Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain

BETA TC will analyse the sustainability of the alternative textile fibres developed by GRETE
  • Grant agreement ID: 837527

  • Total project budget: 2.788.443,75

  • Start Date: 01/05/2019

    End Date: 30/04/2023

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The GRETE project was launched in 2019, with the aim of finding sustainable alternatives to textile fibres derived from fossil fuels or cotton made with chemical and toxic products. It will work mainly on improving the value chain of wood-derived textiles: researchers will develop technologies to use paper pulp, derived from hardwood and softwood, as a raw material in the creation of synthetic textile fibres.

The consortium includes representatives from countries with very different forestry realities, from both northern and southern Europe. The sum of these realities should make it possible to design flexible solutions aimed at improving the technological performance of existing biorefineries, reducing operating costs and at the same time reducing their environmental footprint, both in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and resource efficiency.

GRETE project is led by Finland’s leading technology centre, VTT, and was funded through the BBI (Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking), the main European programme to boost the bioeconomy.