Development of ecological and biodegradable materials from natural fibres with functional biopolymer additives

Project status

Active

Project execution time

01.01.2021 to 30.11.2023

Project type

ERAF-1.1.1.1.

Project number

1.1.1.1/20/A/113

Project manager

Inese Filipova

Call, activity

Measure 1.1.1.1 “Industry-Driven Research” of specific objective 1.1.1 “To increase the research and innovation capacity of scientific institutions of Latvia and their ability to attract external funding by investing in human resources and infrastructure” of operational programme “Growth and Employment”

Cooperation partners

Leading partner - Latvijas Valsts koksnes ķīmijas institūts

Cooperation partner - SIA V.L.T

Project goal

to develop technology and prototypes of ecological and biodegradable materials from natural fibres with functional biopolymer additives, including development of biopolymer extraction method from alternative geographic location independent source and development of mycelium-based fibre material technology and prototype.

Main activities of the project:

  1. Feasibility study
  2. Extraction of biopolymer for renewable source
  3. Development of fibre material
  4. Approbation of fibre material in pilot-scale equipment
  5. Dissemination of results

Main results of the project:

  • Feasibility study of fibre material
  • 3 product prototypes
  • 5 scientific articles

Total financing of the project

Total project costs: 500 000,00 EUR, ERAF support 411 449,97  EUR.