Valorization of residual biomass for advanced 3D materials
Contact: Gary Chinga Carrasco.
The ValBio-3D project will develop efficient technologies for production of sustainable and 100% biobased materials from agro-industrial residues, addressing the bioeconomy of the future, and based on cost-efficient production of biochemicals, bioplastics, biocomposites and tailor-made nanocelluloses. The objectives require a good and well established cooperation between key European and Latin American research institutions, and close contact with relevant industry, which is established in ValBio-3D.
Agro-industrial residues (e.g. sawdust and bagasse) for production of nanocellulose and bioplastics for 3D (bio)printing. Photo: PFI/IMAM.
Research on agro-industrial lignocellulosic resources will be of high importance to the European and Latin American community in general. Hence, this initiative will promote i) joint research of high international quality on biomass resources available in Latin America and Europe, ii) the appropriate use of agro-industrial waste for creating value added biomaterials, iii) novel technologies for structuring biocomposites based on 3D (bio)printing and iv) environmental benefits of bioresources and their biocomposites.
The project is led by Dr. María Cristina Area. Instituto de Materiales de Misiones (IMAM), Argentina, and has the following partners:
- Instituto de Materiales de Misiones, Argentina. Responsible for WP1 – Raw materials processing
- University of la Frontera (UFRO), Chile. Responsible for WP2 – Post-Processing of lignin and hemicellulose
- VTT Ltd, Finland. Responsible for WP3 – Production and modification of nanocellulose
- Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, WKI, Germary. Responsible for WP4 – Biopolymer synthesis
- RISE PFI, Norway. Responsible for WP5 – 3D (bio)printing of biocomposites.
- Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Peru. Responsible for WP6 – Environmental life-cycle assessment.
- Biorefinery Santa Ana (SME), Argentina.
Project period: 2017-2019.
191204 – Project final Meeting. Fraunhofer WKI, Germany
190312 – Project meeting. IMAM, Argentina
180905 – Project meeting. VTT, Espoo, Finland
180321 – Project meeting. UFRO, Temuco, Chile
170911 – Project meeting. RISE PFI, Trondheim, Norway
170301 – Kick-off meeting. PUCP, LIMA, Perú
Ehman NV, Ponce de León A, Felissia F, Vallejos N, Area MC, Chinga-Carrasco G* (2021). Biocomposites of polyhydroxyalkanoates and lignocellulosic components – Focus on biodegradation and 3D printing. Chapter in: ‘Bioplastics for Sustainable Development’, 2021. Springer, eds. Mohammed Kuddus; Roohi, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-1823-9
Ita-Nagy D, Vázquez-Rowe A, Kahhat R, Quispe I, Chinga-Carrasco G, Clauser, NM, Area MC. Life cycle assessment of bagasse fiber reinforced biocomposites. Science of The Total Environment Volume 720, 2020, 137586
Mendieta M, Vallejos ME, Felissia FE, Chinga‑Carrasco G, Area MC. Review: Bio-polyethylene from Wood Wastes. Journal of Polymers and the Environment 2019, 1-16
Kangas H, Felissia, FE, Filgueira D, Ehman NV, Vallejos ME, Imlauer, CM, Lahtinen P, Area MC and Chinga-Carrasco G. 3D Printing High-Consistency Enzymatic Nanocellulose Obtained from a Soda-Ethanol-O2 Pine Sawdust Pulp. Bioengineering 2019 6(3), 60
Chinga-Carrasco G, Ehman NV, Filgueira D, Johansson J, Vallejos ME, Felissia FE, Håkansson J, Area MC. Bagasse – a major agro-industrial residue as potential resource for nanocellulose inks for 3D printing of wound dressing devices. Additive Manufacturing 28, 267-274.
Syrový T, Maronová S, Kuberský P, Ehman NV, Vallejos ME, Pretl S, Felissia FE, Area MC, Chinga-Carrasco G. Wide range humidity sensors printed on biocomposite films of cellulose nanofibril and poly(ethylene glycol)
J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2019, 136, 47920
Fabiola Valdebenito, Rafael García, Karen Cruces, Gustavo Ciudad, Gary Chinga-Carrasco, Youssef Habibi. CO2 adsorption of surface-modified cellulose nanofibril films derived from agricultural wastes. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b00771
Quim Tarrés, Johnny K. Melbø, Marc Delgado-Aguilar, F.X. Espinach, Pere Mutjé and G. Chinga-Carrasco. Bio-polyethylene reinforced with thermomechanical pulp fibers: Mechanical and micromechanical characterization and its application in 3D-printing by fused deposition modelling. Composites Part B: Engineering 153, 2018, 70-77
Filgueira, D., Holmen, Sl., Melbø, J.K., Moldes, D., Echtermeyer, A.T., Chinga-Carrasco, G. 2018. 3D Printable Filaments made of Biobased Polyethylene Biocomposites. Polymers 2018, 10(3), 314 – Special issue “Polymers from Renewable Resources”.
Chinga-Carrasco, G. (2018). Potential and Limitations of Nanocelluloses as Components in Biocomposite Inks for Three-Dimensional Bioprinting and for Biomedical Devices. Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19 (3), pp 701–711
Chinga-Carrasco, G.; Ehman, N.V.; Pettersson, J.; Vallejos, M.E.; Brodin, M.W.; Felissia, F.E.; Håkansson, J.; Area, M.C. Pulping and pretreatment affect the characteristics of bagasse inks for 3D printing. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (3), pp 4068–4075
Filgueira, D., Holmen, S., Melbø, J.K., Moldes, D., Echtermeyer, A.T., Chinga-Carrasco, G.: Enzymatic-assisted modification of thermo-mechanical pulp fibers for improving the interfacial adhesion with poly(lactic acid) for 3D printing. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, 5(10), 9338–9346.
Brodin, M., Vallejos, M., Tanase Opedal, M., Area, M.A., Chinga-Carrasco, G.: Lignocellulosics as sustainable resources for production of bioplastics – a review. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, 162, 646–664.
181022 – Impresión 3D con residuos forestales