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SWEETWOODS project brings together 9 European innovation oriented partners.

Industry consortium is led by Graanul Biotech.

Graanul Biotech

Graanul Biotech is a newly established bio-based industry company that belongs to Graanul Invest group and is headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia.

The main fields of activities of Graanul Biotech are the innovative technologies based processing of woody biomass into high purity lignin, C5 sugars, C6 sugars or microcrystalline cellulose to be used for novel end-use applications. Within SWEETWOODS project Sweetwater Energy pre-treatment technology platform is established and operated by Graanul Biotech. Graanul Biotech is the leading partner in SWEETWOODS project.

www.graanulinvest.com

Global Bioenergies

Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies worldwide, and the only one in Europe, that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation. The Company initially focused its efforts on the production of isobutene, one of the most important petrochemical building blocks that can be converted into fuels, plastics, organic glass and elastomers. Global Bioenergies continues to improve the performance of its process, to operate its demo plant in Germany, and to prepare the first full-scale plant through a joint venture with Cristal Union, named IBN-One.

www.global-bioenergies.com

Armacell

As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell’s products significantly contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day.

With 3,000 employees and 27 production plants in 17 countries, the company operates two main businesses, Advanced Insulation and Engineered Foams, and generated net sales of EUR 603 million and adjusted EBITDA of EUR 102 million in 2017.

Armacell focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment, high-performance foams for high-tech and lightweight applications and next generation aerogel blanket technology.

corporate.armacell.com

TECNARO GmbH

TECNARO GmbH develops, produces and markets bio-based and biodegradable materials. The business is focused on three different material families: Liquid Wood ARBOFORM®, Wood Plastic Composites ARBOFILL® and Biopolymer Compound ARBOBLEND®. ARBOFORM® and ARBOBLEND® consist of biopolymers like the wood constituent lignin and/or other biopolymers. ARBOFILL® is made from petrochemical polymers reinforced with natural fibers like hemp, flax or wood.

TECNARO won several awards for innovation, sustainability and in the category supplier: Green Brand Germany 2013, Dieselmedaille 2011, European Inventor Award 2010, Deutscher Industriepreis (German Industry Award) 2009, Werkbund label 2008, VR Innovationspreis (Innovation Award VR Bank) 2007, Golden Euromold Award.

www.tecnaro.de

MetGen

MetGen’s mission is to empower industries to get more value out of lignocellulosic biomass. MetGen’s core competencies lie in protein engineering, microbiology and a technology platform – ENZINE® – capable of producing new and novel enzymes in industry-leading speed: less than 6 months from idea to industrial supply.

MetGen’s enzymes – MetZymes® – are industrial, highly-active, natural catalysts that accelerate chemical reactions. MetZyme® are designed to survive in harsh industrial environments which enables novel applications and combination with other enzymes in complex value-chains. MetGen aims to significantly contribute to economics and sustainability of process industries such as pulp & paper, biofuels, and biochemicals.

www.metgen.com

Recticel N.V.

Recticel is a polyurethane manufacturer, seeking to make an essential difference in the daily life of everyone. The Recticel Group is present in four selected application areas: Insulation, Bedding, Flexible Foams and Automotive. Although the Group primarily produces semi-finished products (Flexible Foams and Automotive), it also manufactures finished goods and durable goods for end users (Bedding and Insulation). Recticel is involved in WP 4, 6, 7 and 8 with main tasks the processing of depolymerised lignin on lab, pilot and industrial scale and their application in performance insulation boards.

www.recticel.com

Spinverse

Spinverse is the Nordic leader in innovation consulting, specialised in driving open innovation ecosystems, arranging funding and commercialising emerging technologies. We believe in innovative solutions in industries such as health, electronics, ICT & security, bioeconomy & renewables, manufacturing and energy to tackle the major global challenges. In SWEETWOODS project Spinverse is responsible for dissemination and exploitation activities.

www.spinverse.com

2B Srl

2B Srl is an environmental consultancy specialised in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Social LCA, ecodesign, ecolabel and environmental communication. We develop new sustainability paths through the identification of opportunities to increase efficiency in the use of resources and of innovative solutions for products and services.

2B has experience in various sectors, like energy, waste, packaging, chemistry, agriculture/food, water management, paper and pulp, ceramics, furniture and buildings. 2B is active both in Italy and abroad with clients in many industrial sectors, public administration and more than 30 universities.

www.to-be.it

Vertech Group

VERTECH GROUP (VTG) is an engineering company located in France, specialized in providing sustainable solutions to different sectors, such as High-performance materials, Energy efficiency of Manufacturing Industry, etc. VTG is member of the SPIRE and the BBI platforms, the French Life Cycle Assessment Platform AVNIR, The Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation, the Indian LCA Alliance and the Ibero American Life Cycle network. The staff of VTG has over 10 years of experience on international cooperation. The company is based in Nice-France. VTG is also present in Spain and has expansion plans to other markets besides Europe (e.g South America). VTG contributes with the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle initiative, the World Resources Forum and other relevant organizations in the field of sustainability. The main fields of the company expertise include sustainability assessments of innovative technologies and products, risks assessments, social and legal analyses, market analysis, exploitation of R&D results and dissemination activities.

www.vertech-group.com

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