Platforms for bio-sourced materials and chemicals

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
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New industrial platforms are needed to functionalize fibres for specific end-use performance or utility
Data required to scale up and commercialize technologies
Integration of technologies and feedstock preparation into industrial and
commercial operations

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Enable forest sector companies to supply bio-sourced materials and chemicals by:
  • Reducing manufacturing cost of cellulose filaments (CF)
  • Improving LignoForce System™ technology to produce product attributes needed for varied applications
  • Developing technology to produce dispersible fibres for use in bio-based composites
  • Evaluating potential to produce bio-based pesticides from bark extracts
Support platform development by improving the robustness of processes scaled up to commercial applications

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
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Reach commercial demonstration of three FPInnovations-developed technologies by 2020
Reduce manufacturing cost of CF by 20% by 2021
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Manufacture lignin that consistently meets requirements for commercial applications
Validate the technology platform for manufacturing dispersible fibres
Demonstrate the capabilities of extracts from bark to make effective pesticides
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