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Recent news and activities by Lignin Club members

Stora Enso’s wood-based battery material wins Metsä360 award

Stora Enso’s bio-based battery material Lignode® by Stora Enso has won the Metsä360 award in Finland. The EUR 30 000 prize, funded by the Marjatta and Eino Kolli Foundation was granted for the second time, was announced at the Lahti… Continue Reading →

Finnish cleantech company MetGen has won EU’s Innovation Radar Prize 2021

The European Commission awarded prizes to Europe’s most promising innovations that have emerged from EU-funded research and innovation projects. MetGen from Finland was awarded the overall 2021 Innovation Radar Prize for their game-changing bio-based solution to replace petrochemical wax-based solutions… Continue Reading →

Coca-Cola, Changchun Meihe and UPM Cooperate to Commercialize Next-Generation Biomaterials

The Coca-Cola Company, Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM today announced the first planned commercialization of technologies to efficiently convert second-generation biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG). Continue to the original story…

Maersk invests in Vertoro to develop green lignin marine fuels

Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk, invests in Vertoro – a Dutch start-up focused on developing liquid lignin technology which can be used as a marine fuel. Continue to the original story…

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 →

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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