Learnings from Biorefinery Project to Be Used for RESYNTEX
- Tuesday, 30 May 2017
RESYNTEX will use lessons learnt from the BIOCORE project to realise the design of an industrial scale ‘textile-refinery’. The European research project was one of the first attempts to design a second generation biorefinery supplied with mixed biomass feedstock. Three RESYNTEX Partners – Arkema, CHIMAR and National Technical University of Athens – were involved in the earlier project. The problem of chemical and biochemical processing of waste textiles is similar to that of a multiproduct second generation biorefinery as the feedstock is also waste in the form of residual biomass.
Due to the diverse nature of fibrous waste, a variety of waste management practices and technologies must be coordinated in order to increase the rate of recycling. To deal with the fragmented nature of the chemical processing of textile waste, RESYNTEX will adopt a holistic process design approach which addresses all aspects of the procedure. Proposed process designs are being optimised to improve the use of raw materials, energy and water.
You can read the findings from BIOCORE’s case studies here, performed in the framework of the FP7 project