100 % fossil-free structural boards and building elements

The construction sector and materials used in construction are responsible for a large environmental footprint. With the over-arching goal to diminish this footprint, this project aims at creating production processes for structural boards (plywood) and building elements (insulating, loadbearing) that are 100 % biobased. A novel adhesive, completely bio-based and the main component being based on feedstock from forest, will be further characterized and validated in full-scale prototypes. The adhesive is void from added formaldehyde and any other toxic or environmentally detrimental substances and is free from fossil-derived raw materials. A fully circular use of these building products therefore becomes possible, both through reuse and through material recycling into secondary products.


RISE, IsoTimber AB, StoraEnso and Moelven.

Budget & time plan

The project’s budget is 4,15 MSEK and the project runs between June 2020 and May 2022.

Read more about the project at RISE’s website.