Category Lignin Club Members – Recent activities

Recent news and activities by Lignin Club members

SWEETWOODS delivers first tons of high purity lignin and wood sugars

The flagship of SWEETWOODS has reached its first milestones with industrially representative samples of high purity lignin and wood sugars available at the ton scale for testing at novel value chains. Continue to original story…

Straw-based textile fibre by Fortum Bio2X debuts in an international fashion event

A fashion collection made of Bio2™Textile, the straw-based textile fibre developed by Fortum Bio2X, will premiere in the online event of one of the most significant fashion weeks for men, Pitti Uomo. The collection was designed by an award-winning Finnish… Continue Reading →

LignoPure secures € 2.2 Million seed round with High-Tech Gründerfonds, Innovationsstarter Fonds Hamburg GmbH (IFH) and Swiss Holding Tanovis AG

LignoPure invented a unique approach to replace plastics through utilization of wood waste and the team just closed its seed round with HTGF, IFH and Tanovis AG to scale its own technology for the transformation of lignin – a byproduct… Continue Reading →

UPM Biochemicals grows lignin business with new Domtar supply agreement

UPM and the US-based pulp and paper producer Domtar Paper Company LLC have signed an agreement for UPM to acquire the total annual kraft lignin production of Domtar’s Plymouth Mill in North Carolina, USA as of January 2021. This step… Continue Reading →

Breakthroughs in lignin value chain in cooperation with Prefere Resins

UPM is a pioneer in decades-long research on the utilisation of lignin in resins, adhesives, bioplastics and polyurethanes, for example. Since 2017, lignin has been used as part of the WISA BioBond gluing technology in UPM Plywood’s production. As of… Continue Reading →

Stora Enso and Cordenka to develop bio-based carbon fiber materials

Stora Enso and Cordenka have signed a joint development agreement to develop precursors for bio-based carbon fiber production. Stora Enso has been developing bio-based carbon fiber production from e.g. dissolving pulp and lignin at laboratory scale. The joint development with… Continue Reading →

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 →

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