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Novel biodegradable, REcyclable, BIO-based and safe plastics with enhanced circuLar properties for food packaging and agricUltural applicaTIONs

Novel fully bio-based and biodegradable polyester blends for food packaging and mulch films

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9 Partners

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7 European countries

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5 Millions € Founding

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3 Years

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Project partners

We are 9 partners spread over 7 countries

Inspired to contribute with solutions for a true circular economy in Europe

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About the project

The EU has set itself ambitious targets in the Green Deal.

The use of alternative fossil-free raw materials, such as bio-based or recycled raw materials, as well as recyclable and/or biodegradable materials, plays a central role in achieving these circularity goals.

REBIOLUTION aims to design and synthetize novel fully bio-based and biodegradable polyester blends based on 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and other bio-based monomers fit for specific product-market applications.

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Objectives

  • Develop fully bio-based, biodegradable and recyclable plastics for paper food packaging and agricultural films
  • Raw material sourcing from annually renewable sources
  • Biodegradable in home and industrial composting, soil and aquatic environments
  • Recyclable
  • Enhancing circularity in applications where mechanical recycling is not possible – food paper packaging and agricultural films
  • Safe to use
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Establish well-defined properties to improve sustainability, using non-toxic substances, reducing the consumption of non-renewable resources while ensuring recyclability and biodegradability, both in home composting and in soil, fresh water and the marine environment.

News Rebiolution

Interview with Kai Siegenthaler

How do the management procedures established, promote transparency and efficiency in project management throughout the duration of the project? The transparency among the project partners is realized by regular exchange meetings on various levels of the project organization. Apart from that, the project documentation is done via a shared platform.

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BASF Presents ‘Compostable Packaging Solutions – A Natural Combination’ and Highlights REBIOLUTION Project at The European Biopolymer Summit

At The European Biopolymer Summit, held on March 26th and 27th in Ghent, Belgium, BASF, one of our esteemed partners, took center stage to present about “Compostable Packaging Solutions – A Natural Combination.” Kai Oliver Siegenthaler, the representative from BASF, elucidated on the crucial role of certified compostable packaging solutions

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