Projects

iCAREPLAST
Full Title: Integrated Catalytic Recycling of Plastic Residues Into Added-Value Chemicals
Aim:

Approximately 70% of European plastic waste (18.5 mt/year) is not being recycled due to technical or economic reasons and are thus sent to landfill (27%) or incinerated (42%). This situation...

Concept:
iCAREPLAST solution will enforce circular economy by substantially increasing the amount of recycled plastics to produce commodity products that can be used for virgin-quality polymers production or...
Start date:
15/10/2018
End date:
14/10/2022
ISOPREP
Full Title: Ionic Solvent-based Recycling of Polypropylene Products
Aim:

This project addresses the call topic CE-SPIRE -10-2018: Efficient recycling processes for plastics containing materials.

A method (ISOPREP) is proposed for recycling polypropylene (PP)...

Concept:
PP is used in a huge variety of products such as automobile interiors, consumer goods packaging, electronics, construction materials, carpets and other home furnishings. The global PP market,...
Start date:
01/10/2018
End date:
30/09/2021
MMAtwo
Full Title: Second generation Methyl MethAcrylate
Aim:

PolyMethylMethAcrylate (PMMA) is a well-established polymer for its optical properties. Although PMMA can be turned back into its monomer, the technology has limited applications. Currently what...

Concept:
The lead-free depolymerization process will be validated at TRL7 enabling the possibility of a first commercial unit soon after the end of the project. A versatile purification process will be...
Start date:
01/10/2018
End date:
30/09/2022
MultiCycle
Full Title: Advanced and sustainable recycling processes and value chains for plastic-based multi-materials
Aim:

Plastics bring unprecedented value in terms of convenience, versatility of design and lightweight to European consumers as well as increasingly advanced performances even in high end applications...

Concept:
As such, with an overarching mission to maximise the valorisation of our finite plastic resources, based on the CreaSolv process patented by the partner FRAUNHOFER, which will be upscaled and...
Start date:
01/11/2018
End date:
31/10/2021
POLYNSPIRE
Full Title: Demonstration of Innovative Technologies towards a more Efficient and Sustainable Plastic Recycling
Aim:

The main objective of POLYNSPIRE is to demonstrate a set of innovative, cost-effective and sustainable solutions, aiming at improving the energy and resource efficiency of post-consumer and post-...

Concept:
POLYNSPIRE also implies the development of a comprehensive business plan, gathering 7 business models and establishing a cross-linked relation between plastic, chemical and steel manufacturing...
Start date:
01/09/2018
End date:
31/08/2022