Energy Transition and Environment

The world faces major threats due to unsustainable consumption of fossil resources and raw materials, and unsustainable land use. The whole society and all sectors need to make a U-turn in order to preserve our planet for future generations.

Uniresearch consultants have profound knowledge of the opportunities and challenges in the Energy Transition and are keen to support you to acquire funding for research and innovation in e.g. the following EU programs: Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy, Blue Growth, Biobased Industries, Mobility for Growth, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen and Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials. Our services in project set-up and – management cover each development stage; from early stage research projects to demonstration projects.

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Circular biobased raw materials for large-scale production of thermoset biopolymer resins and their application in recyclable products with a negative CO2 footprint.

Uniresearch Role

Uniresearch will contribute to CircuZ with its knowledge on the MOOI-programme, EZK funding in general and its wide experience in project management, dissemination and exploitation.  In CircuZ, Uniresearch is responsible for the administrative and financial project management, the communication and dissemination activities and performs the techno-economic analyses.

Annemarie Mahieu
Grant Consultant
Maaike van der Kamp – Van Roosmalen
Director / Senior Grant Consultant
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CircuZ aims to ensure the availability of biobased raw materials for the large-scale production of thermoset bioresins with a competitive price and the smallest possible CO2 footprint by:

– Optimising processes for bio-based raw materials, so that the produced raw materials are of sufficient quality with a minimal cost price and CO2 footprint.

– Investigating what suitable and widely available organic by-products or residual flows are as sources for the biobased-raw materials, with as requirement that there is no competition with, for example, food supply.

– Using the biobased raw materials to make thermoset bioresins that have an even (much) more favorable CO2 footprint and cost price than the current thermoset bioresins that are made from very pure bio raw materials.

– Developing recycling processes for  end products containing these bioresins as well as waste streams from production, making recycling (in addition to the use of virgin materials) an important second source of raw materials.

Facts & Figures
  • Start date: 1 January 2023
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Total budget: 3.500.000€
  • The CircuZ project is supported by a Top Sector Energy Subsidy from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.

The project consortium consists of 8 partners from 3 countries.