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Industry : Green Packaging

Use grass instead of plastic

University: Aarhus University

Objective of study: The goal of the study is replace 210 kilotons of CO2 and 10 kilotons of disposable plastic packaging 

Process and applications:

  • Use grass fibers to replace plastic for delivery food
  • After we harvest the grass and extract the protein for animal feed, we can refine and pulp the grass fibers for cellulose, from which we can produce packaging
  • The packaging will be 100% biodegradable. If someone accidentally drops their packaging in nature, it will decompose naturally
  • In addition to grass, the project will look at clover for fiber sources, which will also be used as the primary biomass for future biorefineries

Benefits:

  • Disposable packaging made of grass brings a lot of environmental benefits

University Details

Aarhus University, Denmark

Aarhus University is the largest and second oldest research university in Denmark. The university belongs to the Coimbra Group, the Guild, and Utrecht Network of European universities and is a member of the European University Association.

Assistant Professor Morten Ambye-Jensen - LinkedIn

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