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BUGWORKERS is a European collaborative project aiming to develop new tailor-made materials from environmentally friendly production routes. The materials are based on a polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) biopolymer matrix and lignocellulosic nanofibres and will be a real alternative to existing engineering materials. The outcomes of this project will be targeted at 2 main sectors - household appliances and computers/telecommunications.


Bacteria plates Refining of wheat straw biomass Microcapsules
Courtesy Biotrend SA Courtesy GmbH/
Research Institute Biopos e.V.
Courtesy Fundación LEIA
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May 2012

Project partner, Biotrend SA ( presented an overview of the Bugworkers project at an International workshop on Industry based biorefinery systems and process efficiency on 10th May.  This was a side event of i-SUP2012 "Innovation for Sustainable Production", held in Bruges.  The presentation gave a summary of the project results to date.  For more information download the presentation here.


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 246449.
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