Industrial application of materials produced using renewable raw materials generates new, sustainable value chains and reduces our dependency on oil and the carbon footprint of consumption.
VTT's Industrial Biomaterials spearhead programme develops technologies and competencies utilising skills in chemistry, process technology, material science, modelling and analytics. The technologies and competencies developed in the spearhead programme are steered towards generating value chains that start from forest biomass and end up in selected high-volume consumer products. In such development, the key not to disturb the fragile value chains of the food sector.
The spearhead programme focuses on the development of materials and production technologies based on fibres and nanocellulose, as well as biomass-based monomers and polymers. The aim is to integrate these new value chains into existing biorefineries.
The results will be exploited by actors in the chemical, process technology and material sectors, both domestic and global. Especially interesting target sectors are the plastics, process, forest and energy industries, as well as packaging and building. The spearhead programme will cooperate closely with the Finnish strategic centres for science, technology and innovation, namely Forestcluster Ltd., Cleen Ltd. and Fimecc Ltd.
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