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BioLi2.0 – from lignin to biobased fuels and chemicals

The strategic innovation project “BioLi2.0 – from lignin to biobased fuels and chemicals” is a partnership between companies, research institutes and academia with the aim of developing processes for production of fuels and chemicals based on renewable lignin as a replacement for fossil, petroleum-based products.

Lignin

Aim and goal

A partnership between companies, research institutes and academia have the aim of developing processes for production of fuels and chemicals based on renewable lignin as a replacement for fossil, petroleum-based products. One goal of the project is to develop selected technologies and establish value chains for lignin, as well as to increase the level of technological maturity, i.e. from small-scale development to demonstration of a prototype in a relevant industrial environment.

Challenge

Oil use in the world is steadily increasing. In order to meet the challenge of increased carbon dioxide emissions, increased use of renewable raw materials with shorter circulation time is required.

Solution

In addition to further development and upscaling of new processes, the project will also evaluate the technical and financial requirements of various value chains. The project will assist in the creation of an initial demonstration facility that will demonstrate a full value chain from lignin to end product, in the form of chemicals or fuels, in operation in Sweden within five years from project launch.

Effect

The use of lignin from forest raw materials is expected to contribute to increased sustainability in Swedish society in many ways:

  • A reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector and chemical products
  • A replacement of fossil raw materials with renewable material helps to increase sustainability
  • A greater security of energy supply through the use of national resources and raw materials
  • An opportunity for new business for the stakeholder industries (mainly the forestry sector and petrochemical industry in the refinery sector)
  • A potential to exploit the developed technology in order to also exploit other lignin sources from other processes

 

Contact

Katarina Ohlsson
+46 8 676 7217
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Facts

RISE Bioeconomy is managing the project

The project runs from August 2016 to December 2018

Total budget is 36 Mkr.

The project is being carried out by 23 parties from companies, research institutes and academia in Sweden.

The project is being financed by Vinnova, the Swedish Research Council Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency, along with the participating project parties