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Create foam easily by simply baking it – without plastic

University: University of Vienna

Objective of study: Polymer foams made of cellulose, which are manufactured without plastic

Process and applications:

  • Goal is to develop polymer foams made from cellulose and using a biological gas production method
  • Creating foam organically means using yeast
  • Yeast produces CO2, which in turn breaks down the sugar from the cellulose, causing it to foam
  • Yeast produces carbon dioxide in the process, which in turn creates a foam consisting of cellulose fibers


  • The material is generally interesting for environmentally friendly packaging materials,

University Details

University of Vienna

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Baking cellulose instead of bread