Valorising biomass into multifunctional air filters – step 1

Racoon, an innovative SME, offers a unique technology that provides multi-functional air filters aiming harsh environments such as mining, waste and recycling industry. Their filters have a special coating offering both removal of dangerous gases and deactivation of harmful pathogens. Within this high-risk project, Racoon together with RISE, are interested to test the hypothesis of exchanging the petroleum-based foam that forms the structure of the filters with a new material that is not only bio-based but also a rest product from another industry.

Racoon teams up with RISE to explore the use of selected biomass residue as the base material for their coating, replacing the polyurethane-polyester blend foams that are currently used. This circular and sustainable ecosystem (sustainability proposition) of utilizing waste products from one industry, combined with the multi-functional coating from Racoon will make this new sustainable product stand out among the competition as a high-value, multifunctional product.

Participants

Racoon Miljöfilter AB, RISE AB and RISE Innventia AB.

Budget and time plan

The project’s total budget is 999 595 SEK and the project runs during six months – between November 2021 and April 2022.