The project SSUCHY is a success story for BBI JU and has greatly contributed to its goals. After 4 and a half years of work, the project has successfully ended by developing bio-based composites with advanced functionalities for applications in transportation and in high value market niches (acoustic and electronics sectors). In addition, the project’s partners have importantly invested in building human and research capacities for the bioeconomy. All in all, SSUCHY has been fully aligned with the European Green Deal objectives contributing towards a greener, circular and bio-based economy.
Global warming and climate change are causing dramatic upheavals that already affect every region on Earth. Measures must be taken immediately to rapidly and massively reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strive for carbon neutrality in 2050. The industry and transport sectors are among those which emit the most CO2. In this context, it is necessary to develop new families of sustainable high-performance materials that do not derive from petroleum. Plant biomass is a prime source to fuel such developments. Indeed, the CO2 sequestered by plants during their development make this resource an excellent carbon sink. However, the major challenge remains the processing of such biomass into products with advanced functionalities while maintaining carbon neutrality or at least by limiting environmental footprint. It requires a limitation energy consumption and CO2 emissions throughout the life cycle of the material and the associated products. If the concept has already been proven for some convenience goods and products, it still remains a major challenge for engineering products and structures with complex technical requirements. To meet such challenges with strong environmental and technical constraints, innovative ideas must be formulated and deployed, bridges and collaborations must be established between academic research and industry as well as between many disciplines, new value chains must be built and developed locally. A sustainable European bio-based industry is essential to reach these ambitious goals of continuing the technological development and prosperity of our societies while protecting the environment and ensuring innovation. Within the SSUCHY project, the consortium brought its stone to the building. Enjoy this Book of Final Results, whether keeping up to date with the presentation of all the results and outcomes obtained, or discovering the wide range of the achieved activities.
SSUCHY’s partners present their success story in an attractive format: a video.
Watch the full story devided in four parts:
Challenge 1: “How to develop a Hemp-based competitive reinforcement?”
Challenge 2: “How to elaborate Bio-based functionalized and optimised polymers?”
Challenge 3: “Can we implement new functionalities into multifunctional bio-based composites?”
Challenge 4: “How to demonstrate the application of the new fully-biobased composites into 4 industrial demonstrators ?”
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