Sonication of natural fibres and agro-waste
SONOPULP (Sonication of natural fibres and agro-waste for production and up-grading of papermaking pulps and biogas) is an ERA-NET CORNET project funded by national agencies members of the CORNET Network. The objective of this research project is to develop a process principle for producing pulps for paper manufacturing from annual plants, including agro-waste, utilising high-power ultrasonic (US) pulping technology and to influence by means of US the pulps used in papermaking to develop the desired fibre properties. Further valorisation of by-products and other residues will be investigated in a biorefinery approach. Environmental, logistic and socio-economic aspects will also be considered. Overall objectives are to achieve more energy and resource efficient processes and to broaden the fibre supply to the paper industry, while making value out of materials which are traditionally wasted or neglected.
National Funding Agencies of SONOPULP