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Sustainable route for circularity of renewable polyesters

Project description

Renewable polyesters meet circular economy criteria

Collection and recycling strategies assist in tackling the biodegradation of organic materials; however, more studies are needed to provide effective solutions addressing the materials' entire life cycle. The EU-funded RenEcoPol project aims to develop alternative routes for recyclable polyester synthesis founded on bio-based building blocks using green processes such as biocatalysis. One strategy is to select monomers from renewable sources for the synthesis of polyesters which are possible candidates for different uses ranging from packaging to high-performance materials. It will analyse the new bio-based polyesters for structure confirmation and assess their physicochemical properties. The project will evaluate biodegradability in different natural and synthetic conditions and develop a strategy to recover the components in compliance with bioeconomy and circular economy criteria.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Net EU contribution
€ 171 473,28
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Trieste
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 171 473,28