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RELOAD

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RELOAD

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Recycling, eco-design and industry 4.0 technologies for the recovery of high-value metals from end-of-life electric vehicles.

Socios:

  • ENSO Innovation
  • SEAT
  • CETIM
  • Técnicas Reunidas
  • ASAI Industrial
  • Balidea
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • CSIC-CENIM
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HEU DARE2X

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HEU DARE2X

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Decentralized production of ammonia from renewable energies using the novel power-to-X plasma catalytic technology enhanced by sorption.

Learn more at https://dare2x.eu

Consortium:

  • Teknologisk Institut
  • Hulteberg Chemistry & Engineering AB
  • Kemijski inštitut – National Institute of Chemistry
  • University of Liverpool
  • ENSO INNOVATION
  • LOMARTOV S.L.
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PROTEX

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PROTEX

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Research and digitalization of processes for obtaining eco-sustainable coatings for textiles.

 

Consortium:

  • ENSO
  • CETIM


OBJECTIVE:
PROTEX main objective is focused on obtaining new eco-sustainable coatings based on cellulose micro/nanofibers with antimicrobial, antiviral and/or hydrophobic functionalities for their application in textiles, mainly in sanitary and protective textiles. All this, under the premise of a digitalized process that allows online control of the quality of each stage developed to obtain the new bio-based coatings, as well as to study the implementation of the process at industrial level.

 

Documentation: IN852D 2021/1

 

Total budget: 400.688,06 €

Funding: This project is funded by the Agencia Gallega de Innovación under the 2021 call of the CONECTA COVID grant program. The grants awarded under this program have been funded by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) under the FEDER Galicia 2014-2020 operational program as part of the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is supported by the Vicepresidencia Primera y Consellería de Economía, Industria e Innovación.

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2021 annuity progress:
ENSO has optimized the process of obtaining cellulose micro/nanoparticles from different types of cellulose plasticene, after an exhaustive study of the different cellulose plasticene available in the market. On the other hand, different modification reactions have been studied with the aim of providing the micro/nanoparticles obtained with hydrophobic and/or antimicrobial properties, such as cationization with quaternary amines or the use of silver nanoparticles in the case of antimicrobial properties and silanization with the aim of providing them with hydrophobic properties, obtaining promising results. Additionally, different coatings for tissues based on modified micro/nanocelluloses have been developed, applying them on sanitary tissues through different application techniques and, in this way, obtaining functional tissues.

2022 annuity progress:
ENSO has worked on the optimization of the process of obtaining cellulose micro/nanoparticles from cellulose plasticene of different origins, managing to obtain micro/nanoparticles of different types and qualities depending on the needs of the project. Likewise, we have continued studying different modification reactions to provide cellulose micro/nanoparticles with hydrophobic and/or anitmicrobial properties, with special interest in modification reactions such as cationization or silanization to provide them with both properties of interest. On the other hand, the process of obtaining new biocoatings and their application on different types of sanitary and protective fabrics has been optimized, in this way, obtaining new fabrics with hydrophobic and antimicrobial functionalities.

2023 annuity advances:
Throughout 2023 annuity, ENSO has worked on the micro/nanocellulose modification process optimisation with the aim of providing it with antimicrobial, antiviral and/or hydrophobic properties, with special emphasis on cationisation reactions using various cationising agents that allow to obtain interest properties. Furthermore, several coatings based on micro/nanocelluloses have been used on tissues and their applicability as healthcare fabrics has been demonstrated.

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REPLAY

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REPLAY

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Recycling of polyamides for additive manufacturing

Consortium:

  • UTINGAL
  • ECOPLAS
  • Moveratus
  • ENSO
  • Seidor

 

OBJECTIVE:
REPLAY main objective is focused on technological research with digital tools for products, processes, materials and services that reduce the environmental impact in industry through the use of enabling technologies such as advanced materials, nanotechnologies and biotechnologies.

