Sustainable and efficient bio-chemical catalytic cascade conversion of residual biomass to high quality biopolymers

BioCatPolymers aims to demonstrate a cost-effective, sustainable and efficient cascade technological route to convert low-value, low-quality residual biomass to high-added value biopolymers. The technology is based on an integrated hybrid bio- and thermo-chemical process combining the best features of both.

Quantis will assess the environmental performance of the novel BioCatPolymers technology and associated end-products by means of environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) compared to conventional technologies. Quantis will also develop a web-based footprinter.

Timeline: 2017–2020 (36 months)

Coordinator: Centre for Research & Technology Hellas

Topic: H2020-NMBP-2016-2017 Optimisation of biocatalysis and downstream processing for chemicals

Key industrial partners: Visolis Technologies Ltd., Covestro Deutschland AG, SEKAB BioFuels & Chemicals AB, Bioprocess Pilot Facility B.V., Process Design Center