Mistra STEPS

Sustainable Plastics and Transition Pathways

This programme aims to develop plastics based on biological feedstocks. In Sweden, forests are a conceivable source of raw materials, while in other parts of the world they could come from agricultural products or algae. The transition to biobased production should be guided by systems thinking, taking account of factors such as energy consumption and the use of various additives.


Read more on the programme’s website


  • Duration: 2016–2020
  • Mistra funding: SEK 45 million
  • Host: Lund University
Events during the year
  • In March, a research group at Lund University was put in charge of the programme, in competition with other applicants.

  • The programme started in the autumn, with Rajni Hatti-Kaul at Lund University as programme director.