Category Lignin Club Members – Recent activities

Recent news and activities by Lignin Club members

UPM invests 550 MEUR to develop sustainable solutions

UPM enters the biochemicals business by investing in a biorefinery at Leuna, Germany. The refinery will focus on producing wood-based biochemicals including bio-monoetyhlene glycol (MEG) and lignin-based functional fillers. In addition, the biorefinery will produce bio-monopropylene glycol (BioMPG) and industrial… Continue Reading →

Frost & Sullivan awards MetGen for its enzyme technologies

Frost & Sullivan has awarded MetGen with the 2019 European Technology Innovation Awards for its enzyme technologies. The award goes to MetGen’s METNIN™ and ENZINE® .  METNIN™ facilitates complete lignin valorisation while  ENZINE®  can be used to improve any enzyme during… Continue Reading →

CH-Bioforce’s new article emphasizes lignin as a climate-neutral raw material

CH-Bioforce, a Lignin Club member, has released a new article emphasizing the increasing focus from the industry towards renewable and biodegradable raw materials. The company with their fractionation technology produces dissolving pulp, polymeric hemicellulose and sulphur-free lignin from biomass close to their natural… Continue Reading →

Stora Enso to build a pilot facility for production of lignin-based carbon materials

Stora Enso is investing EUR 10 million to build a pilot facility that will produce lignin-based carbon materials. The company is producing lignin at their Sunila Mill undee the brand name Lineo™ which is used as a renewable alternative for… Continue Reading →

CH-Bioforce receives over €2 million grant from EU’s horizon 2020

European Union’s Horizon 2020 SME programme has granted significant funding to CH-Bioforce for further development of the company’s sulphur-free biomass fractionation technology. The project has been allocated a total budget of over €3 million and will run from March 2019 to February 2021… Continue Reading →

Fortum’s development project aims for global bioproduct markets

Fortum is launching a significant development project, aiming to produce high-value added products from agriculture residues and woody biomass. The 2-year project is supported by Business Finland fro 14.4 million-euros. During this time span, Fortum and its partners will conduct… Continue Reading →

MetGen joins integrated biorefinery flagship project with four novel enzymatic technologies

MetGen, industrial enzyme solution provider, announced their participation to  partially publicly funded EU Flagship project SWEETWOODS. SWEETWOODS is a 43-million-euro joint pilot project and it has recently been granted 21 million euros in funding from EU’s Horizon 2020 programme’s Bio-Based Industries… Continue Reading →

Stora Enso launches Lineo, lignin product to replace fossil-based materials

Stora Enso has launched Lineo, a lignin product,  as renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials. They have been producing kraft lignin at industrial scale at their Sunila pulp mill in Finland since 2015 with 50 000 tonnes per year capacity…. Continue Reading →

UPM Biochemicals evaluates the potential of building a biorefinery in Germany

  UPM Biochemicals moves forward with biochemicals business by evaluating the potential of building a biorefinery in the Chemical Park Frankfurt-Höchst in Germany. The new biorefinery would combine novel technologies with wood coming from sustainably managed forests in Central Europe…. Continue Reading →

Sweetwater Energy licences MetGen’s groundbreaking lignin fraction technology

Sweetwater Energy,Inc., a renewable bio-products producer based in Rochester NY, has signed a licensing and joint technology development agreement with the Finnish company MetGen Oy.  The collaboration is expected to open doors in developing high value lignin-based products ranging from… Continue Reading →

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