Biomaterials & Eco-Design

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During the early discussion on the transition from fossil feedstock to more sustainable alternatives, much focus was given to energy and fuel production. However, most of the materials we use on a daily basis are also made from fossil sources and should also be substituted by renewable ones to allow for the circular economy to evolve.

In this sense, the use of bio-based materials, such as natural fibers or polymers based on lipids, proteins or sugars, amongst others, can result in more sustainable and eventually biodegradable materials that will cause a lower impact to the environment. Moreover, not only the choice for sustainable materials is necessary, but also the product design should be more attentive to environmental impacts, allowing for greener process and ease of recycling, resulting in an “eco-design”.

News

ECOFUNCO first workshop on bio-based materials research
19 08 2021
ECOFUNCO organised its first workshop on bio-based materials research....
Outcomes of the Grassification webinar on novel end-products from grass fibres
19 08 2021
The Grassification project is aimed at valorizing roadside grass clippings as renewable feedstock in...
Grassification Final Activities
22 06 2021
Even though the Grassification project will end on November, 2021, the project partners still have s...

Events

Grassification at the Natural Fibertastic event

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Natural Fibertastic will take place for the 5th time. Natural Fi...

Circular Economy: a multi-dimensional approach to valorise roadside grass clippings

The Grassification project is delighted to invite you to its final event 'Circular Econo...

Publications

Grassification D3.1.2-3.1.4 and D3.2.4 Techno-Economic Assessment of Agricultural digester
D1.2.1 Development of a general outline for a joint public procurement process
Use of biocomposites of biopolymers and roadside clippings for prototype products (e.g. landscape infrastructure)

Relevant projects

HOOP – Hub of circular cities boosting platform to foster investments for the valorisation of urban biowaste and wastewater

The EU Bioeconomy Strategy sees cities becoming major circul...

ECOFUNCO – ECO sustainable multi FUNctional biobased COATings with enhanced performance and end of life options

Low-valorised biomass sources – such as tomatoes, legumes, watermelons, sunflowers and shri...

Recover

The EU’s transition to a more sustainable and circular economy relies also on efforts...

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