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

BioCatPolymers Project

BioCatPolymers is a 3-year European project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 760802.

The main objective of BioCatPolymers is to demonstrate a cost-effective, sustainable and efficient cascade technological route for the conversion of low-value, low-quality residual biomass to bio-polymers with equal or better performance than their fossil-based counterparts.

BioCatPolymers is specifically aiming at the efficient and economic production of isoprene and 3-methyl 1,5-pentanediol (3MPD), two monomers with very large markets that can be further processed in the existing infrastructure for fossil-based polymers for the production of elastomers and polyurethanes, respectively.

The BioCatPolymers consortium comprises 7 legal entities within five EU Member States (Greece, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands) and one Associated Member State (Switzerland). The project is coordinated by the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (Greece). The other partners include: SEKAB E-Technology AB (Sweden), Visolis BV (Netherlands), Bioprocess Pilot Facility B.V. (Netherlands), Process Design Center (Netherlands), Quantis (Switzerland) and Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany).

Partners

CERTH ITB Visolis BIOPROCESS PILOT FACILITY BV PROCESS DESIGN CENTER BV QUANTIS SARL COVESTRO

 

 

News

News | August, 31 2020

We are excited to announce that our paper on the thermochemical conversion of mevalonolactone to isoprene has been published in the prestigious journal ACS Catalysis!

News | June, 05 2020

The 2020 spring edition of the European Energy Innovation Magazine is hosting an article on the BioCatPolymers CLARA Project article on page 25.

News | June, 04 2020

The 7th Official BioCatPolymers Meeting took place on 3 June, 2020 via teleconference.



The BioCatPolymers project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 Programme of the EU, under Grant Agreement No 760802.