The aim of the project is to investigate the potential for bio-based plastics and composites from residual streams in agriculture. By replacing fossil-based plastics and composites with bio-based ones, the project contributes to a bio-based economy. In the transition to the agriculture of the future, new value chains need to be developed that can increase the value of residual flows and thus also the profitability of agriculture. The focus of the project is to increase the value of the fiber fraction or press cake that remains when the embankment has been fractionated and the liquid fraction used for protein extraction has been separated away. The other residual stream that will be investigated is an industrial residual stream that PaperShell has available, namely crushed oat kernels. The feasibility study will thus investigate whether any of these fractions could be used to produce bioplastics or biocomposites.
Papershell and RISE.
Budget & time plan
The project’s total budget is 1 000 000 SEK and the project runs during seven months – between June and December 2022.