Improvement of wood-based biorefinery by innovative conversion of residues to nanoporous carbon materials (BiReMa)
The objective of the project is directed to lignin and other biorefinery by-product utilization converting them into high added value products- nanoporous activated carbon materials for use in the production of supercapacitators and fuel cell electrodes for the needs of the electrotechnical and electronical industry, creating a closed economically beneficial zero waste technology.
In order to implement the project, the following activities will be carried out:
1) industrial research:
- preparation and characterization of the raw materials;
- investigation of the conversion of the residues into chemically activated carbon;
- preparation and characterization of activated carbon composites;
- carbon composites doping with heteroatoms;
2) protection of technology rights;
3) dissemination of knowledge
- 4 prototypes
- 4 scientific articles
- 1 patent application
Project implementation period: 30 months – from 01/06/2021 till 30/11/2023.
Total financing of the project: total costs of the project: EUR 498 653.74, ERDF co-financing 82.29% or EUR 410 342.16, state budget co-financing 10.21% or EUR 50 912.54, and other public funds 7.50% or EUR 37 399.04.
Scientific leader of the project: Aivars Zhurins