This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 745766

Consortium Partners

Selena Labs Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
The Selena Group is a global manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of construction chemicals. Selena operates in distribution, production as well as research and development. Selena products include polyurethane foams, adhesives, sealants, building insulation systems and much more.

In Biomotive Selena is a Coordinator and a Leader in four workpacks:
WP3 Chemical conversion of raw materials and fibres into biobased TPUs and foams
WP4 Demonstration
WP8 Management and coordination
WP9 Ethics requirements

Selena Labs

MAIER SCOOP (Spain)
Maier’s main activity is design, development and manufacturing of components and injected thermoplastic subassemblies with an aesthetical finishing. It’s organization structures consists of two business units (automotive Exterior and Interior), whose key areas are finishing (painting and chroming) and specialized works concerning parts of high functional complexity.

In Biomotive Maier is a Leader in WP5 – Final applications development (industrial validator). It provides the project with industrial an validator for the new material TPU to be developed, it also has its part in other WPs: collaborating with Cartiff – responsible for WP6 and Selena – WP7.

MAIER

Metsa Fibre (Finland)
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy, producing pulp and other bioproducts. It operates four pulp mills in Finland with a combined current capacity of about 2.3 million metric tons of pulp per annum.

In Biomotive Metsä is a Leader in WP2 Process for the production of novel biobased fibers. It also works as a Leader of Tasks such as: Demonstration of regenerated fibers production, Feasibility study of the use of regenerated fiber in the production of textile garments and Recyclability of regenerated cellulose fibers. Metsa has its part in Techno-economic evaluation of wood pulp and regenerated fibers, assisting in sustainability assessment, standardization and certification measures.

Metsa Fibre

Novamont (Italy)
Novamont is an international leader in the bioplastics sector and in the development of biochemicals. Today Novamont is a group with four production sites, two research centers, sales offices in Germany, France and the United States and a representative office in Brussels (Belgium). Its suppliers’ network operates in over twenty five countries.

In Biomotive Novamont is a Leader in WP1 Chemical and biotechnological processes for raw materials production: vegetable oils and building blocks. Its provide samples of vegetable oil for the production of cyclic carbonates for WP3, azaleid acid also for WP3, production of biobased 1,4-BDO from by products of 1st and 2nd generation sugars.

Novamont

TITK (Germany)
TITK is a team of 150 scientists and laboratory, technical and commercial assistants. It has mastered its textile expertise to become a modern institute for materials research, its R&D activities are primarily focused on studies with natural and synthetic polymers.

In Biomotive TITK is collaborating with Metsa presenting a protocol for wood pulp dissolution, characterization of the biobased regenerated cellulose fibres and delivering samples of biobased regenerated fibres for Selena.

TITK

ISCO (Poland)
ICSO is an R&D centre working within the field of organic chemistry and belongs to the top research units in Poland. It provides expertise in the areas of epoxidation of oils and alcohols, synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxy compounds and CO2, synthesis of non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPU)

In Biomotive ICSO is involved in WP 3, being responsible for a presenting protocol for the production of 100% biobased NIPU and presenting samples of 100% biobased NIPU for validation in final applications in WP5, i.e. to develop an economical method of production of biobased cyclic carbonates.

ISCO

Nadir (Italy)
Nadir is an Italian SME, that focused its activities on the development and application of an atmospheric plasma device for surface treatment of the most delicate materials, and Innovative active polymer compounds.

In Biomotive Nadir is responsible for optimal strategy for heterogeneous catalysts implementation in WP3, especially Task Biobased prepolymers production with innovative technologies as well as demonstration in WP4.

Nadir

Greennovention.eu Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
Greennovention provides a wide portfolio of services to help R&D and innovation projects to deliver what the market expects and properly communicate the results to the public and customers. Its main activities are customer and user engagement, collaborative research and commercialisation of knowledge.

In Biomotive Greennovention is a Leader of WP7 Dissemination and exploitation. It will also provide techno-economic assessment. Greennovention is responsible for the Biomotive website and social media, according to the dissemination of results plan.

Greennovention.eu

Leda Polymer Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
Leda Polymer is a SME based in Lower Silesia. It specializes in foam products. The company expertise involves the processing and implementation of different type of foam materials like phenolic foam and polyurethane foam.

In Biomotive Leda Polymer is investigating additional applications of biobased NIPU, focusing on prototyping and developing different block foams with the raw material manufacture by Selena to address the construction business need, especially in the area of vertical gardens, where there is an increasing demand for new solutions and custom-made products.

I.S.C. RO TECHNOLOGY (Romania)
I.S.C. Ro Technology is a young dynamic company set up by a team of specialized engineers and technical skilled people with more than 25 years of experience in the PU application. Its main goals are market research, development and realization of the world newest technologies applied to the final equipment. It is also a PU processor, having a production line of Memory Foam Products of a total area of 2,500 sqm.

In Biomotive I.S.C. Ro Technology is responsible for the design and implementation of the pilot units for the production of pre-polymers. Will also deliver a protocol and samples of 100% biobased NIPU.

Intap (Poland)
INTAP was set up in 1980, as a medium size family company and has continually believed and invested in people and R&D. Around 60 % of INTAP work forces are disabled people, for whom the company created special work places.

In Biomotive INTAP is responsible for technical characteristics and requirements for the fabrication of seats and automotive seats fillers. In WP5 is developing the eco-design of a new vehicle prototype in cooperation with MAIER.

Intap

Universita di Pisa (Italy)
Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry can present five of the main thematic areas of the research: Organic Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry.

UNIPI is involved in WP3: Chemical conversion of raw materials and fibres into biobased TPUs and foams. Synthesis and characterization of properly designed novel fluorescent molecular rotors with an easy synthetic approach and the scalable procedur. The UNIPI team also sets up strategies for the incorporation of the prepared fluorescent molecular rotors in the reacting medium based on an isocyanates containing two or more isocyanate groups per molecule and a polyols with two or more hydroxyl groups per molecule.

Universita di Pisa

Patentopolis (Netherlands)
Patentopolis BV is a leading firm specializing in IP (Intellectual Property) with a focus on strategy for IP innovation, protection and exploitation to create and capture value for business growth. It operates at the crossroads of the IP community seeking business and the business community seeking IP.

In Biomotive Patentopolis is a Partner in WP 7 involved in activities concerning the exploitation of the results obtained within the project, being in charge of IPR management. It is also preparing a Plan for the exploitation of results, Guidelines for operational IP management and Strategy plan for the exploitation of the Intellectual Assets.

Patentopolis

Cartif (Spain)
CARTIF is a private non-profit research centre, legally established as a Foundation. CARTIF’s participation in international activities is promoted through the R&D Programmes Department and is manifested in its current participation in 38 on-going international projects, including 14 projects from H2020.

In Biomotive Cartif is a Leader of WP6 Sustainability and standardisation. Is is an expert in environmental, economic and social sustainability. It will provide LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), LCC (Life Cycle Cost analysis) and S-LCA (Social LCA).

Cartif

UITP (Belgium)
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UITP

RINA (Italy)
Rina a global corporation that leads industries to success through a global network of 3,800 talented professionals, operating in 200 offices in 70 countries. It provides a wide range of high quality tailored solutions in the energy, marine, certification, transport and infrastructure and Industry sectors.

In Biomotive Rina works in WP6 Sustainability and Standardisation. RINA will contribute to the deliverable D5.9 – Eco-design of the targeted products and the design of a new vehicle prototype.

RINA