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Led by UTINGAL, a reference company in the aeronautical sector, REPLAY will focus on the mechanical recycling of by-products from the aeronautical industry, thanks to obtaining high value-added composites focused on their use in advanced technologies, such as 3D printing. All this using intelligent digital tools for the interpretation, automation and execution of intuitive solutions in human-machine interaction. REPLAY’s ultimate goal is to develop a comprehensive industrial process for recycling polyamides, which can be exported in a simple and accessible way to any plastic industry. The consortium is made up of five companies that cover the entire value chain. From ENSO we will investigate and develop solutions for the chemical formulation of recycled composites; MOVERATUS for the automation and development of 3D printing technologies; MSS-SEIDOR for the development of a fully transversal, universal, parameterizable and usable software, compatible with the management systems of potential REPLAY users; ECOPLAS its revaluation in the food packaging sector; and UTINGAL for the development of the physical operating installation and related engineering work. REPLAY also has the participation of two reference centers such as CETIM and UVIGO.

 

 

Thus, REPLAY will generate a solution to the polymeric waste produced in industries, giving it an added value use such as additive manufacturing, relying on new material formulations and advanced manufacturing processes optimized through the use of ICTs that will facilitate its deployment..

 

This project is subsidized by the Galician Innovation Agency within the framework of the 2021 call for the CONECTA HUBS 2021 Program (Line 1). It has been supported by the Second Vice Presidency and the Ministry of Economy, Business and Innovation (Xunta de Galicia) and has co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of the ERDF Galicia 2014-2020 Operational Program.

 

 

ENSO PROGRESS ON THE REPLAY PROJECT

2021 annuity advances:
ENSO has carried out a complete characterization of five materials from polyamide waste, determining which of all is the most interesting in order to obtain the most interesting polymer formulation for additive manufacturing. On the other hand, ENSO has carried out an optimization of the washing and conditioning process of the sample that presented a greater number of identified elements and therefore the sample that presented a greater degree of contamination, determining the most interesting operating conditions at the time to carry out these necessary processes for the mechanical recycling of polyamides. In addition, grinding to different particle sizes was carried out and the compounding process began. For this, the polyamide residue that presented the least degree of contamination was chosen based on the characterizations carried out, and it has been made compatible with a commercial polyamide PA6 in different proportions.

2022 annuity advances:
During the 2022 year, progress has been made in optimizing the washing and conditioning processes of the most abundant and representative sample derived from obtaining parts for the aeronautical sector. Based on these studies, compounding studies have continued to obtain various polymer formulations by including virgin polyamide. Through the aforementioned studies for obtaining polymeric formulations, the most suitable temperature profile and the most suitable type of nozzle for the application in question were determined. It was confirmed by using additive manufacturing equipment that one of the study formulations was successfully printed by fused deposition modelling.

2023 annuity advances:
During 2023 annuity, ENSO carried out a technical and economic validation of the formulation based on the recycled polyamide found to be optimal. Within the technical feasibility, the raw materials necessary for the manufacture of the compound and the systems to be acquired for the industrialisation of the process have been studied. For the economic feasibility analysis, the variable and direct costs associated with raw materials, labour and energy consumption were determined. Finally, based on all the studies and results achieved during the project, ENSO has provided feedback of its know-how to the rest of the consortium of the optimal process in order to design a final prototype that allows the valorisation of polyamide waste derived from infusion processes for its application in additive manufacturing.

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H2020 HEROES

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H2020 HEROES

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Hybrid energy storage stations.

Consortium:

  • BEYONDER AS (leader)
  • INSTITUTT FOR ENERGITEKNIKK
  • SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
  • ELRINGKLINGER AG
  • LITHIUM BALANCE AS
  • BE STORAGED GMBH
  • ENSO INNOVATION SL
  • SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIONS EUROPE SL
  • EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR STORAGE OF ENERGY
  • AALBORG UNIVERSITET

 

 

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ECO-SMART BATT

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Sustainable 4.0 manufacturing of nanocomposites and ionogels for energy-dense batteries.

 

Consortium:

  • FERROGLOBE INNOVATION S.L
  • ABCR LABORATORIOS, S.L.
  • ENSO INNOVATION S.L
  • ARTABRO TECH S.L.
  • FUNDACIÓN CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DE INVESTIGACIÓN MULTISECTORIAL

 

OBJECTIVE:
The main objective of the project is to significantly improve the energy density, cost and sustainability of lithium-ion batteries thereby facilitating the transformation of the transport sector towards sustainability, decarbonisation and emission reduction.

