In BoostLab2 and in BoostLab3, future technologies will be developed to facilitate a sustainable circular economy of composite materials, BoostLab2, and biofunctionally integrated materials with high added value, BoostLab3.
BoostLab 3 focuses on the development of future technologies for a biological transformation of industries based on a scalable and bio-compatible production technology that allows bio-functionalities, tailored biobricks, to be integrated in and on the material.
The goal of BoostLab3 is the functionalization of industrial materials, such as steel, titanium, aluminum, copper, plastics, glass, ceramics, with biological, physical and chemical functionalities, for example antibacterial and superhydrophobic features as well as thin coatings, through scalable production technologies that are tailored specifically to the functionalities. The different functionalities are mediated by biological, physical and chemical functional building blocks, FBS.
In the project, the FBSs will be developed, organized into modular toolboxes, biological, physical and chemical toolboxes, according to their functionality, and coupled with material-specific adhesion promotors, from an established adhesion promotor toolbox, more than 100 adhesion promotor constructs are available, to form bifunctional building blocks, BF-BG. The adhesion promotors of the BF-BGs facilitate the application of the biological, physical and chemical functionalities to the different materials in an efficient, scalable and sustainable manner. In the second Bio4MatPro project phase from the year 2026 to 2031, it is planned to make the developed technologies generally available in the Rhenish Mining Area, in order to enable companies to use the technologies and products easily and without a high financial risk for their own products and applications within the framework of the planned launch center.
January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2026