This platform focuses on bio-based polymers for making advanced and sustainable materials, as well as conversion processes that involve microorganisms and enzymes. Both conventional forest-industrial processes and products, for example cellulose and cellulose derivatives, and novel polymeric bio-based materials are included.

Use of the inherent characteristics of the raw materials is central, incorporating the sustainability aspect to reduce, recycle and reuse.

Key areas of research: nanocelluloses, cellulose derivatives, biocomposites, fiber-based products, green carbon materials, pretreatment for enzymatic saccharification, microbial and enzymatic processes, valorisation of lignins and hemicelluloses

Participants: UmU (Chemistry), LTU (Biochemical Process Engineering, Wood and Bionanocomposites)

Platform leader: Leif Jönsson leif.jonsson@umu.se +46 90 786 6811