explores the conversion routes of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste
(OFMSW) and residues from the fish processing industries to obtain high added
value products. The project uses biomass fractionation processes followed by
industrial biotechnology and green chemistry to produce bio-based flame
retardants, edible coatings for food, and bio-based chemical building blocks
(dicarboxylic acids and diamine) to produce bio-based polyamides and polyesters
for a wide range industrial applications.
a 4-year project funded by the EU commission’s research arm Horizon 2020. It
involves researchers from 15 institutes across the European Union, Norway,
Turkey and Israel, and across the value chain from academia and industry.
leading a pivotal work package to develop exploitation plans and business
models for the products and processes piloted by partners in the consortium. We
are also contributing to other work packages in the consortium including
developing communication material to educate and engage the public and
stakeholders to further the impact of the project.