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Research project

Seagrass meadows are important marine ecosystems, which ensures coastal protection e.g. by wave reduction and sediment stabilisation. Nevertheless, they are highly endangered and are threatened by decline.Restoration efforts are inherently difficult as the absence of seagrass leads to enhanced hydrodynamic energy and turbidity levels, which restrict seagrass growth.

Source: edm aerotec

The aim of the project is to significantly increase the use of sustainable materials in aerospace engineering in accordance with the overall objective to promote eco-friendly aviation.

Source: IfBB

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), via its project administration office, the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR), is sponsoring the research alliance “Sustainable   Strategies for Recycling Products and Waste Materials from Biobased Plastics”. The main focus of the project is to develop chemically innovative biobased plastics such as polylactide (PLA).

Source: IfBB

Besides engaging in pure science, the Junior Researchers Team is focused in particular on research for practical applications such as the development and market establishment of innovative bio-based composites to be used, for example, in the area of automotives, in sports and household goods, or office items. This also includes enhancing the processing technology and the process chain. The goal is eventually to introduce bio-based fibres and bioplastics or biocomposites as a large-scale substitute for all types of conventional plastics as well as glass, carbon, or conventional plastic reinforcement fibres.

Source: IfBB

Under the coordination of the IfBB, three other partners are dealing with the "Processing of biobased plastics and establishment of a competence network as part of the FNR biopolymer network": the SKZ (The Plastics Centre), the IAP (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research) and the SLK (Professorship for Structural Lightweight Construction and Plastics Processing, TU Chemnitz.