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

Circular Economy: A multidimensional approach to valorise roadside grass clippings
30 11 2021
The Grassification close-out event was held on Thursday 21 October in an hybrid format, ensuring att...
Biobased nature path from grass clippings
30 11 2021
As part of the Interreg 2-seas project Grassification, Avans University of Applied Sciences has been...
ECOFUNCO: Enhancing natural biopolymers to improve bio-based coatings
25 10 2021
ECOFUNCO objective is to extract and functionalise molecules from biomass sources to develop new bio...

Events

Circular Chemistry Conference

There are several renewable alternative processes to fossil chemistry to create new plastics. Thi...

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...

Grassification at the Natural Fibertastic event

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

Publications

Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘October/November 2021’
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

Relevant projects

BioeconomyVentures – Raising Disruptive Bioeconomy Ventures, Startups and Spinoffs to the Top

The BioeconomyVentures project aims to build the r...

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...

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