Bio NIPU aims to develop bio-based and non-toxic polyurethane via isocyanate free synthesis for end products in the textile and elastomer industry. Fully renewable resources, such as residues from sugar refineries and from the production of bio-fuel, natural oils and fats, are used to develop bio-based polyurethane.
The Interreg programme between Flanders and the Netherlands is implemented on the territory of (parts of) the five Flemish provinces and the three southern Dutch provinces. In Flanders these are the provinces of Antwerp, Limburg, East Flanders, Flemish Brabant (only the district of Leuven) and West Flanders (with the exception of the districts of Veurne and Ypres). On the Dutch side, the area consists of the provinces of Limburg, North Brabant and Zeeland.
The cross-border character of an Interreg project is essential.
On a total budget of € 1,826,072.16 Interreg contributes € 913,036.09 (50%).
The project starts on September 1st, 2019 and will end on August 31st, 2022