Creation of new materials from agricultural and forest waste


Rehap aims to strengthen the European bio-economy industry by creating novel materials from agricultural and forestry waste, and considering how they can be used commercially in the green building sector.
The two main objectives of the project are:
– Reducing non-renewables by developing new high-added value products to replace them.
– Reducing energy use by leading a more sustainable building industry.



  • Develop methods to convert natural wastes into sustainable polyurethanes.
  • Develop new high-performance bio-resins to produce eco-friendly wooden panels.
  • Produce eco-friendly sustainable cement with improved properties.
  • Design and assemble an environmentally sustainable and fire resistant construction solution.
  • Demonstrate the development of eco-friendly products and their sustainability and business


  • Stage 1: Purification of platforms from wastes. Development of building blocks and resins. Development of fire retardants
  • Stage 2: Up-scaling of chemical and enzymatic processes. Development of lab-scale products
  • Stage 3: Manufacturing of materials and products at small scale plant
  • Stage 4: Manufacturing of materials and products at pilot scale
  • Stage 5 (post-project): Replication and commercialisation

Expected results

  • Meeting EC targets – Creating sustainable patterns of consumption and production
    The new processes developed within the REHAP project will facilitate a significant step towards a better use of natural resources and thus will help to reach the three priorities of the Europe 2020 Strategy:
  • Impacts
    • Decreased use of fossil resources and energy in the process industry
    • Creation of new jobs in the bio-based products sector
    • Improved industrial competitiveness


Video presenttion of the project:


No. 723670

Presupuesto total: 8 224 644,99 euros
Contribución CE: 6 743 545 euros
Duración: : 2016 – 2020


Raúl Piñero Hernanz

Division of Agrifood and Processes

Ana Urueña

Division of Agrifood and Processes

David Díez

Division of Agrifood and Processes


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