Royal Cosun, Food and Biobased Research part of Wageningen UR, Division of Human Nutrition Wageningen UniversityRoyal Cosun, Food and Biobased Research part of Wageningen UR, Division of Human Nutrition Wageningen Universitypart of Wageningen UR, Orineo bvba, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Refresco Gerber UK Limited, nova-Institut für politische und ökologische Innovation GmbH
PULP2VALUE is an Horizon 2020 project that aims to demonstrate an integrated and costeffective cascading biorefinery system forrefining sugar beet pulp.The project will demonstrate the extraction of high value products for a great variety of end uses including detergents, paints, coatings andcomposites, but also for applications in personal care and the oil and gas industry.The project will stimulate the development of new value chains in sugar beet growing areas by connecting sugar beet processing with various other sectorsincluding the chemical and food industries. It will increase resource efficiency through the diversified use of a by-product of the sugar beet industry andestablish an expanded European portfolio of value-added products that have a low environmental impact.
Environmental sustainability is ensured by the fact that PULP2VALUE explicitly builds on research that has already been carried out by its stakeholders. A sustainability assessment is being carried out by one of the consortiummembers, nova-Institute (Germany) to monitor the environmental benefits. This assessment aims to evaluate the environmental, economic and resource efficiency benefits that come from the utilisation of sugar beet pulpfor the production of high value products.
Overall, novaInstitute will provide market research, technoeconomic evaluation, Life Cycle Assessment, and the establishment of a communication and dissemination strategy.
The project followed the guidelines provided under the Horizon 2020 funding scheme and the Bio-Based Industry partnership. The project is one of the two European demonstration projects that are being funded by theEuropean Bio based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU).