Navigation Links
TECNALIA leads research to develop new biocomposites based on wheat straw and recycled paper
Date:9/20/2012

TECNALIA is leading the development of new biocomposites based on the transformation of urban and agricultural waste into high-performance products for the construction sector. These innovative materials will be developed within the framework of INNOBITE (INNOvative BIocomposiTEs), a European Commission FP7 collaborative project co-participated by several research centres and European SMEs: VTT (FI), EMPA (CH), EXERGY (UK), VERTECH (FR), TECNARO (DE), ECOPULP (FI), ACF (ES) and CIMV (FR).

Aimed to contribute to the development of a new European economy supported by sustainable consumption and production patterns, the research is based on two innovative ideas: the revalorisation of the inorganic fraction of wheat straw and the production of cellulose nanofibres out of recycled paper. Once isolated through environmentally friendly processes, these two compounds will become high-performance additives in new polymeric composites. The two most abundant fractions of wheat straw, lignin and cellulose will become, respectively, polymeric matrix and reinforcing material, thus achieving the maximum efficiency of such resource.

The new composite materials will be validated by designing and developing dividing panels for compartmentalisation and profiles for decking and fencing. These new products will be evaluated against appropriate resistance and durability standard tests to guarantee complying with minimum technical standard and endorsing its launching to the market. They will also be subjected to biodegradability trials, aiming to highlight the environmental benefits over current solutions. Both the products and the production processes developed throughout the project will be evaluated, respectively, with Life Cycle Analysis and Environmental Technology Verification, the most rigorous environmental controls that exist.

The global demand for biocompounds is growing and new sub-sectors such as Sustainable Construction are slowly getting cons
'/>"/>

Contact: Aitziber Lasa Iglesias
a.lasa@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. AZTI-Tecnalia leads 2 research projects on bluefin tuna with 1.5 million euros investment
2. Neiker-Tecnalia identifies antitumour proteins in the latex of the plant Euphorbia trigona
3. Study: How a high-fat diet and estrogen loss leads women to store more abdominal fat than men
4. NC State leads national effort to evaluate fresh water sustainability in the southern US
5. Study proves that 1 extinction leads to another
6. RIT leads development of next-generation infrared detectors
7. Chronic inflammation in the brain leads the way to Alzheimers disease
8. Maths formula leads researchers to source of pollution
9. Richer parasite diversity leads to healthier frogs, says University of Colorado study
10. Sloppy shipping of human retina leads IU researchers to discover new treatment path for eye disease
11. TGen leads new National Institutes of Health study of brain tumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
TECNALIA leads research to develop new biocomposites based on wheat straw and recycled paper
(Date:7/25/2014)... Ravi Birla, associate professor of biomedical engineering at ... textbook on tissue engineering and artificial organ development., ... a comprehensive guide to entering into the field ... and professor of biomedical engineering at UH, served ... said that while there are other published books ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... which is derived from diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), ... such as the corticospinal tract, the rubrospinal tract, ... tract is known to be a major neural ... Several studies have reported on injury of the ... studies have demonstrated recovery of a corticospinal tract ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Biometrics industry expands and becomes ... technology for online & commerce payments while seeking security ... GOOG ), LifeLock Inc. (NYSE: LOCK ... Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) and Fortinet Inc. ... biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):University of Houston researcher publishes textbook on tissue engineering 2Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 2Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 3Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 4Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 5Consumer Needs for Identity Theft Security Grows with Popularity of Latest Smart Technology Products - Biometrically Secure Digital Wallet to Replace Credit Card Dependency 6
... two of the hottest fields in research, investment, ... Next Industrial Revolution." , But how ... U.S. public feel that the potential benefits of ... trust to monitor the safety of new technologies? ...
... (NIH) has selected the first projects to be ... Health Initiative (GEI), a unique collaboration between geneticists ... research in understanding the complex factors that contribute ... and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt. "Researchers have ...
... REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug. 14 Communication,Intelligence Corporation ... leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for,business process ... in biometric signature verification, announced today its financial,results ... 30, 2007. Total revenue of $555,000 for ...
Cached Biology News:Nanotechnology: What's that? 2Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring 2Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring 3Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring 4Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring 5Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring 6Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring 7Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring 8Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring 9Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 2Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 3Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 4Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results 5
(Date:7/24/2014)... computers have yet to materialise. Yet, scientists are ... such computers faster. One such approach relies on ... by applying an electric field. A new study ... coupled quantum dots (TQDs) with electrical impulses can ... example, should TQDs be used as quantum information ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... to settle into equilibriuma state of unchanging balance ... of non-equilibrium conditions where new possibilities lie. Non-equilibrium ... such as temperature fluctuations, freezing and melting, or ... body temperature, airplanes to fly, and the Earth ... even though these conditions exist naturally and are ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014 Research and ... "Global Genomics and Proteomics Analytical Instruments Market 2014-2018" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Genomics is the study of ... study of the structure and functions of proteomes or ... tools and technology. Genomics involves the mapping of genes ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... SRI International has been awarded a new ... Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National ... therapies for HIV infection and AIDS. The contract supports ... and the complications and opportunistic infections associated with the ... of HIV. According to the World ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New approach to form non-equilibrium structures 2Global Genomics and Proteomics Analytical Instruments Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, Bio-Rad , F. Hoffmann, La Roche, Illumina, PerkinElmer and Thermo Fisher Scientific 2National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 2National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 3
... Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS ) today announced that Timothy ... company at the 2011 BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry ... the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York, NY on Friday, ... and 30-day archive of the presentation will be available at ...
... that twist like the trunk of an elephant, but provide ... Oct. 13 for a publication in Science magazine ... at Dallas, The University of Wollongong in Australia, The University ... These muscles, based on carbon nanotubes yarns, accelerate a ...
... Calif., Oct. 13, 2011 Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... Robert A. Bradway to the Company,s Board.  Bradway, 48, is ... brings the number of Amgen board members to 13. ... Strategy and served as executive vice president and chief financial ...
Cached Biology Technology:Carbon nanotube muscles generate giant twist for novel motors 2Carbon nanotube muscles generate giant twist for novel motors 3Amgen Appoints Robert A. Bradway to the Company's Board of Directors 2
activating transcription factor 4 (tax-responsive enhancer element B67),...
Request Info...
2-min, single-step add-mix-measure assay for luciferase expression and HTS in mammalian cells. Linear detection range: 2 fg to 46 ng luciferase....
Trop-2 Purified Anti-Human clone 162-46, Isotype Mouse IgG 1 , 100 µg Consult technical datasheet for details....
Biology Products: