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Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain

Project description

Turning trees into textiles

The need to create garments that are sustainable is at the heart of an eco-fashion movement. There is a growing demand for alternatives to fossil-based fibres and cotton that require the use of toxic chemicals. In response, the EU-funded GRETE project aims to improve the wood-to-textile value chain, which is currently limited to highly processed dissolving grade pulps. The project will develop technologies whereby paper grade pulps from softwood and hardwood sources are used as raw material for man-made textile fibres. GRETE’s aim is to enable increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe. The project will also design safe and sustainable solvent systems for the production of regenerated cellulose fibres.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2018
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Funding Scheme

BBI-RIA - Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 064 890

Participants (7)

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 549 766,25
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 199 925
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
METSA SPRING OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Metallimiehenkuja 10
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CELULOSE BEIRA INDUSTRIAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Leirosa
3081-853 Figueira Da Foz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATERIAL CONNEXION ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 375
Address
Via Del Conservatorio 17
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 200 287,50
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)