Sustainable Structural and Multifunctional Biocomposites from Hybrid Natural Fibres and bio-based polymers

The SSUCHY project contributes to the development of bio-based composite products with advanced functionalities and structural properties for transportation sectors and in high value market niches.

Coordinator: Université de Franche-Comté
Funding: € 4 457 000 (H2020 – BBI JU)
Total Budget: € 7 411 150
Period: 2017-2021


Biobased polymer Axis – Lab-scale: Contribution to the development and optimization of tailored lignin-derived monomers for high-grade polymer

Plant Fibers Axis – Pilot Scale: Contribution to the development and optimization of competitive Hemp-based and hybrid fibre preforms

Biobased composites Axis – Pilot Scale: Functionalized and optimized plant-based fiber composites

Industrial Demonstration – Pilot Scale: Use of composites axis technological bricks to obtain multifunctional bio-based composites in automotive, aircraft and audio demonstrators


Expected impacts:

Increase the sustainability and the competitiveness of the European industry through engagement in the bio-based composites sector developing innovative materials and process.

Develop innovative bio-based composite products and demonstrate their advanced functionalities at demonstrator level


SSUCHY brings together 17 European partners:

1 cluster: IAR, The French Bioeconomy Cluster (France)

10 academic institutions: FEMTO-ST – Université de Franche-Comté (France), Chimie Paris Tech – CNRS (France), Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes (France), Ecole Nationale Supérieure Arts et Industries Textiles – ENSAIT (France), Institut de chimie moléculaire ICMUB – Université de Bourgogne (France), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy), University of Bristol (United Kingdom), University of Derby (United Kingdom), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Stockholms Universitet (Sweden)

3 SMEs: WILSON BENESCH (United Kingdom), EADCO (Germany) et NPSP BV (the Netherlands)

3 industries: NOURYON (the Netherlands), LINIFICIO E CANAPIFICIO NAZIONALE (Italy) et TRÈVES (France)


IAR leads the Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation of results of this BBI project.


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) under grant agreement No 744349.

The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio Based Industries Consortium »

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