Author Nhi Le

UPM launches UPM BioMotion™ Renewable Functional Fillers (RFF) – a renewable product to significantly reduce CO₂ footprint of rubber and plastics applications

UPM BioMotion™ Renewable Functional Fillers (RFF) represent UPM’s latest revolutionary development in sustainable solutions. They address the urgent need to reduce CO₂ emissions of rubber and plastics products by offering a truly sustainable alternative to fossil-based carbon black and precipitated… Continue Reading →

In Peab Asfalt’s pilot project part of the bitumen is substituted with biobased lignin from St1

Peab Asfalt one of the biggest construction groups in the Nordic countries, invests heavily in the implementation of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. The most recent environmental act from Peab Asfalt’s was the start of ECO-Asfalt™ production in Finland this… Continue Reading →

Valmet to rebuild pretreatment system for RE Energy’s biorefinery in Denmark

Valmet will rebuild the pretreatment system for RE Energy’s biorefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2021 and the delivery is planned for the first half of 2022. The value of… Continue Reading →

Lignin pilot projects in Canadian cities pave way for greener roads

The northern Ontario City of Thunder Bay is looking to become the second Canadian municipality to pave its roads with the complex organic polymer lignin, an experimental “green asphalt” that is a forestry byproduct from the pulp making process. Continue… Continue Reading →

The fungal factories growing next-generation bio-compounds

In order to significantly cut harmful emissions and encourage greener industrial practices, Europe is transitioning to a bio-based economy. This means moving away from chemical processes based on fossil fuels, and towards biological processes based on renewable resources. With this… Continue Reading →

Blue Biofuels Files Two New Patents on the Production of Lignin and Nanocellulose from its CTS Technology

Blue Biofuels, Inc. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it filed two more patents that follow on the granted patent and three previously filed patents pending to its Cellulose-to-Sugar (“CTS”) technology system. Continue to the original story…

Bio-based coating for wood outperforms traditional synthetic options

Researchers turn a non-toxic residue into wood coating that resists abrasion, stain, and sunlight. Continue to the original story…

Stora Enso’s pilot plant for producing lignin-based carbon materials for batteries is now operational

Stora Enso’s pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials from lignin has started operations. This follows the company’s EUR 10 million investment announced in 2019. Pilot production of Lignode® by Stora Enso, wood-based carbon for batteries, is currently being ramped… Continue Reading →

Vertoro scores $2.4M EU grant for lignin/2G ethanol plant in Rotterdam

In the Netherlands, Ship & Bunker reports that Vertoro has won a EUR2 million grant from the ReactEU program to build a 50,000 metric ton cellulosic ethanol facility and 125,000 ton lignin-based Goldilocks crude oil facility in Rotterdam. The project… Continue Reading →

The VIOBOND consortium will replace fossil resources with renewable lignin in everyday consumer products

Project was selected in the frame of HORIZON Europe programme for research and innovation and aims to take significant commercialization steps based on the natural wood component lignin, creating industrial technologies for a significant reduction of the share of fossil… Continue Reading →

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