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Research project

The purpose of this study is to perform a market analysis for renewable raw materials in the year 2011. The IfBB expert team is responsible for the area of bioplastics within this project.

The goal of the project is to utilize the combined knowledge of the project partners in order to establish processing guidelines for bio-based polymers that are relevant for industrial or technical uses. This “how-to manual” is being compiled to help avoid faults in the processing of bio-based materials and prevent the use of flawed components. It is designed to enhance the existing basis of information with regard to the processing behaviour of bio-based polymers. Eventually it will help to make the use of bio-based processing materials more attractive.

Source: ALBA DASS Betriebs GmbH

The State Capital Hannover and the Hannover Region, along with 18 other cities, townships and other administrative districts received a federal award in May, 2012, after succeeding in the „100% Climate Protection Masterplan“, a nation-wide competition to honour special achievements and initiatives in climate protection and energy use reduction.

Source: IfBB

Biobased biopolymers offer advantages not only on the raw materials side but also on the disposal side through certain promising end-of-life (EOL) options. Especially waste disposal with energy recovery has an added benefit, which lies in gaining carbon neutral energy while allowing multiple uses after possible recycling. This is a very sensible and conservation-minded approach to resource efficiency and carbon dioxide reduction because it maximizes the benefits while minimizing the environmental impact.

Source: IfBB

The aim of the project is to develop and implement solutions for making components for the automotive sector including auto racing, by using bioplastic and biocomposite materials. Bioplastics and biocomposites in this context are defined as fully or partially bio-based but non-reinforced materials as well as composites with bio-based matrix or bio-based reinforcements.