Domain

What does “Green Chemistry and Advanced Materials” domain include? From a technical point of view, actions leaded by two objectives:

  • Sustainability (from different points of view: environment, budget, social…) in chemical processes and products
  • Performance, both from technical and environmental point of view, strictly related with materials and their processing

Some strategic priorities for the region are highlighted:

  • Products from renewable and biodegradable materials (bio-based products)
  • Environmental impact reduction through process optimization and products replacement
  • VHCP replacement
  • Improved performances materials
  • Production of energy and heat from biomasses (agroforestry, production waste or organic waste)
  • Biomass logistic
  • Energy efficiency in production plants and management models with exchange (smart grid)

In 2016 and for the “Linea B” call 2017, the research strategic agenda of the cluster includes:

  • Advanced materials from renewable resources for smart food-packaging
  • Vegetal biomass treatment, byproducts and scraps to obtain biobased products
  • Advanced materials and innovative design for products with new features
  • Improved materials for logistic sector
  • Unconventional materials and technologies integration for the manufacturing sector
  • VHCP replacement
  • Innovative materials for energy sector
  • Materials and technologies for the biomedical sector
  • High value materials for product traceability
  • Innovative materials and technologies for additive manufacturing
  • Innovative materials and technologies for the integration of new features in products
  • Advanced materials for smart packaging
  • Materials and models for the optimization of food-contact products
  • Pre-treatment, treatment and conversion of vegetal biomass, byproducts and scraps for the production of biofuels, energy and heat
  • Biogas purification and biomethane upgrading
  • Innovation and efficiency upgrade of the biomass value chain (logistic, production, harvesting, characterization, stock, pre-treatment, conversion)
  • Non conventional solutions and technologies for pre-treatment and treatment of biomasses
  • Energy management models (from renewable sources, too): smart grid