This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 822720.
Medium-density fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres, combining it with wax and a resin binder, to form panels.
2.5 million m³ of MDF was used in the construction sector in 2016.
dumped in landfills
USE OF SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
The use of MDF goes against the growing use of green materials in the construction sector.
37% of construction
industry think that over
of their projects will
be green by 2018.
Construction companies are looking for sustainable materials that can replace conventional materials.
We at Biprocel have developed an eco-sustainable, functional and design material, called EcoMDF. It is made from cellulosic waste generated by the paper industry, as is 100% recyclable. It can be used as a direct substitute for MDF in construction.
(Vs incineration of sludge)
More environmentally friendly
Generates economic returns
Viable in small paper mills
Excellent technical properties
Upscale production to industrial scale and demonstrate the benefits of EcoMDF to the construction industry.
Million m3 of MDF produced every year
EcoMDF Target market of
Demonstrator plant commissioned
First batches produced for demonstration and validation
Product & process certification
Marketing & commercialisation plan
Flagship demonstration projects
Agreement with EU industrial to set-up 20,000 tn/y factory
SME Instrument H2020
EU FUNDS USE
The SME Instrument provides full-cycle business innovation support.
Phase 2 helps you develop your business concept further into a market-ready product, service or process aligned with your company's growth strategy.
Activities could, for example, include trials, prototyping, validation, demonstration and testing in real-world conditions, and market replication. If the activity concerns a primarily technological innovation, a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 6 or above is envisaged.
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Projects should normally take 12 to 24 months to complete, but could be longer in exceptional and well-justified cases.