BISCOL - BIOPROCESSING FOR SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION OF COLOURED TEXTILES (BISCOL)
BISCOL project will develop a new bio-dyeing process, based on the ecological optimisation of the overall dyeing process cycle, for European textile SMEs which will become more competitive and innovative. The bioconversion of raw materials into competitive eco-viable final products will be performed through: -textile pre-treatments aiming to increase dyeability of textiles -synthesis of bio-dyes using new safe and environmental friendly routes (enzymatic processes) -synthesis of new auxiliaries at lower environmental impact -optimisation of dyeing process reducing energy demand (e.g. lowering temperature and time of treatments) Transition from the traditional industry with well known, resource intensive chemistry having little innovation with low number of relevant patents, to modern bio-process industry based on high level of knowledge and patents and less requirements for resources, will enhance competitiveness of target SMEs. As the SMEs will be the first to benefit from project results and as they are the economical networks sustaining global European economy, EU will be globally benefited.
Name: Ms Rebecca Pogni