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Recent news and activities by Lignin Club members

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 →

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 →

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