Project: Wood-based aerogels

Refining of wood to cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin streams possess high potentials for novel bio-based materials. Aerogels are advanced porous materials that have low weight and density, a large surface area, and high mechanical strength. Our ambitious aim in the AEROWOOD project is to develop novel aerogel materials from all wood components with vast and diversified application prospective, especially in the fields of packaging and biomedicine. Aerogels with the tailored porosity, morphology and carefully designed surface properties are ideal to control active components and to introduce active functions, either sensing or barrier properties for intelligent packaging applications and to tackle the stability issues of labile bioactive molecules.

Acronym AEROWOOD (Reference Number: n/a)
Duration 01/02/2014 - 30/06/2017
Project Topic Wood fibre-based materials and processing
Project Results
(after finalisation)
N/A (project still running)
Network WoodWisdom-Net+
Call WW-NET+ Call for Proposals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Helsinki Coordinator Finland
2 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Partner Austria
3 ARMINES Partner France
4 University of Hamburg Partner Germany
5 University of Maribor Partner Slovenia