NEWS FROM THE PROJECT AND THE WEB

Find here the latest updates about GRETE project: initiatives of the consortium, activities and events open to stakeholders. Furthermore, interesting news, links and events are selected from the web related to the project’s topics: biotechnologies, eco-textiles, textile value chain, innovative and sustainable textile products and solutions, and many more.

Understanding the terms

Are you familiar with terms such as “paper grade kraft pulp” and “ionic liquids”? Do you have a clue what “cellulose pre-treatments and dissolution” is or how you can spin man-made cellulose fibres? We didn’t – until we met GRETE.

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Ready for going into details

2020 has been a tough year, in many aspects. The physical isolation forced many of us to focus on the essentials and go more into details. So will we do, while going on in telling you the GRETE story.

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Looking back on 2020

December 2020 marks a step in many ways: the end of a difficult year with a lot of uncertainties that influenced our private and professional life. For the GRETE partners in particular, the last months of this troubled 2020 meant also to focus on the reporting of the first 18 months of project execution.

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Thesis workers at VTT: Andreas Reipsar, Elisa Spönla

Thanks to the BBI JU funding, specific research is made possible in GRETE that will lead to innovation in the wood pulp modification processes and enable functionalised wood-based textile fibres, while reducing the environmental impact for man-made cellulose fibres.

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GRETE ON TWITTER:

GRETE project partner @UnivAveiro will host the next edition of RRB - Renewable Resources & Biorefineries conference 2021 on September 6 - 8 @RRB_Conference
Deadline for abstracts for POSTER presentations, April 30! https://www.rrbconference.com/programme-2021/

"Breaking the Plastic Wave" by The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights that no single solution is fit to tackle the plastic pollution issue. Biobased materials such as the GRETE man-made cellulosic fibres offer a sustainable alternative to fossil-based… https://www.greteproject.eu/2021/03/30/is-cellulose-going-to-be-the-new-petroleum/

Enzymatic pretreated paper pulp is going to be the raw material base for the GRETE fibres. Did you know that the pulp and paper industry is one of the key sectors the @EU_Commission is investing in? Read more here:

https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/raw-materials/industries/forest-based/pulp-paper_en

Man-made cellulosic fibres form the second biggest cellulosic fibre group after cotton. The MMCF value chain has the potential to tackle some of the apparel and broader textile industry’s most significant sustainability challenges. @TextileExchange
https://textileexchange.org/materials/pfm-round-tables/pmmc/

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Understanding the terms

Are you familiar with terms such as “paper grade kraft pulp” and “ionic liquids”? Do you have a clue what “cellulose pre-treatments and dissolution” is or how you can spin man-made cellulose fibres? We didn’t – until we met GRETE.

Read More »

Ready for going into details

2020 has been a tough year, in many aspects. The physical isolation forced many of us to focus on the essentials and go more into details. So will we do, while going on in telling you the GRETE story.

Read More »

Looking back on 2020

December 2020 marks a step in many ways: the end of a difficult year with a lot of uncertainties that influenced our private and professional life. For the GRETE partners in particular, the last months of this troubled 2020 meant also to focus on the reporting of the first 18 months of project execution.

Read More »

Thesis workers at VTT: Andreas Reipsar, Elisa Spönla

Thanks to the BBI JU funding, specific research is made possible in GRETE that will lead to innovation in the wood pulp modification processes and enable functionalised wood-based textile fibres, while reducing the environmental impact for man-made cellulose fibres.

Read More »
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