Fashionable is... be sustainable? We say yes, what about you?

Set a new pace of change. Add value from biological resources. Develop alternatives to fossil-based materials. Be@t, a name that refers to the English notation bioeconomy at textiles, brings together entities in search of solutions for the reconversion of the textile and clothing sector in areas such as traceability and transparency, ecodesign and ecoengineering, impact and new sustainability metrics.

The integrated Project Be@T – Bioeconomy for Textiles and Clothing, is led by CITEVE – Technological Center for the Textile and Clothing Industries of Portugal, and has the participation of 54 entities including companies, universities, technology centers and other entities.

The objective of Be@t is to promote and value the bioeconomy for the Textile and Clothing sector, with the goal of accelerate the production of high value-added products from biological resources, as an alternative to fossil-based materials, namely:
  • Develop new products and textile materials of biological origin, renewable and with better environmental labels;
  • Explore innovative eco-design and ecoengineering approaches to ensure the circularity of textile products;
  • Promote reuse, collection and recycling of textiles, as well as effective regional policies to implement circular value chains;
  • Contribute to a culture of sustainability and responsible consumption.

This project has four pillars:
  • Biomaterials;
  • Circularity;
  • Sustainability;
  • Society.
LIPOR participates in 3 measures of the Circularity pillar, where, together with other partners, it will develop and install a pilot unit for sorting textiles and textile waste. It is expected to find solutions for automatic sorting with a scanning system for identifying cellulosic-based fibers, as well as identifying polychromatic pieces such as checkers stripes, prints, and various patterns, and identifying and removing accessories such as zippers and buttons.

Project duration: 
July, 1 2022 to December 31, 2025


Co-financed by Component 12 – Promotion of a Sustainable Bioeconomy, integrated in the Climate Transition Dimension of the Recovery and Resilience Plan within the scope of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism (MRR) of the European Union (EU), framed in the Next Generation EU, for the period of 2021 – 2026.

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