Katarina Ohlsson leads the Lignin unit. She holds a PhD in Polymer Technology from KTH and has experience from the industry as a polymer specialist.
The Lignin unit works with the development of lignin's different value chains from separation and fractionation to different application areas such as bioplastics, coatings, adhesives and carbon fiber. The unit's work contributes to the material transition from fossil-based materials to lignin-based alternatives. The test bed LignoCity in Värmland offers start-up support and access to pilot facilities for SMEs. LignoCity is an important partner in scaling up of sustainable processes and can produce tailor-made lignin in ton scale.