CelluComp is a material science company producing Curran®, a nano-fibre product made from agri-food waste streams from root crop.
The principal activity is to develop and commercialise Curran®, a material derived from the extraction of nano-cellulose fibres of root vegetables. Curran® offers exceptional rheological and mechanical properties for numerous applications, such as paints and coatings, personal care, home care, cosmetics, concrete, drilling fluids, composites and other potential uses.

Resources needed

Partly funded by Zero Waste Scotland who supports the delivery of a Circular Economy strategy and other low carbon and resource efficiency policy priorities. The organisation supports initiatives which aim at improving the use of resources.

Evidence of success

The results include:
- The creation of new jobs
- The lifecycle analysis on paint coating processes
- Water Recycling proved possible.
- Creation of enzymes to produce Curran®

Potential for learning or transfer

This Good Practice should interest other regions because it constitutes a role model for recovering value from biological resources and turning them into innovative products aligned with the local resources and Circular Economy dynamics. Supporting research centers and industries in using local organic resources reinforces the construction sector. CelluComp is thus introducing a new and profitable use of a bio-based material and has the potential to offer further opportunities based on its processing residues. By transforming the wastes from Curran® manufacturing into high-value materials or animal feeds, CelluComp becomes a successful example of the use of bio-based resources which further enhances economic value and embeds the circular approach.
Project
Main institution
CelluComp
Location
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Start Date
January 2015
End Date
Ongoing

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