Bioplastics and green composites from renewable resources

The sky rocketing price of petroleum along with its dwindling nature coupled with climate change concern and continued population growth have drawn the urgency for the plastic industries in adapting towards sustainability. The government’s push for green products, consumers’ desire and energy conservation are some of the key factors that drive research towards the development of renewable resource-based polymeric biomaterials. The use of bio- or renewable carbon unlike petro-carbon for manufacturing bioplastics and biobased materials is moving forward for a reduced carbon footprint. The goal is to use biobased materials containing the maximum possible amount of renewable biomass-based derivatives to have a sustainable future. Search for potential biobased alternatives from energy to plastics and their viability for real world uses is directed towards our reduced dependency on petroleum.

The incorporation of bio-resources, e.g. crop-derived green plastics and plant derived natural fibres into composite structures are gaining prime importance in designing and engineering of green composites.

Biome Technologies plc is a growth oriented, commercially driven technology group. The Group’s primary activity is the development of its fast growing business in bioplastics. The Group comprises two divisions: Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies.

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