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Bioeconomy

Stockholm, 16 March

TINY BUT TALENTED

Imagine a nano-sized building block. Something that can be used in everything from foodstuffs to bioplastics, from medicines to construction materials. Imagine the commonest polymer in the world, but in a completely new form. Nanocellulose is a bio-based material with huge future focus, has enormous potential, economic advantages and great strength for its surface area. It opens the door to a world of possibilities and applications in many different sectors. On 16 March we will get together in Stockholm to talk about some of them. You are welcome to join us!

Here you’ll find the days presentations:

Presentations

PROGRAMME

The programme starts at 08:30 with coffee and registration. The first seminar starts at 09:00 with a presentation on the pilot facility for nanocrystalline cellulose, a project that SP, Holmen, MoRe Research and Melodea have been working on together. The seminars that follow will look in more detail at how the material can be used in practical applications. The day will finish at 12:30 when we will have lunch together.

A PART OF SWEDEN – BIO-ECONOMY AND NANOCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE AT SP

Forest, waterways and agriculture – SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is working with Holmen, MoRe Research and Melodea on a project that makes the most of Sweden’s strength in new research areas. The pilot facility for nanocrystalline cellulose is expected to be ready to start this year and will make it possible to carry out larger-scale tests on the material.

Markus Norström, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden

BIO-BASED MATERIALS ARE BETTER – COMPOSITE MATERIALS ON A NANO SCALE

One of the advantages of bio-based materials is that they do not run out in the same way as fossil materials. It is therefore important from a sustainability perspective that we make the switch. Blatraden has extensive experience of developing new bio-based composite materials, production methods and applications.

Tord Gustafsson, Blatraden AB

UNIQUE APPLICATIONS OF CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTALS (CNC) IN OPTOELECTRONICS

Nanocrystalline cellulose is a material of the future. They have huge possibilities and potential in areas involving electronic and optical components, such as in displays. But what makes nanocrystalline cellulose special?

Wadood Hamad, University of British Columbia, Canada

NANOCELLULOSE IN FOOD - THICKENER, STABILIZER AND FUNCTIONAL INGREDIENT

The range of possible applications of nanocellulose is enormous. One area of use is as a thickener and stabilizer in food. Thanks to its structure, nanocellulose has some exciting properties – how would you like to be able to change how it feels to eat?

Mats Stading, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Department for Food and Bioscience

LIGHT, STRONG AND POROUS - THE MAKING OF BIOBASED FOAM

Shaul Lapidot is one of the founders of Melodea. Their foam material is environmentally friendly and – you guessed it –made from nanocrystalline cellulose. The result is a light but strong and porous foam that can be used in anything from shoe soles to insulation.

Shaul Lapidot, Melodea, Israel

NATURAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCER IN PAINTS AND COSMETICS

For some time now, the Norwegian company Borregaard has been using wood fibres to generate cellulose at the microscopic level. One of the results is Exilva, a microfibrillated cellulose that can be used to increase the performance of everything from paints to cosmetics.

Ali Moosavifar, Borregaard, Norway

Directions

World Trade Center, Klarabergsviadukten 70, Stockholm, meeting room Atlanta

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