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Research from FFPRI shows that lignin lightens the load in thermoset composites

A research consortium in Japan, headed by  Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) is developing lignin based applications; hybrid films, flexible electronic devices, gasket materials and carbon fiber. Miyagi Kasei Co, a consortium member has teamed up with Mitsuoka Motor… Continue Reading →

ORNL researchers create 3D printing material from lignin

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, have developed a 3D printing material based on lignin which is a renewable feedstock. Researchers at ORNL combined a a melt-stable hardwood lignin with low-melting nylon and carbon fiber. Combining the lignin with nylon… Continue Reading →

Domtar invests in Prisma Renewable Composites: Step forward in lignin development

Domtar recently made an investment in Prisma Renewable Composites as a step forward in lignin development and commercializing lignin-based applications. Prisma Renewable Composites produces advanced materials from lignin and other natural resources.With this investment Domtar aims to help commercialize lignin-based… Continue Reading →

LignoValue Pilot project by VITO and partners is launched

Biorizon co-initiator VITO and partners have recently launched the EFRO LignoValue Pilot project for the production of bio-aromatics from lignin/wood. The € 4.3 million project is expected to be functioning by Q1 2021. The LignoValue Pilot with capacity of ± 200… Continue Reading →

Rottneros to build new lignin plant for biofuels at its pulp mill in Vallvik, Sweden

Preem, RenFuel and Rottneros are in collaboration assessing the construction of one of it’s kind lignin plant for biofuels, at the pulp mill in Vallvik, Söderhamn. The plant is expected to be completed in 2021, producing 25,000-30,000 tonnes of lignin…. Continue Reading →

Sweetwater and Graanul announce first commercial biorefinery for cellulosic sugars and lignin

Sweetwater Energy and AS Graanul Invest will build a commercial scale biorefinery that will produce clean cellulosic sugars and highly pure lignin from 50,000 tons of local hardwood each year. The plant will utilise Sweetwater’s Sunburst pretreatment technology which uses… Continue Reading →

Lignin-based graphene from Domtar and USDA

Domtar’s Biomaterials team in collaboration with United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Products Laboratory have developed a way to produce graphene from lignin. Graphene, made up of a single layer of graphite, is remarkably strong and light. A sheet of… Continue Reading →

Domtar introduces lignin pellets in collaboration with National Research Council Canada (NRC)

Domtar’s research team developed lignin pellets and lignin-polymer compound pellets in collaboration with National Research Council Canada (CNC). They have recently installed a demonstration plant in Ontorio to further develop lignin pellets as a bioalternative to plastic and chemicals as… Continue Reading →

BC Innovation Council awards innovation grant for lignin-based filaments

British Columbia’s BC Innovation Council has awarded $300,000 for the development of lignin-based filaments through their fourth Ignite Awards. The grant went to Darrel Fry from Advanced BioCarbon 3D and Jason Taylor from Selkirk College. They will be developing biodegradable 3D… Continue Reading →

Researchers develop lignin-based binder for primer formulations

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Bremen have developed lignin-based binder to be used in paint primer formulations. So far, the focus has been producing lignin monomeric starting materials that has the same… Continue Reading →

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