Since 2015, the Laboratory of Biomass and Green Technologies (University of Liège) takes part in the BIOMAT project included in the Low Carbon Footprint Materials portfolio. The project is financially supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Walloon Region and its main goal is the development of new plastic materials from vegetal raw materials or industrial byproducts.

Several universities and research centers collaborate on the different steps of the project: chemical characterization of the resources, biorefining processes development, plastic building-blocks extraction or synthesis and plastic production.  Within the framework of BIOMAT, our laboratory is mainly focused on the design of new processes with low environmental impact to transform vegetal materials to plastic building-blocks.

Total cost : 852 855.84 € including ERDF : 341 142.34 € and Walloon Region : 511 713.50 €

Researcher: Ir. Thibaut Istasse (

BIOMAT partners :

–          Université de Mons (UMons)

–          Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

–          Materia Nova

–          Celabor

–          Certech


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