Biomaterials & Eco-Design


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”.


F-CUBED members gathered together for the consortium meeting
26 04 2022
F-CUBED consortium members gathered together on the 11th and 12th of April 2022 for the project´s s...
An open innovation test-bed for the development of bio-based nanomaterials
26 04 2022
A more sustainable future requires efficient measures to protect climate, to reduce greenhouse gas e...
The F-Cubed Project: converting waste residues to bioenergy carriers
21 02 2022
The European Commission´s Circular Economy Action Plan is one of the European Green Deal´s fundame...


ECOFUNCO Final Event 1st Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Coatings

ECOFUNCO is a European research project which is developing new bio-based coatings for plastic an...

Biorefine Conference ‘The role of biorefineries in European agriculture’ (30 & 31 May 2022)

We are pleased to announce that the first edition of the Biorefine Conference 'The role o...

Circular Chemistry Conference

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


Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘April 2022′
Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘March 2022′
Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘February 2022′

Relevant projects

Bionanopolys – An Open Innovation Test Bed for the development of safe nano-enabled bio-based materials

Climate protection, reduction of greenhouse gas em...

F-Cubed – Future Feedstock Flexible Carbon Upgrading to Bio-Energy Dispatchable Carriers

The F-Cubed project aims to develop an advanced process for the hydrothermal treatment of biogeni...

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

The BioeconomyVentures project aims to build the r...


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