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”.


Report on continuous operation of the TORWASH® pilot plant for the treatment of fruit & vegetable waste
31 03 2023
TNO have submitted their report on the installation and testing of the F-CUBED pilot plant at the De...
F-Cubed at Venice 2022, the 9th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass & Waste
22 12 2022
The 9th International Symposium on Energy from Biomass and Waste took place in Venice, Italy from th...
The application potential of Bionanopolys – an overview about use cases
22 12 2022
An open innovation test-bed for the development of bionanomaterials sounds very useful, but who will...


Meet the project. The role of biomaterials in circular economy (7 November 2022)

The Biorefine Cluster Europe is delighted to invite you to the first episode of its 'Meet the...

Natural Fibertastic 2022 (13 October 2022)

For the sixth time, the Natural Fibre Application Centre in the Nethe...

LignoValue Pilot Launch & Networking Event (06 October 2022)

On 6 October 2022, Shared Research Center Biorizon & VITO's L...


Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘ February – March 2023’
Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘ January 2023’
Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘December 2022’

Relevant projects

CHEERS – Producing novel non-plant biomass feedstocks and bio-based products through upcycling and the cascading use of brewery side-streams

Biotechnology has the potential to reduce the impact of human activities in nature. By developing...

Agro2Circular – Territorial Circular Systemic Solution for the Upcycling of Residues from the Agrifood Sector

Agro2Circular is an EU project developing a systemic solution for the territorial deployment...

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

Climate protection, reduction of greenhouse gas em...