Sustainable biobased products for the construction industry


NewWave is a Horizon Europe funded research project which will contribute to building a circular economy by introducing sustainable raw materials in 4 manufacturing lines, replacing toxic chemicals, and lowering the environmental footprint of the products.

The innovative approach of NewWave is to apply Thermo-Chemical Fractionation (TCF) to unlock and fractionate residual biomass. TCF combines fast pyrolysis of the biomass with subsequent liquid-liquid extraction of the obtained fast pyrolysis bio-oil (FPBO), keeping the key chemical functionalities in separate, depolymerized fractions.

  • Aep Polymers Srl (Italy)
  • Foresa Technologies S.L. (Spain)
  • Avecom (Belgium)
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (The Netherlands)
  • InnoRenew CoE (Slovenia)
  • Blue Synergy Sl (Spain)
  • Transfurans Chemicals Bvba (Belgium)
  • Foreco Dalfsen BV (the Netherlands)
  • Eta – Energia, Trasporti, Agricoltura Srl (Italy)
  • Ava Biochem Bsl Ag (Switzerland)



NewWave aims to replace current construction materials with more sustainable, bio-based products. In particular, replacing steel and concrete with cross-laminated timber or replacing chemically treated wood for outdoor use with modified/engineered wood. This allows the phase out of toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and creosote.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement Nr.101058369

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