Nanocellulose is an innovative material with possible multiple transversal applications for Bioeconomy development

This project belongs to: Biosciencies and sustainability

Cellulose is a natural polymer whose production can be perfectly sustainable and respectful with the environment and which is an important CO2 sink. Cellulose is called to remain an important polymeric raw material and its “traditional” production and use, although they are susceptible to improvement, are already relatively well studied.

However, nanocellulose is an emerging material, with properties that have not yet been fully characterized and with production methods and uses that, in recent years, are being known worldwide and that are expected to revolutionize the future market, which may offer an opportunity of business to the current companies.

Our proposal in this sense is to integrate a working group that does a pioneering work of gathering information and developing ways to transfer that knowledge to Vocational Training.

The knowledge, documentation and teaching units that arise from this project can be accommodated in several families of professional training such as chemistry, health and mechanics, to name a few, since nanocellulose is an innovative material with possible multiple transversal applications.