Academy of Finland  
 
 
 
 
 
Funding decision
 
Organisation Aalto University
Project title 3D-manufacturing of novel biomaterials
Applicant / Contact person Seppälä, Jukka
Decision No. 307485
Decision date 16.12.2016
Funding period 01.01.2017 - 30.06.2021
Funding 410 860
   
Project description
Industrial biorefineries are in great role in implementing national Bio-Economy strategy and promoting the development towards renewable resource utilization. The grand challenge in biorefining is the full utilization of biomass into high value-added products. In our 3D-Biomat project we will provide valorization pathways to overcome this gap. Our approach is to combine new generation bio-based materials with fast developing digital-based 3D-printing technologies. This includes not only advanced chemistry and materials research in biopolymer modifications, but also research on advanced 3D-manufacturing technologies and production value chains. This production route will offer revolutionary pathways for biorefining and enable novel distributed, local and small to medium scale production opportunities. In addition, by fully exploiting the resources available, the 3D-Biomat route will promote the circular bioeconomy in the future biorefineries.