Collaborative Projects

Collaborative Projects

Author: ChemistryViews

The aim of collaborative projects is to form consortia in which partners from different countries
work together to develop new knowledge, technologies, procedures, products, and services.


The EU 7th Framework Project looks at the industrial feasibility of turning biomass into fuels, chemical intermediates, polymers, and materials

Article: Introducing BIOCORE – The Biorefinery Feasibility Project
Author: Aurelie Faure
Interview: BIOCORE – Speaking With Consortium Partners
Author: Vera Koester

Consortium members are:

VTT (Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus)DetailsWebsite


A consortium of 21 partners from industry and academia, stands for Catalysis for Sustainable Chemicals from Biomass

Article: CatchBio — Catalysis for Sustainable Chemicals from Biomass
Author: ChemViews and CatchBio

Interview: CatchBio — Speaking With Consortium Partners
Author: Vera Koester

Consortium members are:

; ; ; ; ;  

COBRA (organic cobalt-based low-cost printable large-area photovoltaics)

COBRA is a three year project (2013–2016) sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to develop high-efficiency cobalt-based dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). It will cost a total of around EUR 3 million. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, the consortium leader, is participating in the research project together with 3GSolar, Jerusalem, Israel and Colour Synthesis Solutions Ltd. (CSS), Manchester, UK.


E4Water is working towards a paradigm shift in industrial water treatment and water management in the chemical industry. E4Water addresses crucial process industry needs, to overcome bottle necks and barriers for an integrated and energy efficient water management.

The consortium unites large chemical industries, leading European water sector companies and innovative R&D centers and universities, active in the area of water management and also involved in WssTP and SusChem European Technology Platforms and collaborating with water authorities.

E4Water Consortium

CAMPDEN – Campden BRI – United Kingdom

CBD – Cluster Biofuels Denmark/ Kalundborg Kommune – Denmark

CEFIC – Conseil Européen de l’Industrie Chimique – Belgium

DECHEMA – DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. – Germany

DOW – Dow Benelux B.V. – Netherlands

DTU – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – Denmark

EVIDES – Evides Industriewater BV – Netherlands

FHNW – Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz – Switzerland

IVL – IVL Svenska Miljoeinstitutet AB – Sweden

ONDEO IS – Ondeo Industrial Solutions SA – France

PGB – Procter & Gamble Eurocor N.V. – Belgium

SOLVIC – Solvic NV – Belgium

SOLVIN – Solvin Spain SL – Spain

TNO – Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Netherlands

TOTAL – Total Petrochemicals France SA – France

TUB – Technische Universität Berlin – Germany

TUD – Technische Universiteit Delft – Netherlands

UCM – Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Spain

VITO – Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V. – Belgium


The European multilevel project deals with the entire process of transformation of biomass, from fields to final commercial products

Video: Introducing the EuroBioRef Project
Author: EuroBioRef
Article: Next Generation Biorefineries: EuroBioRef

Author: Franck Dumeignil

Interview: Organizing a European Multilevel Biorefinery Project

Author: Vera Köster

Consortium members are:



3. Borregaard Ind. Ltd., Norway

4. NOVOZYMES A/S, Denmark

5. Partner 5 quitted the project without contributing and was replaced by partners 29 and 30 below



8. CERTH, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas / Institute for Solid Fuels Technology & Applications, Greece

9. Process Design Center GmbH, Germany

10. QUANTIS, Switzerland

11. European Biomass Industry Association, Belgium

12. Danish Technological Institute, Centre for Renewable Energy and Transport, Denmark


14. MERCK KGaA, Germany

15. Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

16. RWTH Aachen, Germany – retired from 31/08/2011

17. CIRCC, University of Bari, Italy

18. WSK “PZL-Rzeszow” S.A, Poland

19. Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy Przemysłu Rafineryjnego Spółka Akcyjna, Poland

20. SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Norway

21. Société Agricole de Befandriana-Sud & Partners Sarl, Madagascar

22. UMICORE, AG & Co KG, Germany

23. Nykomb Synergetics AB, Sweden

24. Alma Consulting Group, France

25. Orgachim JSC, Bulgaria

26. Imperial College of Science, UK

27. Novance, France

28. University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland

29. Technische Universität Hamburg – Harburg, Germany – entered the project from M24
30. BKW Biokraftwerke Fürstenwalde GmbH, Germany – entered the project from M24

A.SPIRE – supporting and implementing SPIRE PPP

A.SPIRE aisbl is an international non-profit association formed to represent the private sector as a partner in the Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to be launched as part of the Horizon2020 framework programme.

This new association represents more than 60 industrial and research process industry stakeholders from over a dozen countries spread throughout Europe. A.SPIRE was established at a signing ceremony in Brussels on 18 July 2012, through the joint efforts of 8 industry sectors: chemical, steel, engineering, minerals, non-ferrous metals, cement, ceramics, and water.

The mission of A.SPIRE is to ensure the development of enabling technologies and best practices along all the stages of large scale existing value chain productions that will contribute to a resource efficient process industry. Through purposeful cooperation across all sectors and regions, A.SPIRE has developed a multi-year, strategic and dynamic roadmap that will address research, development and innovation activities as well as policy matters towards the realisation of its 2030 targets. The ultimate goal is to promote the deployment of innovative technologies and solutions required to reach long term sustainability for Europe and its process industries in terms of global competitiveness, ecology and employment.

  • AkzoNobel

  • ArcelorMittal

  • Arkema

  • BASF

  • Bayer

  • Britest

  • Clariant

  • CMI

  • Dow

  • DSM

  • Elkem

  • Emerson


  • Fives

  • Green Chemistry Campus

  • Hydro

  • Kauno Jiesia

  • Lanxess

  • LKAB

  • Perstorp

  • Procter & Gamble

  • Repsol

  • Solutex


  • Supren

  • Tata Steel

  • Tenaris

  • Terreal

  • ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe

  • Voestalpine

  • CEA Tech

  • Centro Sviluppo Materiali


  • CRM Group

  • ECN

  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramique Industrielle

  • ECRA

  • Fraunhofer IGB

  • Fundacion Tekniker

  • Grenoble – Ecole de management

  • HVM Catapult

  • Institute for Sustainable Process Technology

  • Instituto de Tecnologia Ceramica

  • Lulea University of Technology


  • Swedish Environmental Research Institute


  • Technical Research Centre of Finland

  • Technical Research Institute of Sweden

  • Tecnalia

  • TNO

  • University of Bologna

  • VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut

  • Vision on Technology

  • CLIB 2021
  • European Association of Metals
  • European Engineering Industries Association
  • European Industrial Minerals Association
  • The European Cement Association
  • The European Ceramic Industry Association
  • The European Chemical Industry Council
  • The European Steel Association
  • The European Water Platform

► If you know of any additional projects, please either sign in and leave a comment or contact us and we will add it to the list.

See also:

Leave a Reply

Kindly review our community guidelines before leaving a comment.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *