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SUITS takes a sociotechnical approach to capacity building in Local Authorities and transport stakeholder organisations with special emphasis on the transfer of learning to smaller sized cities, making them more effective and resilient to change in the judicious implementation of sustainable transport measures. Key outputs will be a validated capacity building program for transport departments, an ...
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Approximately one third of all food produced globally is wasted every year throughout the whole value chain-from farmers to consumers. To extract the significant amounts of valuable compounds contained in these wastes, AgriMax will combine affordable and flexible processing technologies (ultrasound assisted and solvent extraction, filtration, thermal and enzymatic treatments) for the valorization ...
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Optimised moulded pulp for renewable packaging solutions (PULPACKTION)

Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2020,

The aim of PULPACKTION project is to develop cellulose-based tailored-to-purpose packaging solutions for specific food and electronic packaging applications which needs medium and high barrier requirement’s and that nowadays are packing in polymer fossil based solutions. This innovation will take advantage of the flexibility in the wet-moulding production of wood pulp based materials. Different ty ...
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Background Biocides not only kill pathogens that are targeted, but can also kill non-pathogens. This can have undesirable side-effects for human health and the environment. Such risks have yet to be sufficiently investigated for most biocides on the EU market because in different environmental compartments (e.g. soil, groundwater and air) active substance ...
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Background Nanotechnology is one of the fastest growing and most promising technologies with implications for a wide range of sectors from electronics and ceramics to optics and automation. The number of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENMs) available on the market is increasing, but concerns have been raised about their potential impacts on human health and t ...
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Nanocomposites are promising for many sectors, as they can make polymers stronger, less water and gas permeable, tune surface properties, add functionalities such as antimicrobial effects. In spite of intensive research activities, significant efforts are still needed to deploy the full potential of nanotechnology in the industry. The main challenge is still obtaining a proper nanostructuring of t ...
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The European paper industry is at the core of the bioeconomy, using wood, a renewable material, and Paper for Recycling (PfR) as its main raw materials for producing paper products. This industry is a strategic sector in the EU economy, actively contributing to the re-industrialisation of Europe. Currently, the production of paper and board in the EU is 91 tonnes per year, while PfR represents 63% ...
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The Valor-Plus supports the realisation of sustainable, economically viable closed loop integrated biorefineries through the development of new knowledge, (bio-)technologies and products that enable valorisation of key biorefinery by-products. The project comprises five key areas:• Pre-treatment and fractionation: development of a novel methodology for the controlled and selective breakdown, relea ...
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FREVUE VALIDATING FREIGHT ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN URBAN EUROPE (FREVUE)

Start date: Mar 15, 2013, End date: Sep 14, 2017,

Eight of Europe’s largest cities, will demonstrate that electric vehicles operating “last mile” freight movements in urban centres can offer significant and achievable decarbonisation of the European transport system. Demonstrators will be deployed in Amsterdam, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Rotterdam and Stockholm. The demonstrators have been designed to ensure FREVUE covers the breadth of ...
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The main objective of GUIDEnano is to develop innovative methodologies to evaluate and manage human and environmental health risks of nano-enabled products, considering the whole product life cycle. A strategy to identify hot spots for release of nanomaterials (NMs) will be followed by decision trees to guide on the use of (computational) exposure models and, when necessary, design of cost-effecti ...
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Background Europe’s textile sector is an important employer, exporter and service provider. Maintaining these benefits requires that the sector evolves to compete in an increasingly sophisticated global market. Innovation can help Europe’s textile sector to succeed, by focusing on higher value-added and sustainable products. Nano materials offer oppo ...
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The innovative and economic potential of Manufactured Nano Materials (MNMs) is threatened by a limited understanding of the related EHS issues. While toxicity data is continuously becoming available, the relevance to regulators is often unclear or unproven. The shrinking time to market of new MNM drives the need for urgent action by regulators. NANoREG is the first FP7 project to deliver the answe ...
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"Mountains in Europe occupy ~35% of the land area and are mostly covered by forests.Forestry operations in mountain areas are seldom performed by the harvester/forwarder system, being the sector still characterized by manual felling and extraction of timber by cable cranes. Due to the limits posed by steep terrain conditions, poor road network of mountain areas, limited storage and operational roo ...
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The TRADEIT project is a multidisciplinary, multi-sectorial collaborative project supporting a Network of Traditional Food SMEs and Food Researchers in the areas of Collaboration, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Knowledge and Technology Transfer to increase the competitiveness and inter-regional advantage of Traditional Food Producing SMEs. This will be achieved through focused regional coordination ...
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As a result of the shift towards a bio-based economy, the demand of fibres from previously non-forest sectors (such as the energy sector) has increased. This has had a significant impact on the paper and board industry and the prices and demand of the recycled fibre based raw materials have started to increase. The pulp and paper industry has to improve the resource efficiency of the current paper ...
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Background The development of nanomaterials - defined as having at least one dimension of 100 nanometres or less – is a particularly exciting area of science and industry, which is expected to yield numerous technological advances. More than 300 European businesses are now involved in the production of substances at nano scale and overall output is soon ...
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"The global market for natural and organic cosmetics has never been more promising than today. Europe, being the main cosmetic market worldwide, is a prime target market for companies wishing to explore organic beauty.A critical success factor for natural cosmetics is product positioning, especially as these products come into direct competition with conventional brands in supermarkets, department ...
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Creating an Agenda for Research ON Transportation sEcuity (CARONTE)

