UK researchers secure grant to develop sustainable materials

November 10, 2022 |

In the UK, the Imperial College London will lead a collaboration between industrial and academics partners to develop functional materials from biowaste products.

A new $7.1 million, five-year project, called “VALUE”, aims to develop functional materials from local, bio-based waste resources. The new initiative will provide opportunities to move away from unsustainable traditional materials and reduce CO2 emissions and waste. The project is funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC), park of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The team also aims to create a new supply chain for sustainable materials and applications, guided by life-cycle and techno-economic analysis. 

Principle Investigator Professor Magda Titirici, from the Department of Chemical Engineering, said: “The creation of the next generation of sustainable materials is such an important topic and I am delighted to see it funded by EPSRC. Reducing our reliance on unsustainable materials and manufacturing processes, and finding ways to reuse waste bio-products, are essential if we are to reduce our impact on the planet.”

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