Materials in circular bio-economy: a holistic view on bio-based materials

An introductory course to the world of bio-based materials. Evaluation of the benefits and difficulties that the transformation from linear economy to circular bio-economy brings, including a review of definitions and terminology used. Looking into different raw materials from agricultural waste to different industry side streams. Discussing importance of end-of-life thinking and design for recycling regarding bio-based materials, with a special focus on packaging materials. Outlook of recent developments and future possibilities of utilising bio-based materials in various end-uses with research and industry examples. "
Duration: 49:34
Speaker: Jussi Lahtinen
Company: VTT
Conference: EC Technology Forum Biobased
Location: Berlin
Date: 22.10.2019