Applications for bio-sourced materials and chemicals


What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Choosing the right launch application for each potential product or technology platform
Methods for quantification of key sustainability drivers (e.g., carbon sequestration, recyclability, biodegradability) are not universally adopted
Identifying the attributes that provide our products with a critical advantage in the market
Producing materials and chemicals on a commercial scale that meet all market requirements


What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Develop methods to use cellulose-based fibres
in composite systems
Improve the performance of raw lignin in applications by transforming it into functional chemicals
Identify highest-value applications for H-Lignin (TMP-Bio)
Improve the suitability of sugar streams for conversion to high-value chemicals via biological and chemical pathways
Validate applications of fibrous materials in concrete
Create applications for regenerative cellulose-based chemistries and spun fibres
Enhance cellulose-based emulsifier chemistries for specific platforms
Explore new applications for cellulose nanocrystals and cellulose filaments

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Integration of each bio-sourced material and chemical into a commercial value chain
Each product and technology in development will have a downstream partner identified
Establish specifications and attributes for our products, as well as competing products