EFFECTIVE project connects 12 companies and research institutes, from 7 countries, who have joined forces to redesign two of the today’s most widely used materials: polyamides and polyesters.

EFFECTIVE is a combination of technology, economics and commercial adoption. Members of the consortium share a common vision for the future of textiles and packaging: to create innovations that entire economic sectors, as well as end consumers, will benefit from.

Project aims to demonstrate first of its kind and economically viable ways to produce more sustainable fibres and plastic films. The focus is on making biobased polyamides and polyesters from renewable feedstocks, rather than oil and gas, to obtain fibres and films with enhanced properties, market competitiveness and increased sustainability.

Effective also aims to accelerate progress toward a more circular economy and responsible use of materials. The project intends to enable the use of biobased ingredients to go into widely-used consumer products across multiple markets, such as construction, automotive, packaging, garments, carpets and textile, and demonstrate improved ways of recycling or biodegrading materials..

EFFECTIVE team extends from product ingredients through finished materials, recycling and more.

The participants in the EFFECTIVE project include 12 companies specializing in:

The EFFECTIVE project is coordinated by AquafilSLO (Slovenia) and includes Aquafil S.p.A (Italy), Novamont (Italy), Südzucker (Germany), Carvico (Italy), Vaude (Germany), Balsan (France), H&M Group (Sweden), Bio-Mi (Croatia), CIRCE (Spain), Life Cycle Engineering (Italy) and Circular Change (Slovenia). The team believes that this multi-stakeholder approach can greatly accelerate widespread adoption and deployment of new technologies, along with both economic and sustainability benefits.

Moreover, the project will also benefit from the significant involvement of Genomatica, a U.S.-based leader in biotechnology, which will contribute to the project by developing and demonstrating innovative biobased chemical technology.

The project officially started in June 2018, and it is part of the European Union Horizon 2020 programme to stimulate investments towards the development of a sustainable and circular biobased economy. The project has been awarded €7.1 million from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a public-private partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC).

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This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 792195. The JU received support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio Based Industries Consortium