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HotBro - Bioplastics for high-temperature applications in the automotive industry

Feasibility study to increase the material performance of thermoplastic bioplastics and bio composites on the exemplary use of a turbocharger ventilation pipe

The project will use a feasibility study to identify the potential for substituting petrochemical plastics in the engine compartment with bio-based plastics and composites. In order to find new, technically demanding fields of application for bio-based plastics, it is necessary to close the existing property gaps.

Deficiencies of bio-based materials are particularly evident in industries that require the use of high performance plastics. The project deals with the feasibility study on technical-technical solutions for bio-based high-performance plastics with special attention to engine compartment parts of the motor vehicle.

Project summary

  • Project title: HoT-BRo - Bioplastics for high-temperature applications in the automotive industry (feasibility study)
  • Sponsorship: Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR)
  • Funding: Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
  • Duration: 01.02.2018 – 30.04.2019


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrea Siebert-Raths,