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”.


Apply now! What is the future of chemicals? Open call #2
25 08 2022
Call for Corporates within the Futur of Chemicals domain is OPEN! Work together to establish your co...
ECOFUNCO hosts the 1st conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Coatings
22 07 2022
In the historical context of a former Benedictine convent in Pisa, Italy, ECOFUNCO partners organize...
Biorefine Conference ‘The role of biorefineries in European agriculture’
30 06 2022
On 30th and 31st May, the Biorefine Cluster Europe held the first edition of its Biorefine Conferenc...


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 ‘November 2022’
Biorefine Cluster News Bulletin ‘October 2022’
BIONANOPOLYS Open Innovation Test-Bed News (OITB news)

Relevant projects

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...

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...