INN-PRESSME is a new project Skeleton is part of, alongside 26 other partners from 9 countries. Funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework programme, this project is developing materials and solutions for industry to replace fossil resources with sustainable, efficient, and cost-competitive bio-based materials. INN-PRESSME has just launched its website to give more information about the initiative.

Coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, INN-PRESSME functions as an ecosystem, involving the development of recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging, energy, and vehicle solutions and other consumer goods. It is a joint collaborative net of 27 partners from 9 countries from North (Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium), South (Spain, Italy, France) and central Europe (Germany, Poland).

The project aims to set up a European Open Innovated Test Bed (OITB) allowing companies to scale up nano-enabled biobased materials from lab scale to pre-industrial scale by improving processes and material characteristics (formulation, composition…). The OITB must leverage the use of bio-based materials for companies to increase their circularity scores as well as their material circularity indicators. The INN-PRESSME OITB provides a twofold approach to support European companies in reaching the ambitious objectives:

  • Developing new market-ready products and goods, from bio-based materials, by feedstock conversion. Nano-enabling will make these materials reach and exceed performances of current fossil-based materials. All materials will be environment-friendly according to circular economy principles.
  • Support the digital transition by providing companies with all data and life cycle value chain modelling tools. This is key in maximising the use of feedstock materials in the circular economy.

Within this project, Skeleton Technologies aims to develop the first bio-based ultracapacitors with electrodes and electrolytes based on (nano)cellulose-derivatives and bio-waste derived functionalized carbon. This would allow to considerably facilitate the industrial recycling of ultracapacitors. Evaluation will be done from technological, ecological and economical perspectives.

The project was launched on 1 January 2021 and runs until 31 January 2025. It has received EUR 14.5 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

To learn more about the development of sustainable raw materials and their use, visit the newly launched website : www.inn-pressme.eu