Woodoo: molecularly enhanced advanced wood materials
SDG’s of application
The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.
Offers from WOODOO
Woodoo's patented process offers to transform low grade wood such as poplar, aspen, birch, into advanced materials for the automotive and building industries. The process offers to remove lignin from the cellular scaffold, to be replaced by a bio-based polymer providing it new physical and optical properties. Weatherproof, fire-resistant, sturdier, lightweight and translucent, it features a carbon footprint twice lower than concrete, 130 times lower than steel, and 250 times lower than carbon fiber. Initiated at Harvard University, the innovation received 23 international awards in 2017 including MIT European Innovator of the Year, WEF Global Shaper, CleanTech Open Global Ideas, Climate KIC and the European Commission.