This will be achieved through:

  • Novel research in sustainable and smart manufacturing of advanced active and inactive materials and their synergistic combinations for the different components of the electrochemical cell (anode, electrolyte and separators) and,
  • Research in monitoring, control and simulation technologies to design new, more efficient and cost-effective production processes for the different materials and electrochemical cells to be obtained during the project.

GRANT AGREEMENT: IN854A 2020/04

 

TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET: 2.752.750,98€

This project is granted by the Galician Innovation Agency in the framework of the 2020 call of the “Fábrica del futuro, fábrica inteligente y sostenible de la industria 4.0” aid programme. The grants awarded under this programme have been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under Axis 1 (Promoting research, technological development and innovation) of the ERDF Galicia 2014-2020 operational programme.  The project is supported by theVicepresidencia Segunda and Consellería de Economía, Empresa e Innovación.

 

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ENSO’S PROGRESS IN THE ECO-SMART BATT PROJECT

First and second annuity (2020-2021)
In the first months of the project, ENSO has carried out works related to the research and optimization of the process of obtaining nanoparticles; and in their application in anode materials, electrolytes and separators. These have been used, together with all those investigated within the framework of the project, for cell assembly and electrochemical testing.

In addition to the optimization of the processes to obtain nanoparticles, the evaluation of the drying stages, looking for a balance between energy consumption and nanoparticle quality, has been taken into account.

The preparation of anode material, electrolytes and separators based on this material has been started, testing their performance by assembling button cells and the corresponding electrochemical evaluation. Their performance has been evaluated against commercially available materials.

Third year (2022)
In the third year of the ECO-SMART BATT project, ENSO has continued with the work of studying and obtaining nanomaterials; preparation of electrochemical cell components, assembly of the cells and their electrochemical testing, going deeper into the preparation of the electrochemical components. Thus, progress has been made in obtaining composites based on nanosilicon and nanocellulose, seeking a high synergy between both types of nanoparticles. Likewise, we have made further progress in obtaining cellulose-based separators, confirming the feasibility of preparation from percentages of 10% of nanoparticles up to 100% of the same. Finally, progress has been made in the preparation of inks with the different materials of the consortium, reaching capacities between 310-330 mAh/g in reference cells. The micro/nanosilicon-based cells provided promising values.

Avances de ENSO en el proyecto ECO-SMART BATT

 

Fourth annuity (2023)
In this fourth and final annuity project, we have pursued electrochemical cell components optimization. Using different types of nanocellulose obtained and optimised throughout project, ENSO has focused on the anodic inks optimisation with nanocellulose and silicon, both in their introduction as such and as carbon nanofibres; in electrolyte membranes based on aldehyde-modified nanocellulose and based on conventional LIPF6 electrolytes; and cellulose and nanocellulose separators, introducing nanocellulose in bulk or as a coating. In addition to physico-chemical characterisations, the materials have been evaluated in electrochemical tests. Through the studies, we have observed that nanocellulose has a great potential to act on the different cell components, and although the results are considered improvable, the electrochemical results shown by the cellulose separators have been outstanding, comparable to conventional polymer-based separators, thus achieving both technical and environmental competitiveness compared to traditional materials, with a commitment to materials of great global availability and of renewable origin.

 

Final results
Following its participation in the ECO-SMART BATT project, ENSO has broadened its expertise in obtaining cellulose nanofibres; starting from different types of biomass, applying different types of pre-treatment and treatment, and deepening the drying process to avoid particle agglomeration. All this, accompanied by an improvement, control and process optimisation, selecting those routes with a balance between fibre quality, energy consumption and cost. At the same time, this project has allowed ENSO to achieve greater involvement in the battery and automotive sector; developing itself anode materials, electrolytes and separators by introducing nanocellulose in them, achieving a potential improvement in the cells energy density, improving batteries sustainability by replacing materials from fossil sources with a renewable source, and seeking final product economic competitiveness by optimising the obtaining materials processes.

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CELLU-TECH

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CELLU-TECH

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ENSO INNOVATION’s Strategic Innovation Plan: Improving organisational and process innovation in the production of cellulose nanoparticles.

