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Analyse existing methods for measuring, tracking and attributing biomass feedstock share in mixed biomass-fossil feedstock systems to specific products, and analyse their usability as a common method for the sustainable chemical industry and for communication with customers. The scope of [...]

Produce high-performance bio-based alternatives to potentially harmful products and/or production processes in a successfully operating, commercially viable, first-of-its-kind plant dedicated to this purpose. The scope excludes proposals that only result in indirect positive impact such as lowering carbon footprint. Proposals [...]

Demonstrate effective production and application of bio-based pesticides and/or biostimulant agents to maintain and increase agricultural productivity. This topic includes any bio-based feedstock, provided it can be sourced in a way that is sustainable both from an environmental and an [...]

Demonstrate the efficient production of functional ingredients and additives from sustainably sourced biomass feedstock streams through new value chains and business models that provide maximal benefits to the society in order to include useable biomass feedstock from any sustainable source, [...]

OBJECTIVES OF THE FUNDING PROGRAM: Establish a network of EU stakeholders that will manage information and communication among its members in the technical domains such as nano-synthesis, nanofabrication, nanostructuring, additive nanomanufacturing, nanostructure assembly, roll-to-roll nanofabrication, etc.; Cover research and new [...]

SPECIFIC CHALLENGE: CCUS in industrial applications faces significant challenges due to its high cost and the fierce international competition in the sectors concerned. However, these sectors currently account for 20% of global CO2 emissions, and in the 2 degree scenario, [...]

Develop bio-based products with high functional qualities for specific market applications that cannot be met by currently available fossil-based products and can improve the environment in their entire life cycle (in their use and in their end-of-life phase). This topic [...]

Develop innovative bio-based fibres and/or bio-based additives for textile applications that outperform conventional (synthetic or natural) counterparts in terms of both technical and sustainability performance. This topic excludes the use ‘as such’ of fibres and materials that already have a [...]

Develop bio-based materials with functional properties for high-volume consumer products, making them perform better than fossil-based plastics in comparable applications. This topic includes any bio-based feedstock, provided it can be sourced in a way that is sustainable both from an [...]

Develop and test adequate analytical tools and innovative algorithms to model the composition of different organic residual streams. The developed models should focus on the physico-chemical characteristics of the different residual streams, paving the way to a better valorisation of [...]

Develop and evaluate process intensification steps and schemes for an integrated lignocellulosic biorefinery to lower capital and operational costs for safely achieving high yields of desired products. The technology readiness level (TRL) at the end of the project should be [...]

Apply effective, new and innovative combinations of technologies in a large-scale, first-of-its-kind integrated biorefinery converting sustainable biomass streams from existing agro-, food-, aquatic or forest-based operations into added-value products for identified applications. The scope of this topic excludes energy carriers [...]

Validate applicable innovative technologies to refine plant oils and fats at milder conditions than current practices, resulting in high yields of the desired high-value products with new functions and properties, without the formation of genotoxic and potentially carcinogenic compounds. The [...]

Develop novel surface or bulk treatment methods for wood-based materials while improving reusability or recyclability at their end of life and test their applications in selected market segments. The technology readiness level (TRL) at the end of the project should [...]

Select and apply the appropriate microorganisms and/or enzymes to address one or both of the following issues: convert waste streams containing non-biodegradable polymers; remove non-biodegradable polymers from the environment. The technology readiness level (TRL) at the end of the project [...]

Identify and develop cost-effective, efficient and sustainable technologies for biomass pre-treatments, paving the way for feeding the biomass fractions/components obtained after pre-treatments into the subsequent conversion steps. The solutions developed may be based on chemical, biochemical or physical processes, or [...]

Produce large-scale added-value end products from the OFMSW for identified market applications from a successfully operating, first-of-its-kind biorefinery. This topic excludes proposals having compost, digestate, biogas, methane or biofuels as the main products. The technology readiness level (TRL) at the [...]

Identify and screen tree species and/or varieties (both coniferous and non-coniferous) capable of growing as new wood-based feedstock for the bio-based industry without compromising existing forest-based value chains. The scope of this topic excludes energy carriers (such as liquid fuels [...]

Demonstrate the efficient and sustainable cultivation, recovery and processing of microalgae and downstream production of high-value chemicals and/or materials including food and feed ingredients. The scope of this topic excludes energy carriers (such as liquid fuels or hydrogen) as the [...]

Scale up proven technologies to convert lignin into compounds for added-value products at suitable quantities and quality for testing and validating their desired performance in specific market sectors. The technology readiness level (TRL) at the end of the project should [...]