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RenCom starts production of lignin-based material Renol®, to replace fossil-based plastics, with a capacity of more than 1000 tonnes/year

RenCom’s patented technology is based on lignin, a by-product from the forest industry, transforming it into a high-performance renewable material that will replace plastics. Renol® can be used in ratios up to 50 % in applications such as films (shopping… Continue Reading →

A new way to make wood transparent, stronger and lighter than glass

The conventional method for making wood transparent involves using chemicals to remove the lignin—a process that takes a long time, produces a lot of liquid waste and results in weaker wood. In this new effort, the researchers have found a… Continue Reading →

Edible shock- and heat-resistant wood foam could replace plastic packaging

A new bio-based material could replace substances such as Styrofoam and bubble wrap. Artificial intelligence is being used to the development of the material. Continue to original story…

Sekab and Praj Industries collaborates to produce sustainable biofuels and chemicals

Sekab E-technology AB and Praj industries, India have signed a collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize CelluAPP® technology platform developed by Sekab to produce biofuels and biochemicals. Praj Industries operates in over 75 countries and experienced in delivering ethanol production… Continue Reading →

Coperion supports RenCom in production of lignin-based biomaterial “Renol”

RenCom will be using Coperion’s twin screw extrusion system to produce RENOL®. Starting late 2020, RenCom aims to produce up to 1000 ton RENOL®. RenCom’s patented technology converts lignin into renewable and biodegradable biomaterial that can substitute fossil based plastics. Continue to original story…… Continue Reading →

Bloom Biorenewables secures 2.9M€ fundraising for pilot scale production and signs partnership agreement with Yokogawa

Lead investment from Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a worldwide leader in automation of industrial production processes,  brings Bloom Biorenewables seed funding round to a total of 2.9M€. Bloom’s patented technology prevents lignin from condensing during extraction. The investment will be used… Continue Reading →

Avantium awarded €0.5 million funding to develop lignin based asphalt

In the Netherlands, Avantium awarded €0.5 million through their participation in the CHAPLIN XL project funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency to develop lignin as a substitute for fossil-based bitumen in asphalt. Avantium’s Dawn technology converts agricultural and forestry residues… Continue Reading →

Canada launches EOI aiming for $1 million joint investment for lignin

In Canada, Nextfor launched a series of forums targeting lignin product development in Canada and Ontario. Industry leaders identified three lignin opportunity areas for commercialization: Polymers & Fine Chemicals, Resins & Adhesives and Thermoplastics & Composites. An EOI have been… Continue Reading →

Sekab and Peab Asfalt replaces a fraction of bitumen with softwood lignin

Sekab and Peab Asfalt replaced a fraction of the oil-based bitumen with softwood lignin on a road in Sweden. Peab Asfalt and Sekab are one of the eleven partners of the EU industrial development project Rewofuel. As part of the… Continue Reading →

Borregaard’s Dustex is verified for USDA certified Biobased Product Label

Borregaard’s Dustex, binder for road and soil dust control, has received  U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label, with 100% biobased content. Borregaard’s Dustex replaces oil-based alternatives for dust suppression and reduces the need for watering by up to… Continue Reading →

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