ExpandFibre is an R&D collaboration and an Ecosystem launched by Fortum and Metsä Group to accelerate the development of sustainable bioproducts. It focuses on upgrading pulp fibres, hemicellulose and lignin from renewable and sustainable sources of straw and northern wood into new bioproducts. Its ambition is to meet the growing demands for sustainable textile fibres and other added value biomaterials.
The ExpandFibre project aims to provide selected markets with high-volume bioproducts that have a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to currently available fossil-based products.
The project aims to provide selected markets with new, high-volume bioproducts that have a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to similar (but fossil-based) products available today.
How we reached the goals
Spinverse supported in planning and preparing the winning R&D programme proposal in the Business Finland challenge for leading companies. Spinverse experts also facilitated the setting up of the ecosystem and programmes.
The project aims to develop ground-breaking technologies and smart business concepts required to convert straw and wood pulp fibre into novel bioproducts such as textile fibres, biocomposites, packaging materials and other new fibre products.