Biopolymer research – Efficient use of nature
The research division Biopolymers focuses on one hand on industrially available biopolymers such as cellulose, starch, lignin, chitosan, vegetable and animal proteins. On the other hand biopolymers from products of agriculture and forestry are obtained with newly developed methods in order to expand the opportunities for using renewable raw materials and to achieve a holistic value of biomass.
In the development of biobased products, we focus on aspects such as functionality, efficiency and safety. Our goal is to replace petroleum by renewable resources in many applications. New approaches for securing the raw material basis of the chemical industry, for global food security and reduction of harmful emissions are developed.
The use of biopolymers has been established for example in the food manufacturing industries, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, chemical industry, plastics processing and vehicle manufacturing.