Applications for bio-sourced materials and chemicals

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
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Choosing the right launch application for each potential product or technology platform
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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

Actions

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
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Validate applications of fibrous materials in concrete
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Create applications for regenerative cellulose-based chemistries and spun fibres
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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
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Each product and technology in development will have a downstream partner identified
Establish specifications and attributes for our products, as well as competing products
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