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Unlocking a feather bioeconomy for keratin-based agricultural products

Challenge: Feathers contain 90% keratin and can be a valuable input for the production of biodegradable materials. Currently though only about a quarter of waste feathers are valorised by the European poultry sector.

Solution: The UNLOCK project will valorise chicken feathers to manufacture high-added value bio-based products for agricultural applications.

Duration: May 2021 – April 2025

Our role

G!E leads the project communication & dissemination activities, promoting the project results around Europe. We work with our member Atlantis Environment & Innovation who are leading the exploitation of the project results.

Contact: Merel Leithaus

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