Novum project to improve sustainability with cellulose bioprinting

NOVUM, an EU-funded project that is part of the Horizon 2020 program, is producing components from cellulose-based materials by 3D printing for use within several diverse industries.

The project aims to address the growing global awareness around resource sufficiency, climate change mitigation, and the circular economy, by exploring cellulose as a substitute for fossil-based materials for applications within the automotive, marine, and electrical insulation sectors.

Comprised of 10 different partners spanning various levels of the value chain, the project involves the development of cellulose-based materials optimized for 3D printing and the construction of a pilot line to demonstrate the printed components.