There is a European Project that wants to make Europe more sustainable
It’s called BIOMAT and aims to set up an Open Innovation Test Bed that will provide services for a range of European SMEs and industries aiming to accelerate and ease the introduction to the market of nano-enabled bio-based cellular materials.
This 4-years Project directly contributes to bio-based plastics' global sustainability production by developing sustainable materials for products proven in the construction automotive and furniture industries. According to our Project’s preliminary studies, the new solutions will reduce energy consumption for buildings’ heating by up to 25%. In the automotive industry, the expected CO2 reduction due to the newly developed bio-foams for interior parts only is 6,732.5 tons CO2/year.
Re-using these low value-added residues (from agricultural and forest sectors), BIOMAT, financed by the Horizon 2020 Program, contributes to a more sustainable Europe focused on bio-circular-economy principles.