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Segezha Group is opening a new industrial facility to produce dry lignosulphonate at Sokolsky PPM in Vologda, Russia

Segezha Group (part of Sistema JSFC), plans to install a drier for the production of dry lignosulphonate at Sokolsky PPM PJSC in Vologda Region. The design process of the new industrial facility is in its last stages. The equipment is expected… Continue Reading →

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors and Prisma Renewable Composites Collaborate utilise lignin-based material in automotive interiors

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) and Prisma Renewable Composites announced that the companies have signed an agreement that gives YFAI exclusive use of Prisma’s lignin-based material to develop automotive interiors. Prisma’s  BioLAN is based on lignin and it is a sustainable… Continue Reading →

Attis Industries partners with Iowa State University to research lignin-based carbon fiber

Attis Industries has partnered with Iowa State University to develop carbon fibers from its melt-flowable lignin. The funded research program will focus on laboratory and pilot testing of Attis’s lignin aiming to meet the industry standard carbon fiber requirements in… Continue Reading →

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 →

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