The European project Bio-Uptake "Bio composites in smart plastic transformation processes to pave the way for the large-scale uptake of sustainable bio-based products” funded by Horizon Europe, has started on December 1st, 2022.
Bio-based materials, due to their intrinsic nature, have demonstrated that they can be adequate candidates, with a performance good enough, to replace petroleum derivates´ in various application areas. However, due to differences in physical and thermochemical properties, a direct replacement of the current material with newly developed bio-based is often a mistake. To reach the full potential of bio-based materials, product eco-design is essential. The novel approach on which Bio-Uptake project relies is based on modularity or pre-fabrication: the development of high-tech bio-based intermediate formats.