Algae has immense potential as a bio-feedstock to replace crude oil for manmade textiles. Using algae as a renewable resource for producing biopolymers and textiles circumvents the challenges of competing with low fuel prices by creating higher-value applications. In this way, the German textile industry can act as a catalyst to shift away from fossil-fuels – towards a bioeconomy where algae are a major source of biomass.
AlgaeTex aims for algae-derived biopolymers for the application of textiles. It is a project within the BIOTEXFUTURE innovation space, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
What lies behind AlgaeTex will tell us Andrew Yip (adidas AG) and Christoph Peiner (Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University) in today’s interview.
Full Interview - AlgaeTex - Andrew Yip Christoph Peiner
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