Projects

Bio4Products
Full Title: 4x4, demonstrating a flexible value chain to utilize biomass functionalities in the processing industry
Aim:

The innovative approach of BIO4PRODUCTS is to apply a short thermal treatment at elevated temperature enabling the fractionation of the bio-resource, but keeping the key chemical functionalities...

Concept:
BIO4PRODUCTS will demonstrate the use of the resulting intermediate processing streams for the production of wood preservation products, furanic resins, phenolic resins and roofing material as cost-...
Start date:
1 September, 2016
KARMA2020
Full Title: Industrial Feather Waste Valorisation for Sustainable KeRatin based MAterials
Aim:

The overall objective of KaRMA2020 is the industrial exploitation of underutilized waste to obtain added value raw materials for the chemical sector: keratin, bioplastics, flame retardant coatings...

Concept:
This will be accomplished through either: i) innovative and sustainable approaches (already patented by some of KaRMA2020 partners), or ii) conventional and economic techniques. The obtained raw...
Start date:
1 January, 2016
REHAP
Full Title: Systemic approach to Reduce Energy demand and CO2 emissions of processes that transform agroforestry waste into High Added value Products
Aim:

REHAP aims at revalorizing agricultural (wheat straw) and forestry (bark) waste through its recovery, and primary (sugars, lignin, tannins) and secondary (sugar acids, carboxylic acids, aromatics...

Concept:
The project will provide reductions in utilization of fossil resources of 80-100%, and energy utilization and CO2 emissions above 30%. Building blocks (1,4 and 2,3-Butanediol, estherpolyols),...
Start date:
1 October, 2016