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.

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