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Steps forward for new materials from bird feathers

The Processum Biorefinery Cluster is currently making exciting new progress on the UNLOCK project to extract keratin from bird feathers and demonstrate it on a pre-commercial scale. In collaboration with Sekab, large-scale tests were recently conducted in Sekab's Biorefinery Demo Plant (BDP) at the High Coast Innovation Park, to verify how the processing of feathers works in continuous operation. An important piece of the puzzle in the work to commercialize the process.

From algae to green aviation fuel

The development of sustainable aviation fuel is important to ultimately reduce aviation's carbon emissions. Blue-green algae and sunlight may be the solution.

New name for a world-leading cluster for the development and commercialization of biorefinery processes

For 20 years, Processum has built an innovation cluster based on experience in industry-oriented research and development in collaboration between existing industrial members in the cluster and RISE. Now the cluster has a new name, Processum Biorefinery Cluster, which will soon rename Processum's existing channels and contribute to increasing awareness of the cluster's offering, both regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Turning residual streams into soil

The Cleantech start-up Biocompost has installed a large reactor in Umeå to create nutrient-rich fertiliser out of organic waste, while at the same time reducing methane gas emissions. Recently, the recycling company Ragn-Sells Treatment & Detox bought the reactor. Two projects funded by IB:ACCEL via RISE Processum’s R&D council have driven this development.

Swedish forest creates sustainable and trendy clothes

The idea for the Allvar Underwear brand was born in 2015 when founder Niklas Gilmark read about the possibility of creating fabrics from residual streams of the Swedish forest. The brand today offers full traceability of the forest material used in textile production, textiles that are now sold by the fashion giant Gina Tricot.


How can biomass from the forest become fish food? Here you get to know more about how the fish food of the future can be produced from residual products from the forest industry.

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