Work Programme

WP5 Up-Scaling

The objective of WP5 is:

  • To integrate the process developed for the extraction of silica from wheat straw into an existing biorefinery process as an additional operation without compromising the extraction of the other plant constituents.
  • To adjust parameters in order to enable up-scaling the process developed for the production of specialty pulp out of recovered paper into a large-scale operation.
  • To come up with a prototype panel made of Lignin-Thermosetting (L-TS) resin reinforced with microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) films.
  • To produce a prototype profile made of Lignin-Thermoplastic (L-TP) and functionalized cellulose fibres.
  • To produce a prototype profile made of co-extruded L-TP+ MFC (core) and L-TP + silica (shell).

WP5 aims to be INNOBITE’s "proof of concept”, paving the way and proving the viability of using  the technologies and solutions developed on a large scale.

Participants