Biobased materials

The decline in fossil and some mineral raw materials has led companies in the manufacturing industry to shift their focus towards research and development of bio-based materials and products. These have also become the subject of forward-looking political strategies.

Our key research topics


Bioplastics and bio-based materials and packaging are key building blocks of bioeconomics, and are crucial when it comes to moving our economy towards bio-based material resources. They are also a focal point of ifeu’s research.


Schornstein CO2

CO2 as raw material

In the post-fossil fuel age of the future, it will be necessary to replace the natural gas and crude oil used to manufacture today’s chemical raw materials and synthetic materials with renewable carbon sources. One option is to use CO2 from a range of sources in biological and chemical processes.