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Lignin Club Members – Recent activities

Recent news and activities by Lignin Club members

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 →

Montisera was awarded the Most Promising Growth Company of the Finnish Bioeconomy

Montisera, one of our Lignin Club members, was awarded the Most Promising Growth Company of the Finnish Bioeconomy at Kasvu Open 2017. Kasvu Open gathers growth professionals, investors and other partners together into one solid network, where growth companies have an opportunity… Continue Reading →

Concrete plasticisers from lignin

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a novel technology, LigniOx, to convert lignin water-soluble by means of oxygen oxidation. VTT’s water-soluble lignin has proven to work particularly well as a concrete plasticiser, outperforming commercial lignosulphonate-based plasticisers. VTT continues… Continue Reading →

Sappi partners with CellMark for lignin sales

Sappi Biotech, the world’s largest producer of lignosulphonates and a Lignin Club member, has appointed CellMark as the non-exclusive sales agent for Sappi’s Hansa lignin products. The Hansa lignin product family includes different types of lignosulphonates produced in liquid and… Continue Reading →

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