Betulin from birch bark: A moisture barrier for modern packaging – step 1

The goal of the project is to create a new value chain for birch bark, a by-product from the forest industry, trough collaboration between academia and industry. By valorizing the betulin, a major component of birch bark, to a more polar high-value compound, we will enable the generation of renewable, terpene-based dispersion barriers.

Participants

Holmen AB and KTH.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 1,4 MSEK and the project runs during five months – between November 2020 and March 2021.