Feature - Biodegradability of INNOBITE products


The biodegradability of a material can heavily influence its end-of life treatment. Whilst there is currently a strong drive towards the re-use and recycling of materials, for most non-biodegradable materials the current most economical end-of-life option is still landfill

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BCIC 2015-The Bio-Composites in Construction international conference


The Bio-Composites in Construction international conference will be held on May 21st & 22nd 2015 at the Society of Chemical Industry in London. The event is supported as part of the EU project, INNOBITE and is free for all participants.

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From paper to Micro-Fibrillated Cellulose (MFC): challenges, uses, impact


Whilst the majority of collected recyclable paper is utilised to produce more paper, a significant amount is instead used for energy generation, or even sent to landfill because increases in recycling rates leads to a reduction in quality.

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The extraction of valuable materials & INNOBITE products


The project has entered its final year. Read on for an overview of the project research so far…

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INNOBITE M24 Meeting


INNOBITE Month 24 Regular Meeting will be held in Tampere (Finland) on 16th and 17th of September 2014.

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Advances in Wood Based Composites


INNOBITE Project holds its 3rd workshop in September 2014

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Biocomposites for EcoConstruction


Tecnalia´s Division for Sustainable Construction organizes a workshop on BioNanoComposites for the construction sector, on 20th of February from 9 to 14 in the M2building of Tecnalia in the Technological Park of Miramon, San Sebastian.

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GreenTec Awards 2014


INNOBITE Project has been accepted onto the shortlist for the Production category of the GreenTec Awards 2014

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Tags: GreenTecAwards, Production, Innovation, Environment

INNOBITE Annual Meeting


The INNOBITE´s Steering Commitee was held on 17th September in Düberdorf, Switzerland.

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INNOBITE Project celebrated its 1st Workshop


Under the topic, “Biorefinery and Nanocellulose”, the workshop has been an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience in important aspects of the project.

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EU Prize for Women Innovators


The contest is open until 15 October 2013, 5:00 pm (Brussels time) to all women who have founded or co-founded their own company and who have at some point in their career benefited from the EU's research framework programmes or the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme.

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6th International WPC Symposium in Biarritz


The 6th edition of the International Symposium on Wood Fibre Polymer Composites will be held in Biarritz (France) on September 23-24 2013.

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Tags: wood fibre, Wood fibre Polymer Composites, building, furniture, Bioeconomy, Green Growth, INNOBITE, Biarritz

INNOBITE Feature: Extraction of Silica from wheat straw


Wheat is by far the most abundant crop in Europe. Millions of tonnes of residual wheat straw are thus generated every year. The inorganic fraction of wheat straw (mainly silica) accounts up to 10% of the total weight and currently represents a vastly underused resource.

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Tags: wheat straw, silica, plastic composites, performance composites, quartz, raw materials from residues, INNOBITE extraction method, biorefinery process, high value silica

Progress Update: From Waste to Valuable Products


The main focus of work in the early stages of the project has been in the development of methods for the environmentally acceptable generation of the key ingredients required for production of INNOBITE's novel bio-composites. This has included...

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Tags: recycled paper, bio-composites, wheat straw, silica, cellulose pulp

INNOBITE Project holds its 1st Workshop in September 2013


The workshop topic will be “Biorefinery and Nanocellulose”. An opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience in important aspects of the project

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Tags: Biorefinery, Nanocellulose, Innobite´s workshop, green chemicals from wood, lignin-based molecules, lignin-based thermoplastics, types of nanocellulose

International Symposium on Wood Structure in Plant Biology and Ecology (WSE)


This week, the International Symposium "Wood Structure in Plant Biology and Ecology" (WSE) will take place in Naples, on the 17-20th of April 2013.

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Tags: Wood Structure, Plant Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science

INNOBITE M6 Regular Meeting, Paris March 12th -13th, 2013


On the 12th of March INNOBITE celebrated its first Six Month Regular Meeting held in Paris. Organized by Vertech Group, it was a face-to-face meeting in which the Consortium Members were gathered to review and discuss all the results of the tasks carried out during the last six months and also...

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Tags: regular meeting, INNOBITE Consortium, dissemination, exploitation, tasks, work packages

UPM to target construction sector with biocomposite material


Finnish forest products group UPM wants its biocomposite material ForMi to be used beyond the furniture trade into the construction industry globally.

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Bio-composites based on forest derived materials and biodegradable polymers , Part 1

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INNOBITE project in spanish media


Eraikal and mundoplast talk about INNOBITE

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Tags: Eraikal, Mundoplast

R&D in bioplastics with a Spanish seal


The section on "Green for your health" from La Razon paper (Spain), dedicates a whole article on the production of biopolymers in Europe.

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Tags: bioplastics, biopolymers, almond shell, wheat straw, recycling paper, agricultural waste, green building, Tecnalia, La Razón

BEC Boletín Electrónico de la Construcción (Electronic Bulletin for Construction)


Tecnalia will develop biomaterials for construction from urban and agricultural waste. The project proposes new solutions to increase the efficiency of these two natural resources, transforming them into key additives for applications in the field of sustainable construction.

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Tags: biomaterials, efficiency, natural resources, urban wastes, Tecnalia, sustainable construction, agricultural waste

New Research on Biocomposites based on wheat straw and recycled paper


The project puts forward new solutions for increasing the efficiency of these natural resources, transforming them into key additives for applications in Sustainable Construction.

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Tags: Cordis Wire, About INNOBITE

Transforming urban and agricultural residues into high performance biomaterials for green construction


INNOBITE project will transform urban and agricultural residues into high performing resource efficient products for the construction sector.

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Tecnalia leads research to develop new biocomposites based on wheat straw and recycled paper


New solutions for increasing the efficiency of wheat straw and recycled paper, transforming them into key additives for applications in Sustainable Construction.

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Tags: INNOBITE project, Tecnalia, INNOvative BIocomposiTEs, Sustainable Construction

New Thin_Film Polymer Metamaterial


September/October edition of nanotimes magazine includes INNOBITE in his list of EU Projects.

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Tags: biocomposites, construction sector, urban waste, agricultural waste, European Commission, Tecnalia, FP7 projects