Wissenschaftliche Studie

After four years of work, the FP7-funded project BIOCORE (BIOCOmmodity REfinery), which developed an advanced lignocellulose-based biorefinery concept, has been successfully completed. The project focused on the production of a wide range of products from non-food biomass feedstocks using an innovative Organosolv technology. Within the project, ifeu led the work package on „Integrated Sustainability Assessment“.

It was found that the most sustainable of the assessed scenarios focus on material use of biomass fractions, e.g. producing the polymer precursor itaconic acid, lignin-based resins and the sweetener xylitol. However, such advanced biorefineries are not sustainable per se but can instead also result in creating additional burdens, which is e.g. crucially influenced by the product portfolio.



March 2010 – February 2014


European Union’s FP7 programme


Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) (FR), Valtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus (VTT) (FI), Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) (NL), Compagnie Industrielle de la Matière Végétale (CIMV) (FR), Chimar Hellas AE (GR), Arkema SA (FR), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (GR), Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg (IFEU) (DE), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (BE), Syral SAS (FR), SYNPO, akciová společnost (Czech Republic), WUR-Agrotechnology and Food Innovations BV (WUR-A&F) (NL), Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB (SE), Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry (IWC) (LV), INRA Transfert (IT) (FR), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) (IN), CAPAX environmental services (BE), Royal DSM N.V. (NL), nova-Institut GmbH (DE), Institut für Umweltstudien – Weibel & Ness GmbH (IUS) (DE), Solagro Association (FR), Imperial College London Imperial (UK), Szent Istvan University (SZIE) (HU), Tarkett SA (LU)

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