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Objective :

Development of minimum impact bio-composites for the marine environment. Seabiocomp aims to develop and deliver demonstrators using innovative bio-sourced composite materials with the following characteristics :

  • Durability tailored to the specific application (2 to >20 years) for a marine demonstrator as measured by newly developed analytical methods.
  • Mechanical properties at least equivalent to those of conventional petroleum-derived composites.
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions (30%). Reduction of the ecological impact of microplastics on the marine environment, as measured by recently developed analytical methods.
  • ● Demonstration of the recycling potential of the materials used in the demonstrator.

These characteristics are expected to reduce the overall environmental impact by 50% compared to conventional petroleum products throughout the value chain, from generation to waste treatment. Proposed biocomposite materials and analytical protocols developed to ensure long-term sustainability and ecotoxicity should lead to a shift in mentality throughout the value chain, that biological composites are a realistic alternative to petroleum products.

Partners :

To ensure the success of this project, expertise in various fields such as the formulation of polymers and textiles (Centexbel, CETI), the formation of composites (Armines, Plymouth University & Polyproducts BV), the Marine Environmental Impact and Sustainability Studies (Portsmouth University, VLIZ & Ifremer) were combined in the seabiocomp partnership.

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