A logic of sustainable development

SSUCHY aims at exploiting the intrinsic and differentiating properties of plant fibres and biopolymers derived from lignocellulosic feedstock to develop fully bio-based composites with improved functionalities. The main driver behind this project is not only to substitute conventional fossil-based materials with more sustainable bio-based ones but also to achieve improved functionalities that surpasses those of fossil-based ones. Enhanced functionalities are, in addition to load-bearing resistance and weight reduction of structures, enhanced durability, vibration damping, vibro-acoustic control and fire retardancy while retaining an essentially recyclable and, for certain applications, biodegradable character. Such developments would provide to the composite industry a significant value and functions added products with high socio-economic impacts and minimized environmental impact. It will create opportunities to expand market applications for bio-based composites to semi-structural and functional applications in transportation along with new opportunities in high value niches.



From lignocellulosic feedstock to bio-based composites with advanced functionalities for transportation and high value market niches

The SSUCHY project intends to contribute to the development of bio-based composite products with advanced functionalities and high structural properties for transportation sectors and in high value market applications for bio-based composites to semi-structural and functional applications in the transportation area (ground transportation and aerospace) and create new opportunities in high value market niches such as the acoustic & electronic sectors.
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Project duration: 

48 months, from September 2017 to August 2021



Total cost: 7,411,150.71 €
BBI JU contribution: 4,457,194.75 €


partners from 7 countries


academic institutions






competitiveness cluster


SSUCHY benefits from a contribution of 4,45 million euros from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU), a public-private partnership between the European Union and the Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC), operating under the European Horizon 2020 program.

The objectives of BBI JU are : to contribute to a sustainable, low carbon and profitable economy; to increase economic growth and employment, especially in rural areas, by developing competitive biosourced industries in Europe.

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