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TERRIFIC

NEXT GENERATION CIRCULAR BIOBASED FLAGSHIP PACKAGING: A CATALYST FOR THE GREEN TRANSITION

Project details

Type of project
Innovation Action – Flagship
Project focus
Packaging
Feedstock origin
Agri-food waste
Feedstock type
Crop residues
Food industry sidestreams
Project period
1 June 2024 - 31 May 2028
Status
In progress
CBE JU Contribution
€ 16 834 622,75
Call identifier
HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023

Summary

International competitiveness, linked to high energy prices, dependencies in raw materials, inflation and other hurdles hamper a fast transition of industries to a resource-efficient, emissions-neutral economy. TERRIFIC seeks to overcome these challenges by demonstrating a pathway to decarbonisation and circularity in packaging solutions. 

The project proposes eight innovative flagship packaging solutions designed to decarbonise and promote circularity. These include bio-based and biodegradable films laminated on pulp or paper, as well as rigid and flexible thermoplastic biomaterials, aiming to achieve over 95% renewable resource content. Ultimately, TERRIFIC showcases a holistic approach to packaging development, aligning with broader sustainability goals and driving the transition in the European bioeconomy.

The TERRIFIC project aims to showcase bio-based, circular flagship solutions for advanced packaging applications, achieving superior performance while enhancing circularity and resource efficiency throughout the supply chain. To accomplish this, the project seeks to:

  • Establish a groundbreaking first-of-a-kind multipurpose biorefinery to produce bio-based building blocks, demonstrating its applicability.
  • Produce biopolyesters and biomaterials with over 95% renewable resource content and enhanced properties, including barrier and durability.
  • Develop bio-based, recyclable, compostable, and high-performing flagship packaging products using traditional industrial technologies.
  • Demonstrate the sustainability, circularity, and safety of the bio-based materials used in the flagship packaging products compared to existing benchmarks.
  • Enhance circularity and resource efficiency by validating multiple end-of-life scenarios for the developed flagship packaging solutions.
  • Evaluate and demonstrate the replicability of the TERRIFIC concept through a multi-actor approach, engaging all stakeholders in the value chain to exploit new business opportunities.

Involving 19 partners from nine countries, including six SMEs, TERRIFIC is a multidisciplinary endeavour spanning the entire value chain. The project's expected impacts include:

  • Enhancing product quality, reducing products spoilage, and promoting innovative and competitive solutions in comparison to existing alternatives.
  • Improving mechanical and barrier properties, enhancing food safety and longer shelf life across the entire supply value chain, while additionally improving circularity and resource efficiency.
  • Making use of unexploited byproducts and side streams, while additionally promoting sustainable circular practices and green transition.
  • Enhancing packaging solutions for storage and transit, from factory to shelf.
  • Lowering the climate impact of bioplastic by decreasing 40% of carbon dioxide equivalent along the entire value chain.
  • Enhancing regional economic growth and business opportunities, thereby generating new job prospects.
  • Developing intellectual property for innovative achievements (multipurpose flagship plant; innovative biomaterials).
  • Promoting the inclusion of bio-based materials and packaging products in multiple market sectors.

Consortium map

Project coordination

  • NOVAMONT SPA Novara, Italy

Consortium

  • INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA Paterna, Spain
  • SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV Ardooie, Belgium
  • CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL BRUXELLES, Belgium
  • CELLMAT TECHNOLOGIES SL Valladolid, Spain
  • FUNDACION AITIIP Zaragoza, Spain
  • MODELO CONTINENTE HIPERMERCADOS S.A. Senhora Da Hora, Portugal
  • MC SHARED SERVICES SA Maia, Portugal
  • MATER-BIOTECH SPA Novara No, Italy
  • PROFECTUS FILMS GMBH HORN-BAD MEINBERG, Germany
  • LEGA NAZIONALE DELLE COOPERATIVE E MUTUE Roma, Italy
  • SPRING SUSTAINABLE PROCESSES AND RESOURCES FOR INNOVATION AND NATIONAL GROWTH Milano, Italy
  • ROTTNEROS PACKAGING AB Soderhamn, Sweden
  • BIOEAST HUB CR, Z. U. PRAHA 5, Czechia
  • MOSES PRODUCTOS SL Zaragoza, Spain
  • NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS PARA EL DESARROLLO DE PACKAGING Y PRODUCTOS AGROALIMENTARIOS CON COMPONENTE PLASTICA SL Zaragoza, Spain
  • SAES GETTERS S.P.A. Lainate (Mi), Italy
Partners
  • Amazon Europe Core SARL Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • DSM Nutritional Products AG Kaiseraugst, Switzerland