Aims and objectives


Rehap aims to strengthen the European bio-economy industry by creating novel materials from agricultural and forestry waste, and considering how they can be used commercially in the green building sector.


  • Develop methods to convert natural wastes into sustainable polyurethanes. These can be used to develop insulation foams and adhesives, as well as fire retardant products.
  • Develop new high-performance bio-resins to produce eco-friendly wooden panels.
  • Produce eco-friendly sustainable cement with improved properties.
  • Design and assemble an environmentally sustainable and fire resistant construction solution.
  • Demonstrate the development of eco-friendly products and their sustainability and business potential compared to existing solutions.

Methodology – how it will deliver

Stage 1:
  • Purification of platforms from wastes
  • Development of building blocks and resins
  • Development of fire retardants
Stage 2:
  • Up-scaling of chemical and enzymatic processes
  • Development of lab-scale products
Stage 3:
  • Manufacturing of materials and products at small scale plant
Stage 4:
  • Manufacturing of materials and products at pilot scale
Stage 5 (post-project):
  • Replication and commercialisation

Meeting EC targets – Creating sustainable patterns of consumption and production

The new processes developed within the REHAP project will facilitate a significant step towards a better use of natural resources and thus will help to reach the three priorities of the Europe 2020 Strategy:• Smart growth through the development of an economy based on knowledge and innovation• Sustainable growth promoting a resource-efficient, green and more competitive economy• Inclusive growth fostering a high-employment economy


• Decreased use of fossil resources and energy in the process industry

• Creation of new jobs in the bio-based products sector

• Improved innovation capacity and the integration of new knowledge at EU level

• Improved industrial competitiveness