NiNa Innovation will lead a consortium in an 18-month project that aims to develop a prototype of a bio-based container as a substitute for fossil-based solutions available in health care today.
The project aims to develop and evaluate a prototype of a container made of fiber composite as an alternative to plastic. The product is currently used in Sweden and Norway, but also in other global markets, making it a future possible export product. It is currently not recyclable because it contains hazardous waste that must be destroyed, in most cases by incineration, and to replace it with a bio-based product would provide significant environmental benefits in terms of reduced carbon emissions.
The partners in the project are: Västra Götalandsregionen, Landstinget i Värmland (function, environmental benefits, procurement requirements), OrganoClick AB (materials development, production of prototypes), Nina Innovation AB (project management, utilization), Paper Province (communication), Region Värmland (utilization), Östfold Fylkeskommune (utilization ), Johanneberg science park (coordinator, communication). NiNa Innovation leads the project on behalf of Johanneberg Science Park. The project is co-funded by Vinnova via BioInnovation, and by VGR.