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AI-TRANSPWOOD

AI driven multi scale methodology to develop Transparent Wood as sustainable functional material

Budget
6.955.522,23
Duration
Start date:
01/01/2024
End date:
31/12/2026
Beneficiaries
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY (VTT) KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN (KTH) AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS (AIMPLAS) POLITECNICO DI TORINO (POLITO) UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI (UNISS) TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN (TU WIEN) STRANE INNOVATION (STRANE) AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR (AALTO) INURU GMBH (INURU GMBH) B.M. INDUSTRIA BERGAMASCA MOBILIS.P.A. (BM) LATVIJAS FINIERIS A/S (Finieris)
SDG

AIMPLAS is aligned in this project with the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

CORDIS

Objectives

AI-TranspWood ambition is to create an AI-driven multiscale methodology for new Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD), and functional wood-based composites and demonstrate the concept for Transparent Wood (TW), a promising composite with potential applications in several industrial fields, such as construction, automotive, electronics and furniture. By developing AI supported SSbD framework for TW, we contribute to European Green Deal by providing innovative sustainable materials and cost-effective tools for European industries paving the way towards green and sustainable transition. SSbD tools used by the chemicals and materials community with new transparent wood materials, increases the innovation capacity of SMEs and industry for future sustainable products.

Description

With the help of AI-tools and advanced experiments we develop multiscale models from the atomistic scale to continuum for the manufacturing process and the mechanics of the transparent wood allowing for virtual screening of bio-sourced alternatives for hazardous and petrochemical-based chemicals required for manufacturing Transparent Wood using the current solutions. The built computational models are openly shared within the European environment for scientific software (EESSI). The user-friendly surrogate model is also made available in the VTT Modeling Factory environment, along with an LCA tool, for industrial use. Four TW business cases are conducted, with the aim to be commercialized in the construction, automotive, electronics and furniture industries. The SSbD framework will guide the whole creation of the TW products providing a competitive advantage to the European manufacturers interested in introducing the TW composites in the European market, also as substitutes of glass and plastic in various applications. This can considerably increase the European share in the global production of sustainable TW composites.
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Financing

Automotive and Transport
Construction
Furniture
Raw materials
Circular economy
Climate change
Advanced materials
Sustainable materials
European
08. Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
09. Industria, innovación e infraestructura
12. Producción y consumo responsables
13. Acción por el clima
Compounding
Mecanochemistry
Polymer synthesis