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The objective of HICCUPS project is to develop an efficient and innovative solution to convert biogenic CO2 emissions from biogas obtained in wastewater treatment plants, into plastics. that can be used, mainly, in the food industry.

The concept of the project lies in the use of different technologies that allow carbon dioxide to be captured from biogas and converted into monomers or Building blocks that, after a polymerization reaction, give rise to a compound with excellent properties and completely biodegradable, with the capacity to be used in numerous applications.


HICCUPS will introduce separation membranes for the capture and purification of carbon dioxide from biogas in a WWTP operated by ACCIONA. ACCIONA will carry out the demonstration of the CO2 capture technology and its long-term stability.

HICCUPS, with a budget of more than 7 million euros and co-financed by the HORIZON EUROPE program of the European Union (HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022, GA 101112455), will last four years (2023-2027). Coordinated by Avantium Chemicals, it will have the participation of ACCIONA and other entities that will cover the project's value chain in order to ensure the implementation of the developed solution on a real scale.


HICCUPS (HORIZON-JU-CBE 2022, GA 101112455) is co-funded by the European Union. The views and opinions expressed, however, are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the Joint Undertaking for a Circular Biobased Europe (CBE JU). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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