce (Dr.)
DSM White Biotechnology B.V
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 797 875
Address
Alexander Fleminglaan 1
2613 AX Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans Van Der Sluijs (Mr.)
KEM ONE SASU
France
EU contribution
€ 232 123
Address
Av Jean Jaures 210
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sébastien Fourdan (Mr.)