SEAWEEDS FROM SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE AS FEEDSTOCK FOR BIODEGRADABLE BIOPLASTICS

akronüüm: SEABIOPLAS
algus: 2013-10-01
lõpp: 2015-09-30
 
programm: FP7 - Euroopa Liidu 7. raamprogramm
alaprogramm: SME - Väikese ja keskmise suurusega ettevõtetele suuantud teadustegevused (VKEd)
instrument: BSG-SME - Teadustöö VKE huvides
projektikonkurss: FP7-SME-2013
projekti number: 606032
kestus kuudes: 24
partnerite arv: 11
 
lühikokkuvõte: SEABIOPLAS fits EU 2020 strategy: a resource efficient Europe that innovative ideas can be turned into products and services to create growth and jobs. EU is the largest biodegradable polymers consuming region. Major market drivers for biodegradable polymers include legislation, depleting landfill capacity, pressure from retailers, growing consumer interest in sustainable plastic solutions, a quest for fossil oil and gas independence and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The industry defines biopolymers, or bioplastics, as polymers that are either bio-based or biodegradable - PLA is both. The production of PLA and other biopolymers is now based in natural resources like corn, wheat, sugar beets and sugar cane. There is an increasing concern that the use of those raw materials will compete with food, feed or energy production, with consequent escalation of raw material costs and negative environmental effects. The dependence of those feedstocks is a limitation to a wider application of biopolymers in the plastic industry; thus the interest in alternative sustainable resources. SEABIOPLAS proposes seaweeds: offering advantages over traditional feedstocks, including higher productivities, no competition for land use, minimal water consumption while having similar sugar contents and contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions. SEABIOPLAS offers a complete integrated solution to the plastic SMEs stakeholders through the scientific knowledge provided by the RTDs, from the production of the feedstock in sustainable Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture systems, to the development of the biopolymers using innovative technologies of reduced environmental impact until the validation test of the seaweed-based polymers in greener plastic products (shrinkable and stretchable films, adhesives, plastic additives and coatings). As a complement, the viability of valorizing the seaweed residues as ingredients for animal feeds will be assayed in dairy farms and IMTA sites.
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1 koordinaator DAITHI O'MURCHU MARINE RESEARCH STATION LTD IE Julie Maguire http://www.dommrc.com
2 partner ALGAPLUS PRODUÇÃO E COMERCIALIZAÇÃO DE ALGAS E SEUS DERIVADOS LDA. PT Maria Helena Abreu http://www.algaplus.pt
3 partner STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK NL Ana M López Contreras
4 partner CLIMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental PT Rodrigo Ozorio http://www.ciimar.up.pt
5 partner ICETA - Instituto de Ciências e Tecnologias Agrárias e Agro-Alimentares PT Cristina Rocha Vicente
6 partner Centre d'Etude et de Valorisation des Algues FR Jean-Francois Sassi http://www.ceva.fr
7 partner Herfst en Helder bv NL Hylcke Okkinga http://www.herfstenhelder.nl
8 partner Nordbiochem OÜ EE Vambola Kolbakov http://www.nordbiochem.eu
9 partner SLEEVER TECHNOLOGIES FR Pascal Chapon http://www.sleever.com
10 partner AGROLABO S.P.A. IT Anna Maria Palazzo
11 partner CARTRON POINT SHELLFISH LTD IE Freddie O'Mahony