The University of Jaén, partner of the project, has presented the advances of LIFE Comp0live, in the I Innovation Forum for permanent woody crops, Innoagro, which closes today in Jaén.
The University of Jaén, partner of the project, has presented the advances of LIFE Comp0live, in a ‘Coffee with Science’, attended by 250 secondary school students from the province, and which has opened the program of activities of the XXII Week of Science at the University of Jaén.
After the presentation, some prototypes of car parts developed in the project were shown.
LIFE Comp0live, a European project led by Andaltec, demonstrates at an industrial level the use of olive pruning as a reinforcement in biocomposites, with applications in the automotive and domestic and urban furniture sectors, among others. This project arises from the need to revalue waste from olive groves, given the volume that is generated annually throughout the Mediterranean area and the few applications that currently exist. In this way, the main objective is to develop a new generation of biocomposites based on olive pruning waste for industrial applications, promoting the substitution of non-renewable resources through the sustainable design of wood-based fiber products. With this, it is intended to revalue this waste and reduce CO2 emissions.
On the other hand, it wants to create three new business models related to waste management within the new value chain of the olive sector: fibers for the automotive industry, outdoor furniture and home furnishings. In addition, its objective is to enhance the sensitivity and awareness of the primary sector by promoting economic and ecological management of olive grove waste.