Biofore Concept showcases the use of biomaterials in car manufacturing
The Biofore has been built by students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
It's makers say the Biofore has improved "overall environmental performance"
Despite its greener credentials, the students say the Biofore doesn't compromise on safety
The Biofore features a minimalist look inside, with few buttons and a central screen
Exterior panels, including the doors, are formed from a renewable biocomposite material
The Biofore uses a 1.2-litre diesel engine for power
The car is claimed to be 150kg lighter than an equivalent using conventional materials
The interior features a floor, centre console and door panels that are made from thermoformable wood
Wood-based renewable diesel is used to fuel the Biofore's engine
The new Biofore Concept, designed to showcase the use of renewable 'biomaterials' in the automotive industry, has been revealed at the Geneva motor show.
Built by students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, the concept uses renewable biocomposite and thermoformable wood materials where plastic would conventionally be employed.
This allows the Biofore concept to offer an improved "overall environmental performance", while reputedly not compromising on quality or safety.
It's claimed that the use of recyclable materials also cuts the weight of the Biofore concept by 150kg compared to an equivalent made from conventional materials.
Power comes from a 1.2-litre diesel engine that uses wood-based renewable diesel, further decreasing the environmental impact of the Biofore.