Developing eco-friendly and biodegradable materials from natural fibres with functional biopolymer additives
Project application No 184.108.40.206/20/A/113
Operational Programme “Growth and Employment”
Activity 220.127.116.11 “Practical oriented research”
Partners. Latvijas Valsts koksnes ķīmijas institūts un SIA V.L.T.
Promoting international competitiveness
On 27.03.2023 SIA “V.L.T.” signed with LIAA the contract No SKV-L-2023/184 on receiving support under the measure “Promotion of International Competitiveness”, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
Development of eco-friendly and biodegradable materials from natural fibres with functional biopolymer additives
Project No 18.104.22.168/20/A/113.
Action programs “Growth and employment” 1.1.1. of the specific support objective “To increase the research and innovative capacity of Latvian scientific institutions and the ability to attract external funding by investing in human resources and infrastructure” 22.214.171.124. event “Practically Oriented Research”.
Leading partner – Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry
Cooperation partner – SIA V.L.T
Aim of the project
To develop ecological and biodegradable materials from natural fibers with functional biopolymer additives, including the development of a biopolymer extraction method from a source independent of geographical location, as well as including the creation of an innovative mycelium and biocomposite containing natural fibers.
Main activities of the project
- Technical-economic feasibility study
- Extraction of biopolymer from a renewable resource
- Creation of fiber material
- Approbation of the fiber material in the pilot plant
- Distribution of results
The main results of the project:
- Technical Economic Study Report on Molded Fiber Material
- 3 new product prototypes
- 5 scientific publications
Total financing of the project
Total project costs EUR 500,000.00; ERDF support EUR 411,449.97
Project implementation progress
01.01.2021 – Project execution started. A research project section has been created on the LVKĖI website.