Category Lignin Club Members – Recent activities

Recent news and activities by Lignin Club members

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 →

Valmet to supply technology for Spinnova-Suzano joint venture textile fibre factory in Finland

Valmet will supply drying technology to Spinnova-Suzano joint venture textile fibre factory in Jyväskylä, Finland. The facility, producing SPINNOVA® fibre, is the first step towards scaling production volumes to one million tonnes annually within ten years. Spinnova’s annual capacity could… Continue Reading →

Avantium and Roelofs construct the world’s first test road with lignin produced in the Netherlands

Infrastructure company Roelofs today starts the construction of the world’s first test road made from bio-asphalt with Dutch lignin. This lignin is produced by Avantium, a leading technology company in renewable chemistry. The fully plant-based lignin is used as a… Continue Reading →

Peab continues its journey towards climate-improved asphalt with Stora Enso’s lignin

In collaboration with Järfälla municipality close to Stockholm in Sweden, Peab Asfalt is paving another test section with lignin on Viksjöleden road. Lignin is wood’s natural binder. It can be used to partially replace oil-based bitumen, with significant environmental and… Continue Reading →

Sekab and Vertoro to build large-scale demonstration plant to produce a new platform for sustainable fuels, chemicals, and materials

Sekab and Vertoro have begun the construction of a demonstration facility in Örnsköldsvik. In the plant, biomass, lignin or residues from the paper and pulp and forestry industry will be converted into Goldilocks®, a proprietary blend of ethanol and soluble… Continue Reading →

Stora Enso partners with Vogue Scandinavia for eco-friendly fashion media

Stora Enso and Vogue Scandinavia have formed a strategic partnership to replace plastics in magazine packaging. As a part of the partnership, Stora Enso will provide Vogue Scandinavia with sustainability and packaging design expertise. A renewable, carbon neutral eco-package concept… Continue Reading →

Stora Enso launches bio-based binder for safe and healthy everyday living

Stora Enso is today launching its latest lignin-based innovation, NeoLigno® by Stora Enso. NeoLigno is a fully bio-based binder system without formaldehyde and isocyanates, thus, providing healthier indoor and working environments. Continue to original story…

Montinutra got an industrial anchor investor Metsä Spring on board.

Metsä Spring invests in Montinutra, a startup that commercialises wood extracts. Continue to original story…

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