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Development of ligand bioplastic products

LignoCity is of today the only establishment in the world to implement flexible production of lignin tailored qualities - and enough so for up-scaling. Lignin is a material with potential to be used in a wide range of products, from bio-fuels and bioplastics, to glue, paint and carbon fibre.

LignoCity is a test bed available to all companies looking to evaluate and verify new concepts for refining lignin. The heart of LignoCity is RISE LignoDemo - a demonstation plant for separation of lignin, in conjuction with Nordic Paper factory. The production capacity can reach up to 6-8 kilotons of lignin/year and the establishment consists partly but not limited to:   

  • Equipment for precipitating lignin from black liquor
  • Band-press filter and filterpress for cleaning and dewatering
  • Pump-loop with a powderdistributor and a tank with heating and stirring abilities

Here at LignoCity companies can develop, and scale up, technology for seperating and refining lignin with the use of newly developed and eco-friendly chemicals, fuels and materials. 

The test bed involves industrial and social participants, amongst them local participants such as Nordic Paper, RenFuel AB, Paper Province, Karlstad University and Kristinehamn County. 


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Testbed category

Isolated testbeds (IT)


Pulp, paper and packaging



Strategic innovation program



Region Värmland

Visiting address Öståsgatan 1, 681 60 Kristinehamn