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.

Paper grade Kraft


The GRETE consortium met for the first time in May 2019, thus the 5th consortium meeting, held on May 26th and 27th 2021, marked half-time of the international collaboration, having another 24 months of project activities ahead.

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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

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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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A large exhibition set up at the Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023 offered space for the GRETE samples.

Didn’t make it to Cologne but curious about the project results? Join our open webinar on March 29th at 11 CEST and interact with the GRETE experts. Register here:

On March 9th the GRETE achievements were celebrated by sharing them publicly with 220+ stakeholders of the cellulose industry at the 4th edition of the Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023 in Cologne.

Intrigued? Read all the details on our latest news:

After Ali Harlin from @VTTFinland and Joan Colón Jordá from @BETA_TechCenter now it's the ladies turn. Attending #2023CFC? Follow the very interesting presentations of the "GRETE Session" running now.


You're attending #2023CFC in Cologne? During Day 2 morning coffee break join us at booth 22 and talk to the very experts of the GRETE technologies.
@VTTFinland @MetsaSpring @helsinkiuni @BETA_TechCenter

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