End of the project after 42 months

After 42 months of dedicated effort and collaboration among 17 partners, we are proud to announce the successful conclusion of the project.

Launched in September 2020, the Nenu2PHAr project had the goal to set-up an innovative European value chain of bio-based plastic products from microalgae, a sustainable and renewable resource. For about 3 years, the project worked on developing an original production route of PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate), a family of bio-based polymers and biodegradable plastics.

Read our final press release to discover the project outcomes and next steps.

The Nenu2PHAr project has developed in collaboration with major industrial stakeholders a collection of 8 bio-based and biodegradable plastic products that offer a valuable alternative to non-biodegradable, petroleum-based plastics. Eleven project achievements have been selected by the consortium as the most important project KER’s (Key Exploitation Results). The project also raised bio-based plastics awareness in the general public through engaging content and events, and boosted awareness in the industrial and academic community through the organization of two dedicated workshops.

Next steps

As the Nenu2PHAr project concludes, its partners are already committed in other European projects addressing related topics, continuing to drive advancements in Europe’s bio-based plastic industry. Responding to industry demand, IRDL, Nenu2PHAr’s sole academic partner, is also initiating a strategic maturation project focused on assisting companies in integrating PHAs into their processes. This initiative underscores how the Nenu2PHAr project has empowered IRDL and all participating partners to elevate their knowledge and skills in the PHA sector. Whilst the project has concluded, our website will remain accessible online for three more years. Additionally, we have launched a new website section featuring a virtual showroom, showcasing most posters and PowerPoint presentations presented by Nenu2PHAr partners at various events over the past four years. Looking forward, the Nenu2PHAr partners are steadfast in their commitment to ongoing contributions in the field of bio-based plastics, driven by a shared vision of fostering a more sustainable world for future generations. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our project partners for their unwavering dedication, passion, and expertise throughout this remarkable journey!


Read the press release