HORIZON 2020 Project BIONANOPOLYS: OPEN INNOVATION TEST BED FOR
DEVELOPING SAFE NANO-ENABLED BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND POLYMER
BIONANOCOMPOSITES FOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND NEW ADVANCED
To achieve ambitious objectives in making Europe climate-neutral by 2050 the nano-enabled bio-based materials sector needs to respond to some specific risks in a short period of time. Starting 1st of January, Horizon 2020 Bionanopolys project is taking off and will address the following risks and challenges in order to strengthen the circularity of nano-enabled bio-based materials in the economy. Twenty-seven partners from across Europe will gather to strengthen the circularity of nano-enabled bio-based materials (NEBM) in the economy launching and promoting an Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) to develop innovative bionanocomposites from main feedstocks in Europe and bio-based nanoproducts in relevant sectors such as polymers, packaging, textile, agriculture, cosmetics, pharma, hygiene, food, and additive manufacturing.
Climate protection, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and saving of fossil resources are key elements for a more sustainable future.
Biomaterials must offer functional properties for high-volume applications and performing better than fossil-based materials to be accepted by the industry and end-users. The transformation of biobased materials to the nanoscale solves this challenge, providing them with new properties required in many sectors such as a bigger specific surface area, high aspect ratio, and enhanced mechanical, thermal, rheological, optical, barrier and active properties.
Horizon 2020 BIONANOPOLYS project – OPEN INNOVATION TEST BED FOR DEVELOPING SAFE NANO-ENABLED BIO-BASED MATERIALS AND POLYMER BIONANOCOMPOSITES FOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL AND NEW ADVANCED APPLICATIONS, is set to improve technologies and processes required in fourteen different pilot lines distributed across Europe within fifteen experienced technological institutes located in ten countries.
Particula Group will assess the life cycle of BIONANOPOLYS products and processes to quantify their environmental footprint and determine whether they can lead to real environmental savings. We are responsible for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) leading to safe and sustainable nanotechnology that fosters the development of safe nano-enabled bio-based products from a process, product, and regulatory points of view.
The duration of the project is set to 48 months.