SeaBioComp is a collaborative project with the aim to develop and produce novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials and the analytical protocols to evaluate long-term durability and reduced ecological impact on the marine environment.

There is a growing demand for composites for applications in a marine environment due to the growing markets for fish & seaweed farming, energy harvesting, boats, pontoons, anchoring and buoy elements, etc. At present only petrol-based composites are being used. Concern is growing about the long-term ecological impact. Litter and microplastics are contaminating the sea, having a detrimental impact on sea-life. There is a need for renewable materials to be developed; reducing the depletion of the fossil based materials, limiting emission of greenhouse gases and reducing ecotoxic impact of microplastics. At the same time, the materials should meet the highest technical performance and withstand the longterm harsh marine environment including mechanical forces, aggressive environment, intense UV light etc. Meeting this duality is a major challenge.

SeaBioComp is aiming to address this challenge. See the About the Project Page for more information.

Call for suppliers and users of biocomposites to engage with SeaBioComp project

The SeaBioComp project is looking to engage with suppliers and end users of bio-composites; especially in the field of 3D printed products for the marine environment. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2021-09-15 12:12:04 By

Updated Assessment of the microplastic formation and toxicity of biobased composites 2021

Project partner VLIZ has updated their assessment of the microplastic formation and toxicity of biobased composites in a new paper which is available to download from our website....(Read More)

Posted on 2021-06-09 11:18:07 By

New download available on the Microplastic formation from a newly developed biocomposite

SeaBioComp partner VLIZ recently presented a poster at the 3rd Biannual MICRO2020 conference which is available to download from the following link: More)

Posted on 2021-06-09 11:06:20 By

SeaBioComp project partners