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Production of lignin-based batteries

13 September, 2021

Stora Enso has begun the development of new environment friendly batteries for electric vehicles, consumer electronics and large energy storage systems. What makes it extra special is the fact that it is made by the wood-based material lignin. During the next ten years the global market for batteries is expected to increase tenfold. The increased…

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An exciting new way of producing biomass is being scaled up

9 October, 2020

The innovative London-based company Lixea has a new and revolutionary method of separating different types of biomass. Recently, the European Union has granted Lixea SEK 25 million to build and develop a pilot plant in Bäckhammar, Sweden to scale up the process. “We are very excited about building our pilot plant in Bäckhammar. The synergies with…

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High-Performance Lignin Challenge

22 June, 2020

Canadian CRIBE and Nextfor is challenging companies to participate in an international competition for the commercialization of lignin – a woodbased material that can be used for a variety of biological products. The vinners will recive a spot in a million dollar project. Throughout the Canadian forest sector, Lignin has traditionally been treated as low-quality,…

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Forest material can be used as UV and fire protection

20 April, 2020

Lignin is a unique material found in all trees and plants; it possesses many properties. In addition to being used for green carbon fibre, biofuels and as a binder in a variety of products, it also has properties such as UV and fire protection. “What makes lignin unique is that the molecule has a variety…

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Unique meetings ensure future competence

18 December, 2019

Two times a year, Swedish engineer students and the forest industry get a unique opportunity to meet. By inviting students to prominent workplaces, they get a glimpse of possible careers in a growing branch in search of new skills. And it is effective: the study trip leaves 95% interested in working in the industry. As…

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