Bio-UPTAKE aims to promote a sustainable adoption (39% increase) of bioplastic composites in the European manufacturing industry through a combined green and digital transformation.

The project will therefore focus its scientific and technological efforts on creating flexible production methods for biobased products for construction, medical, and packaging, using a mixture of biopolymers reinforced with natural and/or biobased synthetic fibers that can be easily adapted to changing market demands.

Bio-Uptake's unique approach is based on modularity and prefabrication, which combines intermediate formats (organosheets, tapes, and pellets) into a final product, overcoming the current technical and environmental constraints to meet the demanding requirements of a specific sector/application where a single biobased material does not.

This synergistic approach to composite materials will encourage the integration and uptake of bio-based materials in mass custom manufacturing. 

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The project will develop three disruptive manufacturing processes, focused on the plastic manufacturing sector and demonstrated through three demo cases:

  1. Bathroom ceiling cabinet
  2. Feet orthosis
  3. Garbage container lid

Sustainability will be a top priority, with circularity by design being applied from the design phase, resulting in products with over 75% biobased content and a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions by 33%. 

bio-uptake value chains

Centexbel is charged with

Multifilament extrusion of PLA and PCL

Monofilament extrusion of bicomponent filaments of PLA/PLA and PLA/PCL

Production of self-reinforced and microfibrillar reinforced composites


The project is coordinated by

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This project is Funded by the European Union under Grant agreement ID: 101057049