Driven by the ongoing global environemntal detriment and climate crisis exascerbated by fossil resource extraction and high levels of green house gas emissions.
Change is needed
Uncertainties in crude oil reserves and associated environmental hazards incentivise the creation of a green economy.
Dependence on fossil resources
Current polyurethane markets are still dominated by petroleum-based polyols.
Commercial biopolyols are food competitive or use virgin feedstocks and chemicals.
Biopolyols – a raw material for polyurethane synthesis
As a polymer material, polyurethane (PU/PUR) is broadly used for manufacturing thermally insulated construction panels, domestic use construction filler foams and plastics, commercial and domestic wood adhesives, with industrial applicability in buildings, furniture and more. The growing need for polyols (a key raw material for producing polyurethane) has already created a global, high-volume market demand of 11 megatonnes (Mt) annually.
BioPU wood adhesives
Biopolyurethane adhesives made with Crudyol biopolyol exhibit good bonding and tensile strength properties.
Construction filler foams
Polyurethane based rigid foams can be used for insulation or utilised as a gap-filling adhesive to fix, fill and seal against noise, cold, and drafts.
Cast hard biopolyurethane plastics
Biopolyurethane can be cast to manufacture custom-tailored products featuring high wear resistance and low friction.
The project PRE-SEED/0719/0255 is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the research and innovation foundation.
Our technology core team & advisors
ecorbio has been massively supported by a high calibre core team and external advisors, that includes chemical, environmental and industrial machinery engineers and experts, as well as business development and sales professionals.
Finally, full-scale tests are a go!
A glimpse into initial small-scale testing – the validation of the different sub-systems, their interaction and tailoring the SOPs.Read more
Centrifuges attaining optimal RPMs!
High speeds are necessary for the centrifuges to operate properly and effectively treat the crude biopolyols.Read more
The sensors are sensing!
All tests went well – the sensors are reliably and continuously monitoring key process parameters.Read more
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