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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.

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


Summary

Project name

BioLi2.0

Status

Completed

RISE role in project

Project Leader

Project start

Duration

March 2019

Total budget

36 MKR

Partner

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

Funders

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

The UN sustainable development goals

7. Affordable and clean energy
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
12. Responsible consumption and production

Project website

External press

Katarina Ohlsson

Contact person

Katarina Ohlsson

Gruppchef

+46 10 228 45 55
katarina.ohlsson@ri.se

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