November 13 - November 19, 2016

A group of Dutch universities and businesses joined forces to create what they call the world’s first “biobridge,” in this case a footbridge incorporating very strong girders made from environmentally friendly biocomposite materials. Is technology like this likely to be scaled up for larger infrastructure uses?


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Yes, with technological advancements and ongoing testing, safe alternative heavy-duty materials are possible. 58%
No, no matter how they are treated, natural fibers will never be as strong as steel and concrete. 42%


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Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Bio-based materials; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America
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