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VIOBOND – sustainable binder: Upscaling new lignin-phenol-formaldehyde resin production with wood-based biorefinery lignin

Objective

The VIOBOND project will build a first-of-its-kind flagship plant producing industrial-scale lignin phenol-formaldehyde (LPF) resins. The VIOBOND consortium combines extensive interdisciplinary experience in a full value-chain from fractionating wood-based biorefinery lignin to manufacturing several types of LPF resin for different purposes. The main commercial end-use is conventional plywood panels where lignin substitutes fossil-origin and hazardous phenol and formaldehyde in resin. Also, special LPF resins to be used in consumer products such as plywood coating, white furniture plywood, sandpaper adhesive and insulation glass wool binder are validated and produced in the flagship plant.
The main impact of the VIOBOND project is that it creates the first commercially viable resin plant where lignin partially substitutes fossil-based phenol and formaldehyde. The VIOBOND flagship project demonstrates a business model for valorisation and transformation of lignin in Europe while also demonstrating scale-up and exploitation of the lignin-agnostic lignin-resin technologies for Southern Europe and globally for areas where there are not any wood-based pulp plants or biorefineries, thereby creating demand and supply ecosystem for bio-based lignin and resin.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2020
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Funding Scheme

BBI-IA-FLAG - Bio-based Industries Innovation action - Flagship

Coordinator

LATVIJAS FINIERIS A/S
Address
Bauskas Iela 59
1004 Riga
Latvia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 8 000 000

Participants (8)

GRAANUL BIOTECH OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 4 820 750
Address
Humala 2
10617 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ST1 OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 479 375
Address
Purotie 1
00380 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHEMPOLIS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 426 500
Address
Laaketehtaantie 1
90660 Oulu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POERNER INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 690 937,50
Address
Leipziger Strasse 52
04668 Grimma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO UNIVERSITARIA BALMES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 470 875
Address
Carrer Perot Rocaguinarda 17
08500 Vic Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 467 000
Address
Dzerbenes St. 27
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
SAINT-GOBAIN FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 280 187,50
Address
Stromberginkuja 2
00380 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MIRKA OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 261 375
Address
Pensalavagen 210
66850 Jepua
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)