Project Coordinator: Riga Technical university
Project Partner: Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Cellulose laboratory
Project number: lzp-2018/1-0136
The objective of the present WOODMIMIC project is to utilize forest and woody residues biomass side streams to develop novel renewable 100% biobased polymeric composite materials that mimic wood properties.
The developed biocomposites processed by the use of environmentally friendly biopolymers will have the potential to replace present oil-based raw components (polyolefins), thus efficiently contributing to the burgeoning a bio circular economy. The present wood mimic biocomposites manufacturing concept will be validated and tested according to service performance, stability, degradation, thermal and mechanical properties for the prototypes of wood based industry and plastic product sector. A consortium with a key knowledges and competences covering different aspects of chemical engineering of nanocellulose, wood polymer composites processing, material prototype evaluation and validation in environment reaching a TRL4 is established in the present project.
Project duration: 36 months.
Management and Coordination
Extraction of nanocellulose and modifications
Biocomposite preparation and processing
Evaluation and validation
Dissemination and exploitation