Objectives:

  • Improvement of the process for obtaining nanoparticles from cellulose pulp
  • Adaptation to a bioeconomy model, eco-sustainability and environmental viability
  • Technology watch
  • Identify new markets for cellulose nanoparticles
  • Analyse the channels of access to these new cellulose nanoparticle markets
  • Study and analysis of opportunities for participation in R&D&I projects
  • Increase the relational capital of the entity
  • Evaluation of the strategic innovation plan

File number: 014_IN848D_2017_2334158.

CELLU-TECH has been subsidised by the Agencia Gallega de Innovacion through the Innova Peme Programme by financing the activities integrated in the innovation plans framed in the strategic priorities of the RIS3 with the co-financing of the Fondo Europeo de desarrollo regional (FEDER)in the framework of the FEDER Galicia 2014-2020 operational programme.

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H2020 LIBERATE

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H2020 LIBERATE

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Valorization of lignin in high-value chemicals

Analysis of the economic and environmental impact of valuing low-cost lignin in high-value biosafety chemicals.

More info on www.liberate-project.eu.

 

Consortium:

  • LEITAT
  • TNO
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • Fraunhofer
  • SINTEF
  • IDENER
  • OXIRIS
  • CHIMAR
  • Gate2Growth
  • University of Alicante
  • MEGARA RESINS
  • ENSO INNOVATION
  • CONDIAS
  • Evonik
  • Perstorp
  • NX Filtration
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REGENERA

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REGENERA

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Tecnosuelo for recovery of burned forest areas

Development and optimization of a techno-soil that will speed up the recovery of burned forest areas, based on using the sludge generated in the ENCE Pontevedra water treatment plant.

 

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ENSO INNOVATION S.L. has been the beneficiary of the II Edition of the ENCE Pontevedra Social Plan to carry out a project to develop and optimize a technosolus that will speed up the recovery of burned forest areas, using the sludge generated in the ENCE Pontevedra treatment plant.

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BIOCHARMB

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BIOCHARMB

Biomass pyrolysis plant

Development of a biomass pyrolysis plant for the use of biochar in environmental applications. Research on the use of biochar for wastewater treatment processes.

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Proyecto “BIOCHARMB: Desarrollo de una planta de pirólisis de biomasa para el aprovechamiento del biochar en aplicaciones medioambientales”

      Proyecto financiado por:       Apoyado por:                 

                                     

 

 

Cofinanciado por del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) en el marco del Programa Operativo FEDER Galicia 2014-2020, Objetivo temático 1: “Promover el desarrollo tecnológico, la innovación y una investigación de calidad”

 

 

 

 

ENSO INNOVATION participa en el proyecto denominado “BIOCHARMB: Desarrollo de una planta de pirólisis de biomasa para el aprovechamiento del biochar en aplicaciones medioambientales”

El objetivo principal del proyecto es el desarrollo de una vía alternativa de aprovechamiento de biomasa forestal destinada a la obtención de un producto con un elevado valor comercial (biochar). En línea con las prioridades de la RIS3, esta vía de aprovechamiento permitirá diversificar la actividad actual del sector forestal, desarrollando nuevos modelos de negocio y potenciando su competitividad y sostenibilidad.

 

El consorcio de BIOCHARMB está formado por cuatro empresas gallegas:

  • INTACTA GESTION AMBIENTAL S.L, líder de la agrupación, aportará su experiencia en el desarrollo de proyectos singulares de ingeniería, realizando el diseño y construcción de la planta piloto de pirólisis.
  • GESTAN MEDIOAMBIENTAL S.L, desarrollará la línea de tratamiento de gases basada en el biochar, aportando su experiencia en la gestión de plantas de tratamiento de RSUs.
  • VALORA CONSULTORES DE GESTION S.L, realizará la evaluación ambiental, económica y el análisis de mercado de los productos obtenidos en el proyecto, aportando su amplia experiencia en innovación, Análisis de Ciclo de Vida y consultoría.
  • ENSO INNOVATION S.L, que centrará sus actividades en la investigación, el desarrollo y la caracterización de absorbentes de metales pesados con biopolímeros, focalizándose en la definición de requisitos para su formulación, su desarrollo y la caracterización de productos.