Start date: Sep 1, 2014, End date: Feb 29, 2016,

Easy, efficient, safe and secure transportation is a core factor for European growth, collaboration and employment and therefor an item in the Europe 2020 strategy. Land transportation has two main challenges concerning security: avoiding interrupts of transport itself to assure the flow of freight and passengers to guarantee supply of the population and avoiding that transportation modes themselv ...
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The overall concept of NanoBarrier is to develop a new nanotechnology platform based on inorganic-organic hybrid polymers, microfibrillated cellulose, nanocapsules with controlled permeability and additive technology and combine this with resource-efficient processing technologies to realize safe and extended shelf-life and multifunctional biopolymer food packaging solutions. These solutions based ...
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Modular Logistics Units in Shared Co-modal Networks (MODULUSHCA)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Jan 31, 2016,

The objective of Modulushca is to achieve the first genuine contribution to the development of interconnected logistics at the European level, in close coordination with North American partners and the international Physical Internet Initiative. The goal of the project is to enable operating with developed iso-modular logistics units of sizes adequate for real modal and co-modal flows of fast-movi ...
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Best Practice Factory for Freight Transport (BESTFACT)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

The BESTFACT objective is to develop, disseminate and enhance the utilisation of best practices and innovations in freight logistics that contribute to meeting European transport policy objectives with regard to competitiveness and environmental impact.BESTFACT builds up on the work of BESTUFS, PROMIT and BESTLOG and integrates four interrelated areas of the key freight logistics challenges the Eu ...
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"The NEWGENPAK ITN is an interdisciplinary research training network of 8 European universities, 3 research institutes and 6 enterprises, three of which are Full partners. Its primary aim is to create a European training network designed to improve the career prospects of its 10 ESRs and 2 ERs in both the public and private sector. The network will deliver a joint multidisciplinary research traini ...
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Cereal waste biomass is a potential source of valuable compounds such as bio-based fibres that can be used in new potential applications. This is the case of the microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) which is a novel type of cellulose with nano-scale dimensions and very interesting properties for the development of composite materials due to its high strength and stiffness combined with its low weight, ...
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"Public transport is central to people’s lives and well-being, especially vulnerable groups (e.g. less mobile, elderly and disabled). It is essential in providing access to employment, shops, services and leisure. The need to encourage greater public transport use is critical in achieving sustainability targets. For many, the perception and reality of public transport does not encourage use, espec ...
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Background The development of nanomaterials - defined as having at least one dimension of 100 nanometres or less – is a particularly exciting area of science and industry. Nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are expected to yield numerous technological advances, including in health care through new treatments and methods of drug delivery. More than 300 E ...
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"Dried food has many advantages when compared to other foods: cheaper transportation costs, longer storage life and ease of use. Demand of these foods is forecast to growth, reaching 148Mton globally during 2016. Dried baby food market reflects this trend, as parents have decided to satisfy nutrient requirements of a child using commercial food. This growth is translated to a huge production of pa ...
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Background According to EUROSTAT data, food waste from manufacturing, food services and catering, and retail and wholesale sectors represents 58% of all food waste generated in the EU and is responsible for 99 million tonnes/yr of CO2 emissions – the equivalent of almost 2% of the total EU emissions in 2008. Increases in both population and disposable i ...
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FLAX AND HEMP ADVANCED FIBER BASED COMPOSITES (FLHEA)

