Commercialization of the synthesis of rapeseed oil and recycled polyethylene terephthalate polyols (ROPET)

Project status

Active

Project execution time

01.04.2020 to 30.09.2020

Project type

ERAF-1.2.1.2.

Project number

KC-PI-2020/49 (Contract with LIAA Nr. KC-L-2017/7)

Project manager

Uģis Cābulis

Involved laboratories

Polymer laboratory

Call, activity

Operational Programme "Growth and employment", Specific support objective 1.2.1. "To increase the private sector investment in R&D", Activity 1.2.1.2 "Support for the development of the technology transfer system", round 3, stage 1.

Project goal

Stage 1: to develop a technical economic feasibility study and a commercialization strategy for the development of the technology of the synthesis of biopolyols from recycled polyethylene terephthalate and rapeseed oil to TRL6 at LSIWC, and commercialization of the technology.

Stage 2: to commercialize the technology of the synthesis of biopolyols from recycled polyethylene terephthalate and rapeseed oil.

Main activities of the project:

Stage 1:

  • Technical economic feasibility study and development of the commercialization strategy.

Stage 2:

  • Development of the technology to reduce/eliminate the identified challenges and improve the product’s characteristics for market needs.
  • Development of an experimental demonstration prototype and its testing for use in conditions close to the real environment.
  • Contacts with industry representatives for demonstrating the technology and getting feedback.
  • Adaptation of the prototype to market requirements.
  • Strengthening of property rights and sale of a licence.

 

Duration of the stage 1 of the project – 6 months. Total cost – 27’778 EUR.

Identification number of the project application – KC-PI-2020/49.

Number of the contract with LIAA – KC-L-2017/7.