Catalytic lignin-oils from low-valued forestry and industrial side-streams through transfer-hydrogenolysis

Time period: 2014-12-01 to 2018-12-31

Funder: Swedish Energy Agency

Type of award: Project grant

Total fundning: 6 836 520 SEK

We intend to depolymerize and hydrophobize the lignin in different side-streams from the forest industry to monomeric hydrocarbons that can be utilized as a green gas oil derivative to refine into biofuels. We will broaden the technique from current Lignoboost to transform lignin in black liquor and other low-valued lignin side-streams in the forest industry. This includes development of novel techniques for different raw materials such as black liquor, saw-dust, cutting-loss, and bark. The research will be performed in a close collaboration with experts in academia and industry to build up the competence in Sweden within bio-refineries based on lignin.