Ford and McDonalds to produce bio-plastics

Ford will recycle McDonalds' coffee waste material into energy efficient car parts including durable headlamps.

Stora Enso and Valio to test biocomposite lids for dairy products

Finnsih dairy manufacturer Valio has partnered with Stora Enso to test the use of biocomposite in food packaging, in a move to reduce food waste.

Glittering sequins of wood

Research from RISE shows that it is possible to make glittering sequins from bio-based materials. 

Plastic made from fish waste

The British student Lucy Hughes has invented a plastic based on byproducts from the fishing industry that could replace the plastic in single use packaging

Slovenian KIMI d.o.o. first with a certified product


Testfakta Bio-based Europe is pleased to announce the first labelled product according to Testfakta Bio-based certification programme. Petrol Vitrex -38°, is a windscreen washer fluid based on a large proportion of renewable raw material and is produced by the Slovenian company KIMI d.o.o.

New ecolabel promotes bio-based production

Many products are made from materials originating from oil (petroleum) and other fossil resources. Testfakta Bio-based is a new environmental certification scheme, designed to encourage more consumers to opt for bio-based alternatives to conventional products. This helps to reduce climate impact and, in the long term, bring about a fossil-free society.

How green are 'green detergents'?

Many laundry detergents and fabric softeners are marketed as especially natural and sustainable. But some of these contain more fossil raw materials than ordinary laundry products, Testfakta’s analysis shows.

Biomass from marine microalgae

To meet the need for new, cleaner energy, novel research is now under way. It is about transforming marine algae into biomass. The goal is to use this biomass for energy and in production of various materials, such as plastic.

Test flights for Swedish biofuel in 2021

The Swedish Energy Agency has approved funding for a preparatory study on testing of aviation jet fuel based on Swedish forest waste products. This prestudy is intended to facilitate, and minimise the risks of, the first commercial plant for production of biofuels for jet aviation, based on forest residues in Sweden.

Bio-based solutions for adhesives and paints

Present-day adhesive and paint products are largely based on components of fossil origin. By basing more components on forest raw materials, future adhesive and paint can be made fossil-free. The purpose of the Adhesives and Paints project is to replace fossil components with bio-based solutions.