- Circular Bioeconomy
- Our work
The chemical sector is responsible for about 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions and most chemical components are currently processed from fossil-based raw materials.
Green chemistry searches for new sustainable developments in the design and production of chemical products, to reduce use of hazardous compounds and halt environmental contamination. Sustainable and green chemistry practices are at the core of an efficient transition towards a circular bioeconomy paradigm.
This research project develops methods to improve and increase the use of forest biomass, focussing on the main components of biomass, cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and extractives.
A digital, urbanised world consumes huge amounts of raw materials that could hardly be called environmentally friendly. One promising solution