Kaspar Koolmeister

Extending Biostyrene





Estonian EU external border programme 2014-2020

New bioderived recyclable filter materials will be developed

The environmental impact and new application areas of bioderived materials will be studied in the „Extending BioStyrene“ ER189 project, which runs from May to October, 2023. The studies are focused on the capitalisation of results achieved in ER30 project.

The use of bioderived polyurethanes as a novel easily chemically recyclable filter material will be evaluated and compared with the existing fossil-based materials. The environmental impact of recently developed isosorbide-based materials will be evaluated. The results are expected to indicate if these novel bioderived plastics have a potential for commercialization.

The project is carried out at the Institute of Technology at Tartu University and at the Department of Materials and Environmental Technology at Taltech.

Project name: ER189 „Promoting the novel bio-based materials for the sustainable polymer industry“

Partners: University of Tartu (Lead Beneficiary), Tallinn University of Technology

Duration: 01.05.2023 – 31.10.2023

Budget: 113 578,62€, EU co-financing is 99 995,45€

Project ER189 is implemented under the European Neighbourhood Instrument and co-financed by the European Union.