We are honoured to have been granted funding (16.4 million NOK/1.6 million EUR) for the submitted R&D project Algipack: alginate-based films for packaging. This is sponsored by The Research Council of Norway within the call for Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector. Through the Research Council, the Norwegian Government has invested in 83 innovation projects in Norwegian companies that contribute to green value-creation and digital transformation.
The goal of the project is to develop home-compostable and biobased, flexible bioplastics using Norwegian cultivated brown algae, in order to offer a sustainable alternative to fossil-based plastic for packaging applications such as films and paper coatings. During the project the various partners aim at tackle various challenges related to the scaling and usability of seaweed based packaging, such as advancing on mechanical and barrier properties.
Our partners in this project are SINTEF, Paper and Fibre Research Institute (PFI), Toraphene and Seaweed Solutions.
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