LIFE BIOPOL is a project co-financed by European Union as part of the LIFE 2014-2020 program.
The project involves five public and private members: CODYECO, chemical company responsible for project coordination, DERCOSA and INPELSA tanneries, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and ILSA a biotechnology company specializing in plant-nutrition products.
The LIFE BIOPOL main target is the synthesis of a new class of biopolymers that represent an innovative, eco-fiendly and suitable alternative to traditional products based on petrochemicals, currently used in leather making process.
Biopolymers are produced using as raw material some industrial by products like animal and vegetable biomasses from Bio-Refineries.
The most important expected results of the project are the following:
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