El proyecto cuenta además con la colaboración del Centro Tecnológico CETIM, centro focalizado en desarrollar investigación, tecnologías e innovación en diferentes sectores y actividades económicas a través de sus Áreas de Conocimiento: Materiales Avanzados (materiales lignocelulósicos, polímeros y coatings y materiales de construcción sostenible), Eco Bio Tecnologías (tratamiento de aguas y aire y economía circular y biorefinería) e Industria Digital (soluciones de automatización e ingeniería y tecnologías de la información y la comunicación).

 

PRINCIPALES AVANCES DEL PROYECTO:

Anualidad 2018
El proyecto se inició definiendo los requisitos y condicionantes técnicos tanto del proceso de pirólisis como de las aplicaciones planteadas para el biochar (tratamiento de aguas y gases). Posteriormente se identificaron distintas fuentes de biomasa disponibles para la producción de biochar, de acuerdo a su disponibilidad y características para el proceso de pirólisis. En paralelo, se pre-seleccionaron las ubicaciones donde se realizará la validación tanto del piloto de tratamiento de aguas (EDAR Penapurreira/As Pontes) como del de tratamiento de gases (CTR Sobrado dos Monxes), caracterizando ambas corrientes.

Anualidad 2019
Durante los primeros meses de esta anualidad se completaron las caracterizaciones de biomasa, aguas y gases a tratar. Como materia prima para la producción de biochar se seleccionó la astilla de eucalipto debido a sus propiedades físico-químicas y su amplia disponibilidad, produciendo biochar a escala laboratorio para el desarrollo de las siguientes tareas.

Una vez determinadas las características del biochar, estabilidad y propiedades adsorbentes frente a diferentes compuestos, se han realizado distintas modificaciones físico-químicas para aumentar su capacidad adsorbente. Posteriormente se han realizado ensayos para determinar la capacidad del biochar de retener contaminantes presentes en las aguas residuales como metales pesados, nutrientes o contaminantes orgánicos. En paralelo, este biochar se ha utilizado como soporte para el desarrollo de un sistema de biofiltro, mediante la inoculación con un microorganismo con capacidad para degradar compuestos derivados del azufre presentes en los gases de vertedero.

Anualidad 2020
Durante este tercer y último año de ejecución del proyecto BIOCHARMB se llevó a cabo la construcción de los tres pilotos contemplados en el proyecto y la validación de los mismos. En primer lugar, se completó la construcción e instalación de la planta piloto de pirólisis que se ha utilizado para la producción de biochar de gran calidad a partir de biomasa de pino.

Así mismo, dentro de esta anualidad se construyó una planta piloto para evaluar la eficacia del biochar en el tratamiento de aguas residuales urbanas. La validación de este piloto se realizó en la EDAR de Malpica con resultados satisfactorios en reducción de carga orgánica, metales pesados y contaminantes emergentes.

En paralelo a la aplicación en tratamiento de aguas, dentro de esta anualidad se ha construido y operado un sistema de biofiltración destinado al tratamiento de gases de vertedero. Esta planta ha sido instalada en la planta de tratamiento de residuos de Sobrado dos Monxes, consiguiendo una mejora significativa en la calidad del gas, y una reducción de la presencia de olores.

Finalmente, dentro de esta anualidad se ha realizado un análisis tecno-económico del proyecto, así como de viabilidad ambiental mediante un análisis de ciclo de vida.

Por último, VALORA ha recopilado información de todos los procesos llevados a cabo en el proyecto para realizar una evaluación tecno-económica y ambiental de los productos desarrollados que incluye un análisis de ciclo de vida y un estudio de mercado.

 

Este proyecto está subvencionado por la Axencia Galega de Innovación en el marco de la convocatoria 2018 del Programa CONECTA PYME. Ha sido apoyado por la Consellería de Economía, Empleo e Industria (Xunta de Galicia) y cuenta con cofinanciación del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) en el marco del Programa Operativo FEDER Galicia 2014-2020, Objetivo temático 1: “Promover el desarrollo tecnológico, la innovación y una investigación de calidad”.