Pulp and Paper Institute is leading partner in the R&D programme »Potential of biomass for development of advanced materials and bio-based products« connecting 21 companies and research organizations. Cel.cycle was selected by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport as strategic research, development and innovation programs on the priority area of the Slovenian Smart Specialization Strategy (S4) “The natural and traditional resources for the future, Networks for the transition to the circular economy” and is co-financed by EU Structural Funds in Slovenia. More information on: www.celkrog.si.
ICP is a partner in project of development of the Renewable Materials and Healthy Environments Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, which is chosen as one of nine projects in the Teaming call of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Research and Innovation Programme. The project with eight slovenian partners and the advanced partner Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI Germany is lead by the University of Primorska. For more information visit web page www.innorenew.eu.
The development of portable electrochemical sensor
ICP as a joint partner together with the coordinator Jožef Štefan Institute will in a 3-year project (2017-2019) together with the Institute for the environmental protection and sensors research with different electrochemical technics for deposition of nano-modified Ni, CO-based metals and their printed electrode modification. This will result in the development of new economically viable sensor devices for field analysis of organic and/or inorganic components as formaldehyde (HCHO) with possibilities of branching the results to other elements like hydrogen peroxide and methanol. The Pulp and Paper Insitute is responsible for the process optimisation of electrodeposition on printed electrodes, the development of printed electrode and autonomous sensor and participates in the final calibration and validation of autonomous sensor platforms which are developed during the process.
APPLAUSE (Alien PLAnt SpEcies)
The project addresses problem of dealing with invasive alien plant species and explores possibilities of their useful use with active involvement of City of Ljubljana residents. Invasive alien plant species can be a rich source of cellulose fibers and ICP, a project partner, is exploring the possibilities of their use for paper production and innovative paper products that are environmentally friendly, biodegradable and compliant with the concept of a circular economy and zero waste green technology.
More about project: https://www.ljubljana.si/sl/moja-ljubljana/applause/