Glue contributes 6% to the total climate impact of IKEA. In a company of IKEAs size that’s a lot. Finding a renewable based solution is a priority in order to meet two key goals set out in the IKEA sustainability strategy.
On the initiative of the Austrian embassy in the Netherlands and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, a networking event between Austrian and Dutch research institutes and universities was organized on March 21-22 in the Hague, Netherlands.
For thousands of years, people have been using microorganisms for the production of foods such as beer, wine, vinegar, bread and dairy products such as cheese and yogurt. Within SUSBIND project, enzymes play an important role as well.
SUSBIND was initiated with the goal to substitute fossil-based chemicals with those from renewable resources. Meeting a first milestone end of December 2018, the carbohydrate-based feedstocks are now selected.