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.

Where we’re at

In recent times, awareness about the impacts of the textile industry has risen widely, also in the public domain, where initiatives such the Fashion Revolution

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Is cellulose going to be the new petroleum?

Encouraged by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that is questioning a lot of our current models and habits, the civil society is manifesting environmental concerns and consumers show raised interest in products made of renewable raw materials in a sustainable manner.

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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.

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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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Public debut

GRETE joined the Bio-based Industries Stakeholder Forum 2019 edition presenting itself to a broad audience for the first time. The event was held on two

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Getting familiar

BOKU welcomed its fellow consortium partners on October 10th for the second project meeting at its Technopol Campus in Tulln an der Donau (AT). The

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GRETE ON TWITTER:

Just submitted our contribution to the #BBIimpact photo competition: fingers crossed!
#biobasedindustry #biobasedmaterials #processinnovation #woodtotextile #sustainabletextiles
@VTTFinland @ciceco_ua @BBI2020

Tomorrow and the day after the GRETE partners will gather virtually for the 5th consortium meeting. Despite being still in online mode, we are looking forward to a fruitful exchange of information. Stay tuned!
@BBI2020 @biconsortium @EU_Commission

“Why is there renewed interest in cellulose fibers?... Cellulosics are growing faster than some mature fibers like acrylic or polyamide, due to softness and water absorption, cotton-like qualities.” https://www.fisheri.com/blog/cellulose-fibers-back-in-the-spotlight

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Where we’re at

In recent times, awareness about the impacts of the textile industry has risen widely, also in the public domain, where initiatives such the Fashion Revolution

Read More »

Is cellulose going to be the new petroleum?

Encouraged by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that is questioning a lot of our current models and habits, the civil society is manifesting environmental concerns and consumers show raised interest in products made of renewable raw materials in a sustainable manner.

Read 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.

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.

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