BioWILL

BioWILL focuses on Integrated "Zero Waste" Biorefinery utilising all fractions of Willow feedstock for the production of high to medium based Bio-Chemicals/Materials and Renewable Energy. BioWILL will deliver a biorefinery model for Northwest Europe using Willow, by producing high value salicylates from willow bark for medical applications. The bark residue and bark-free willow pulp will be converted into safe food quality packaging material to replace fossil derived plastics. The end of life packaging will be hydrolysed and used as a feedstock in an innovative bio-energy anaerobic digestion system producing biogas suitable for grid injection.

Quick Facts

Start

2019

End

2022

Funded By

The European Union, Industry Partners and Others (€ 3.7m)

Researchers

Dr David Wall, Dr Chen Deng, Prof Jerry D Murphy

Platform

Circular Economy, Climate Action

Challenge

Energy, Materials