SeaBioComp is a collaborative project with the aim to develop and produce novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials and the analytical protocols to evaluate long-term durability and reduced ecological impact on the marine environment.

There is a growing demand for composites for applications in a marine environment due to the growing markets for fish & seaweed farming, energy harvesting, boats, pontoons, anchoring and buoy elements, etc. At present only petrol-based composites are being used. Concern is growing about the long-term ecological impact. Litter and microplastics are contaminating the sea, having a detrimental impact on sea-life. There is a need for renewable materials to be developed; reducing the depletion of the fossil based materials, limiting emission of greenhouse gases and reducing ecotoxic impact of microplastics. At the same time, the materials should meet the highest technical performance and withstand the longterm harsh marine environment including mechanical forces, aggressive environment, intense UV light etc. Meeting this duality is a major challenge.

SeaBioComp is aiming to address this challenge. See the About the Project Page for more information.

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SeaBioComp partners meet to discuss first 6 months of the project

On 16th of October, the entire SeaBioComp consortium met with the INTERREG 2Seas project officers at the facilities of Centexbel-VKC in Kortrijk (Belgium) for the first general assembly reviewing the first six months of work. ...(Read More)

Posted on 2019-12-16 16:53:42 By

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SeaBioComp project presented at Clean Growth event at Portsmouth University

The University of Portsmouth, working with the Knowledge Transfer Network, and Portsmouth City Council hosted an event to support the UK's 'Clean Growth Strategy' in November 2019....(Read More)

Posted on 2019-11-14 08:57:22 By

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Project Partner Poly Products presents SeaBioComp at 50th Anniversary celebrations

Project Partner Poly Products recently presented the SeaBioComp project to an audience of industry contacts at the company's 50th Anniversary celebrations....(Read More)

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