Posted on 26 June 2020
CHAMPION – a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) aiming to replace conventional polymers with novel bio-based polymers for their application in coatings, textiles, home care uses and structural adhesives - has been awarded Horizon 2020 BBI JU funding. The CHAMPION project includes 14 partners from six European countries coordinated by the University of York.
The CHAMPION project is pleased to announce the launch of its 3.5-years activities, starting in June 2020. Polymer-based products are essential to our modern lifestyle. CHAMPION is geared towards making them better-suited to modern expectations in terms of their sustainability credentials.
The majority of conventional polymers are not fit for recycling and end up being incinerated or landfilled. Some of the chemicals used in their production may result in toxic emissions depending on the end of life process they go through. These characteristics stand in contrast to the EU’s green credentials and its ambitions to create a circular economy. Novel CHAMPION bio-based polymers result from the aza-Michael addition reaction and are expected to be suitable replacements for polymers used in resistant kitchen counter coatings, laundry detergents and other homecare products, car interior surfaces, and structural adhesives. Recovery, chemical recycling and organic recycling (with the option of controlled energy recovery) are the end-of-life options planned for the design of products using CHAMPION polymers.
The specific objectives of the CHAMPION project are:
The CHAMPION consortium is integrated by:
The CHAMPION project receives funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 887398.
For more information about CHAMPION, contact the project manager directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.