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Future technologies for food and biomass production

It is hard to imagine today how our food will be produced in just a few decades. More efficient, low carbon footprint, healthy, tasty and often grown around the corner. Let's take a look into the future.

New materials for lighter, more efficient structures

The EU-funded INCOM project has used cellulosic nanofiber to reinforce composite sandwich structures, thus reducing their weight and increasing their sustainability.

From pulping byproduct to high-performance biopolymers

The BRIGIT project has produced new tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugar waste for highly-demanding fire-resistant applications


EU develops renewable bio-based economy

EU and industry partners launch €3.7 billion investments in the renewable bio-based economy.

New concepts for the sustainable use of wood: a bio-refinery in the Westerwald?

The nova-Institute has presented the EU project BIOCORE, one of the three large bio-refinery projects that are being funded as part of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme. The idea is to make particularly efficient use of biomass, such as straw or wood to produce chemicals and plastics.