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Aerocellulose and its carbon counterparts - porous, multifunctional nanomaterials from renewable resources

Objective

The major goal of this project is to imagine, study, understand and develop a completely new ultra-light, nana orsubmicro-porous multifunctional materials (called Aerocellulose) from renewable natural polymers, mainly cellulose. Situated at the frontier of the knowledge in cellulose chemistry, cellulose physics, electrochemistry anaerobe science, this new material can only be developed because of the synergy of these scientific areas. The perspectives opened by the development of this class of ultra-light, huge specific surface, biodegradable, materials are tremendous (packaging, controlled release and delivery systems, electrochemical materials, fuel cell hydrogen storage, chromatography columns, thermal and acoustic insulation, plant growth supports, etc.). Aside a scientific paper reporting an attempt to prepare an aero gel from a cellulose derivative solution and a first successful preliminary test made end of 2002 by three of the partners to prepare a pure ultra light cellulose structure, this area is fully new, with no patent. This project has a very strong innovative character and invaluable contribution to a sustainable development.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

LENZING AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Address
Werkstrasse 2
Lenzing
Austria

Participants (9)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
Paris
COGNIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Henkelstrasse 67
Duesseldorf
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
GENIALAB BIOTECHNOLOGIE - PRODUKTE UND DIENSTLEISTUNGEN GMBH
Germany
Address
Bundesallee 50
Braunschweig
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
Grenoble
NATEX PROZESSTECHNOLOGIE GESMBH
Austria
Address
Hauptstrasse 2
Ternitz
NOVAMONT SPA
Italy
Address
Via Fauser 8
Novara
SAFT S.A.
France
Address
12, Rue Sadi Carnot
Bagnolet
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester