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Projecto: 778168

Designação da Operação: Integrated Process and Product Design for Sustainable Biorefineries

Código Universal: IProPBio

Entidade Beneficiária: Syddansk Universitet

Entidades Parceiras: Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa-ISEL (Portugal); Panepistimio Patron (Grécia); Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Itália); Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal); Universidad de Salamanca (Espanha); University College London (Inglaterra); Institute of Chemical Engineering, BAS (Bulgária); Santzouk Samir & Co General Partnership (Grécia).

Entidades Parceiras não EU: Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brasil); Texas Engineering Experimental Station (Estados Unidos da América); Tecnológico Nacional de México / Instituto Tecnológico de Aguascalientes (México)

Período de Execução: 2018-01-01 a 2021-12-31

Investimento Global: 684.000,00€

Financiamento: 594.000,00€/ ISEL: 36.000,00€

Entidade Financiadora: Horizonte 2020

Área Científica Principal: Engenharia Química

Investigador Responsável: Professor Doutor José Augusto Paixão Coelho

Principais objetivos, atividades e resultados esperados:

Bio-based economy in Europe involves 22 million people and turns over roughly 2.4 billion €. The full realization of its huge potential, however, requires expert knowledge and synergy of differentcompetencies. In particular, key questions and bottlenecks awaiting clear answers are:

How to design and integrate flexible and product-tailored processes for the available biomass feedstocks?

How to integrate chemical and biochemical routes into sustainable biorefining of the given feedstocks?

How to relate the biomass extraction and separation processes with the properties of the desired products and the sustainable utilization of the depleted matrices?

How the production processes can be integrated into closed loop production?

The overall goal of IProPBio is to exchange complementary theoretical and experimental knowledge of research Staff while looking for innovative answers to such important questions. IProPBio is divided in 4 research oriented work packages plus two supporting packages for internal knowledge sharing and results dissemination. Alternative feedstock and high-value products characterization; thermodynamic data analysis and properties prediction; alternative technological flowsheets for economic and eco-compatible conversion of waste biomass into high value products; mass and energy integration studies to reduce wastes and enhance the profitability; life cycle assessment to determine the net contribution of the best designs to environmental pollution, are the main issues approached in the work packages. IPropBio will significantly impact:

The competitiveness of EU bioeconomy.

Participants’ potential and new carrier perspectives.

Exchange and transfer of high-quality multidisciplinary knowledge, advanced expertise, research and innovation between academic and non-academic participants in EU member states and third countries through the dissemination of the results achieved to target groups and the general public.