Overcoming the bottlenecks of the wood-to-textile value chain
GREEN CHEMICALS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE WOOD-TO-TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN (GRETE)
GRETE intends to radically improve the wood-to-textile value chain in order to enable sustainable, techno-economically viable production of high-quality cellulose-based textile fibres through green chemicals and technologies.
Today, the textile sector is one of the most polluting industries globally:
raw material supply, water-intensive production and finishing processes are not the only factors that contribute to a high amount of CO2 emissions and contaminated wastewater. New solutions are needed to overcome the current shortcomings.
GRETE aims at reducing the environmental footprint of the textile industry:
- by modifying paper pulp to broaden the raw material base for man-made cellulose fibres;
- by further developing ionic liquids as novel chemicals for cellulose pre-treatments and dissolution;
- by regenerating cellulose from paper pulp and spinning of high quality man-made cellulose fibres.
The EU: connecting Europe’s
North and South
An international collaboration of excellence involving
8 partners: european researchers and experts
GRETE kicked off in May 2019 and will end in April 2023 after a 48 months duration.
In a nutshell
Total budget: 2,555,243.75 €
Duration: 48 months
Start date: 01/05/2019 – 30/04/2023
8 EU partners from 5 EU countries
GRETE project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837527 – GRETE – H2020-BBI-JTI-2018