Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

Shellution
Development of ECO-Innovative Products by Incorporating Biogenic Calcium Carbonate

Challenge

 Nowadays, the concept of waste emerges as an unused product of a transformation process generated by industry, commerce and housing. This stereotype reduces its chances of being reintroduced in the market. Nevertheless, it is still possible to find a wide range of applications when properly treated. The food industry, in particular egg producers, generates large amounts of waste, which is currently being landfilled after expensive bacterial elimination treatments. However, if the treatments are sustainable, the properties of similar materials used in various applications can be overcome.

Solution

 The goal of the project is not only the waste recovery from the food industry, but also the development of micronized calcium carbonate products with different properties from the existing ones (GCC and PCC).
The products will be applied as filler, not only in the paint industry, but also in the papermaking industry, the property improvements resulting from their addition are identified for each case.

Project Reference

POCI-01-0247-FEDER-033657

Funding

PT2020
PT2020

Location

Portugal (Soure, Setúbal, Coimbra, Aveiro, Pombal)

Total Cost

699.549,26

IPN Cost

138.555,77

National public financial support

103 916,83

Duration

24 meses

Consortium

 Omya S.A.
The Navigator Company S.A.
Instituto Pedro Nunes
RAIZ – Instituto de Investigação da Floresta e Papel
Derovo – Derivados do Ovo, S.A.

Partners

 

Keywords

 Eggshell, Waste, Paints, Paper, Circular Economy