Introducing the UNLOCK project Podcast: Unlocking the potential of feathers!

We are excited to announce the UNLOCK podcast, – a podcast series that is hosted by Greenovate! Europe and aims to discover the innovative UNLOCK project. The UNLOCK project is funded by Horizon 2020 under the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU). Through the UNLOCK podcast, we aim to explore the untapped potential of poultry feathers. […]

ACUDAM has started trial production of forestry trays and seedbeds with UNLOCK materials

ACUDAM started testing the thermoforming procedures of first UNLOCK project samples. The UNLOCK project focuses on valorizing the enormous amount of waste feathers generated by the European poultry sector. It aims to optimize feather conversion technologies and develops end products for agriculture, which creates a sustainable value chain and also promotes soil health and biodiversity […]

Earth Day 22 April – UNLOCK’s environmental benefits

Tomorrow 22 April will be Earth Day, a time dedicated to raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting sustainable practices to protect our planet. As we reflect on the impact that human activities have on the Earth, it’s important to consider how we can shift towards more sustainable and circular economic models that minimise waste […]

<strong>The potential of feathers is being UNLOCKED!</strong>

The objective of the UNLOCK project is to design and demonstrate economically and environmentally sustainable supply-chains for a feather-based bioeconomy which will generate innovative functional materials for agricultural applications. Fig. 01. Plantation of broccoli using UNLOCK materials: mulch films and geotextiles.   Sustainable keratin-based end-products such as forest and seed trays, mulch films, hydroponic foams […]

<strong>First reports available on feather supply and value chains</strong>

The first three public Deliverables from the UNLOCK project are now available, bringing first results to the public and stakeholders. The Deliverables, produced by Farrelly & Mitchell Consultants and available in Resources, explore feather waste availability, the feather-based economy, and feather supply chains. D2.1 – Analysis of feather waste sources and management in the EU […]

UNLOCK featured in Horticultura magazine

UNLOCK project partner, AIMPLAS, have prepared an article for the Spanish publication, Horticultura, a national magazine specialised in the horticulture sector. The article (in Spanish), ‘Development of foams for hydroponic crops, from the residues of feathers from the poultry industry‘, presents progress in UNLOCK’s hydroponic foam development. AIMPLAS is leading this development and validation with […]

Video: Discover the UNLOCK Project

The UNLOCK project is designing and demonstrateing an economically and environmentally sustainable supply-chain for a feather-based bioeconomy which will generate innovative functional materials for agricultural applications. Find out more about the project’s aims in our new project video, below! UNLOCK has received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 […]