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TOPIC : New products from sustainable cellulose pulp exploitation

Topic identifier: BBI.VC2.R3
Publication date: 09 July 2014

Types of action: BBI-RIA Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
09 July 2014
Deadline: 15 October 2014 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Horizon 2020
Topic Description
Scope:

Specific challenge: Although market prospects of cellulose based products in textiles, films and thermoplastics are high, their current market share is relatively small due to environmental and cost limitations of current cellulose based processes such as viscose, lyocell and cellulose ester based ones. The need to meet tighter environmental demands and to compete with cotton and fossil based polymers counterparts calls for the development of high-cellulose content pulp, new innovative cellulose dissolution, regeneration and derivatisation processes.

Scope: Development of innovative cellulose dissolution processes and concomitant technologies enabling the production of cellulose based products with innovative properties. Proposals should address the processing and processability of pulp, including dissolving pulp, into new products such as textile fibres, films, and thermoplastic materials. If justified by improved processability or product quality, the proposals could also emphasise modification or improvements to dissolving pulp production. A life-cycle assessment should be carried out in order to evaluate the environmental and socio-economic performance of the developed technologies. The feasibility of integrating the developed technologies into existing industrial processing chains should be assessed. Proposals will consider potential standardisation-related activities expected to facilitate the market uptake of the developed products.

It is considered that proposals with a total eligible budget of between EUR 5 and 8 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals with another budget.

Expected impact:

         Delivering eco-friendly and cost-competitive cellulose products leading to a significant improvement in environmental performance, cost and quality as compared to establised alternatives.

         Strengthening market position of cellulose based products by a reduction of at least 10% of investment and operating costs of newly developed cellulose dissolving processes as compared to conventional ones.

Achieving technological validation of at least one of the targeted cellulose-based products to be ready for demonstration.

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
     
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
     
  3. Evaluation

    3.1  Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part F of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.

    3.2 For submission and evaluation process, see the H2020 Guide to the submission and evaluation process and the BBI JU Calls 2014 - Guide for applicants.

     
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
     
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
    Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
    Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.

     
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    BBI Research and Innovation Action (BBI-RIA):

    Specific provisions and funding rates: described in part D of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
    Standard proposal template
    Standard evaluation form
    BBI JU Model Grant Agreement
    H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement


     
  7. Additional provisions:

    Technology readiness levels (TRL): described in part E of the Annex of the BBI Annual Work Plan.
     
  8. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
     
  9. BBI additional documents:
    BBI JU Call fiche 2014
    BBI JU Work Plan 2014
    BBI JU Scientific Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)
    Horizon 2020 Rules for participation
    BBI-JU derogation to H2020 Rules for Participation
    BBI JU – Regulation of establishment

 

Additional documents

  • Information on selected projects of the call 2014 en
  • Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking FAQ on Financing Rules en

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