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 ideas for demonstrators of biobased composites for the marine environment

The SeaBioComp project aims to build demonstrator products for marine applications from bio-based, thermoplastic composite material. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2020-12-14 13:44:42 By

Biobased composites in the Marine Environment, FLOWER Project conference, 22nd-23rd April 2021

The Interreg FLOWER project will be hosting this hybrid conference (onsite and online) on 22nd-23rd April 2021 in Lorient in Brittany, France. The conference will be themed, Biobased Composites in Marine Environment. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2021-02-08 15:34:17 By

SeaBiocomp General Assembly and Advisory Board meetings held online

At the end of October 2020, the SeaBioComp partners held a very successful General Assembly meeting which reported on all aspects of the project activities, results and deliverables....(Read More)

Posted on 2020-12-14 14:02:26 By



SeaBioComp project partners