Sustainable and efficient bio-chemical catalytic cascade conversion of residual biomass to high qualitybiopolymersbiopolymers
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, UK) and one Associated Member State (Switzerland). The project is coordinated by the Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (Greece). The other partners include: SEKAB BioFuels & Chemicals AB (Sweden), Visolis Technologies Ltd. (United Kingdom), Bioprocess Pilot Facility B.V. (Netherlands), Process Design Center (Netherlands), Quantis (Switzerland) and Covestro Deutschland AG (Germany).