Bio4Products: Creating sustainable resources for process industry
Bio4Products will create sustainable resources to replace fossil-based materials used in process industry. The project will employ a state-of-the-art technique called fast pyrolysis, enabling the thermal fractionation of four different bio-resources. These sustainable resources will be integrated into the existing production processes of four end products: roofing material, phenolic resins, sand moulding resins, and engineered wood and natural fibre reinforced products. Foreco support this project by testing the pyrolysis oil for wood modification in a pilot installation, known as the product FaunaWood.
Bio4Products aims to create products for which at least 30% of the original fossil-based stream is substituted with sustainable resources, and which deliver a 75% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The project is funded by the Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (SPIRE) programme, a contractual public-private partnership under the EU framework programme Horizon 2020, and is coordinated by BTG Biomass Technology Group.
More information about this project can be found on the project website www.bio4products.eu