BioBarr will develop new bio-based and biodegradable food packaging materials by improving the barrier functionalities of the biopolymer PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates). The innovative biomaterial will be produced from agricultural wastes, co-products and/or by-products, extruded to get a film and functionalised through two different techniques. The film will be validated on an industrial scale, initially on a limited number of food products, with different shelf life and durability requirements.
The project is one of the relevant initiatives supporting the development and uptake of bio-based products at European and regional level identified by BIOWAYS. They have collaborated with BIOWAYS by providing valuable insights into their work and meaningful evidence and information regarding a series of areas such as their expected outputs and market uptake, the legislation and policy framework that affects them, the user’s perspective on their outputs and the impact, visibility and exploitation potential of their project/outputs.