NORCEL project has the aim to develop an internationally leading research platform for production, modification and control of morphology, chemistry and three-dimensional structures of nanocellulose at a fundamental level. Additionally, the project will address interactions between nanocellulose and other material components and chemistries, enabling the application of this biobased nanomaterial in novel material concepts addressing the green economy of the future. As such the project aims to strengthen national industry developments in the biobased materials sector.
The heart of this project is to utilize the material nanocellulose in three application areas; paper and packaging, within petroleum industry and in tissue engineering through controlled engineering of this material.
Ostfold Research’s task is to develop a sustainability life cycle assessment for evaluating the environmental, social and economic aspects of cellulose nanofibrils value chains.
Screening LCA’s will be made throughout the development process to assess the sustainability of proposed solutions. The duration of the project is from November 2013 to August 2018”
Energi og avfallsressurser
November 2013 - August 2018
Paper and Fibre Research Institute (PFI)