Start date: Sep 1, 2013, End date: Aug 31, 2015,

Agriculture is one of the biggest sectors in Europe, representing a gross value added around EUR 148 billion, employing almost 25 million people in the EU-27(2011). However, this sector faces nowadays several challenges: competition with cheaper products from other countries, lower margins, and stringent policies, while keeping required productivity, safety and sustainability within EU. Developmen ...
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Roll-to-roll PAper Sensors (ROPAS)

Start date: May 1, 2011, End date: Apr 30, 2015,

ROPAS aims to develop a wireless sensor device on a paper surface which can be manufactured using high-end and low-cost printing techniques.A technological platform is created on a fiber based substrate consisting of the following building blocks: 1. a planar printed battery, 2. a (wireless) signaling device, and 3. a printed sensor switch. Hereto, recent advantages in nanotechnology ((encapsulati ...
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The main aim of NANOMICEX project is to reduce the potential risk upon workers’ exposure to the engineered nanoparticles employed in the operative conditions of the inks and pigments industry, by addressing at the health and environmental consequences associated with the inclusion of nanoadditives within all stages of nanotechnology based products (production, use and disposal). To achieve it, new ...
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ISA-Pack will develop a flexible sustainable, active and intelligent technology platform for the packaging of fresh food produce, targeting extended shelf life and quality, enhanced safety and reduced food and packaging waste. Whilst suitable for a wide range of foods, ISA-Pack will validate the resulting materials and technologies for modified atmosphere and stretch wrap packaging of fresh beef s ...
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"""LCA to go"" develops sectoral methods and tools for bio-based plastics, industrial machinery, electronics, renewable energy, sensors and smart textiles. These sectors have been chosen, as the manufacturers show a high interest in making clear the environmental benefits of their products to customers (""Green industries"") and in prioritizing so they can reduce their environmental impacts. This ...
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Even though the variety of fruits in the supermarket is increasing, their consumption is decreasing daily in Europe. Low fruit intake is responsible for many diseases, obesity among others, and 2.7 million (4.9%) deaths worldwide (85% from cardiovascular diseases, 15% from cancers). Statistics indicate that recommended daily fruit consumption is not meet; it is especially critical for children (57 ...
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The main aim of the NanoSafePACK project is to develop a best practices guide to allow the safe handling and use of nanomaterials in packaging industries, considering integrated strategies to control the exposure to nanoparticles (NP) in industrial settings, and provide the SMEs with scientific data to minimize and control the NP release and migration from the polymer nanocomposites placed on the ...
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Paraben preservatives are used nowadays in a high number of cosmetic packaging products. These preservatives are included in European legislation as components to be reduced in the future. In order to substitute the use of parabens, ACTICOSPACK will produce new packages able to release natural preservatives at the adequate rate and amount into cosmetic products. This mode of preservation enables t ...
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Advanced cellulose packaging (ADCELLPACK)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2014,

The use of bio-based materials is a promising alternative in the packaging industry to reduce the disposal and the use of non-renewable resources. A 5% substitution of these materials using Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) applications would reduce over 300.000 tons of non renewable plastic packaging wastes disposal. Packaging used in MAP is usually based on multilayer plastic materials that ar ...
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Food packaging coatings (on paper wraps, cartons and cardboard) are essential to providing a physical barrier to protect food products in the packaging container during storage and transportation. Current packaging coatings are based on petrochemical derived waxes and polymers. However, with increasing petroleum costs and recent instability and volatility in some oil producing countries, the food ...
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Collaboration Concepts for Comodality (CO3)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

Collaboration Concepts for Co-modality, CO3 is a business strategy enabling companies throughout the supply chain to set up and maintain initiatives to manage and optimise their logistics and transport operations by increasing load factors, reducing empty movements and stimulate co-modality, through Horizontal Collaboration between industry partners, thereby reducing transport externalities such a ...
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Emissions Free Refrigerated Urban Distribution (EFRUD)

Start date: Oct 1, 2010, End date: Sep 30, 2013,

Background Most green public procurements do not include the transport sector, even though urban transport planning greatly impacts the environmental balance of 'green' urban planning initiatives. One example of this is distribution of perishable goods using refrigerated systems. The goods themselves may be selected on the basis of their environmental ben ...
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BoostEff aims at developing new innovative manufacturing concepts for wood-fibre based products giving a significant reduction in environmental footprint. The targeted products are important commodities for the European society: paper and construction board. In spite of the different end uses, the paper making and construction board sectors share wood fibres as a common raw material and convert th ...
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