AFTER-BIOCHEM

Bio-based alternatives to petrochemical products from non-food biomass feedstock

AFTER-BIOCHEM is a BBI-JU project that will contribute to the renewal of industry and, more broadly, to the development of strong bioeconomy value chains in Europe by proving the value of the innovative, sustainable and replicable biorefinery model designed by AFYREN. AFTER-BIOCHEM proposes an innovative global concept that consists of an entire process at industrial scale to transform current agricultural processing co-products into competitive organic acids and esters with lower environmental impacts.

Coordinator: AFYREN-NEOXY
Funding: € 19.960 000 (H2020 – BBI)
Total Budget: € 33 081 000
Period: 2020-2024

Objectives:

Maximize the valorization of the sidestreams of the sugar industry and securing the feedstock for the flagship biorefinery

Create innovative and more sustainable value chains from non-food biomass feedstock

Implement a “zero waste” strategy thanks to an optimized production process and the use of co-products in the form of fertilizers.

Produce industrial-scale multiple high added value natural products with application in various markets

Create and maintain jobs in local areas

Expected impacts:

Improve the economic and environmental sustainability of key European crops

Reduce significantly the carbon footprint of organic acids production comparing to petrochemicals organic acids production

Support the EU’s Circular Economy action plan

Reduce the dependence on petrochemical-based ingredients for a range of molecules

 

AFTER-BIOCHEM brings together 8 European partners:

3 SME: AFYREN NEOXY, PNO, SPHERA

8 large industries: CELANESES, SUDZUCKER, FIRMENICH, SUEZ, KEMIN, TECHNIP FMC, OMY, FIABILA

1 cluster: IAR, the French Bioeconomy Cluster

                                              

 

 

IAR oversees dissemination and communication actions of this project alongside participation in market studies.

 

This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) under grant agreement No 887432.

The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio Based Industries Consortium »

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