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Lignin oxidation technology for versatile lignin dispersants

Objective

The aim of the LigniOx project is to demonstrate the techno-economic viability of the unique LigniOx alkali-O2 oxidation technology for the conversion of various lignin-rich side-streams into versatile dispersants. High-performance concrete plasticizers will be the target end product, but potential other end uses, such as dispersants for paints and gypsum, will be evaluated as well. Valorisation of lignins originating from kraft and organosolv pulping as well as from 2nd generation bioethanol processes will be addressed. Both the oxidation technology and the end-product performance will be demonstrated at operation conditions, thus enabling industrial process installations and entry of the novel lignin products into the markets after the project. The valorisation of lignin side-streams will significantly improve the cost-competitiveness and resource efficiency of lignocellulosic biorefineries. It will also create low-cost, sustainable raw materials for the chemical industry. The LigniOx technology can be integrated into lignocellulosic biorefineries, or it can be operated as a stand-alone unit by chemical industry. For scale-up and process demonstrations, a mobile pilot unit will be constructed. The viability of the process concepts will be demonstrated in operational conditions using relevant pilot equipment and process modelling. The performance of LigniOx concrete plasticizers will be demonstrated by field tests, and industrial product prototypes will be produced. Techno-economy as well as environmental and socio-economic impacts will be assessed. Also regulatory issues will be considered to ensure the market entry.

Call for proposal

H2020-BBI-JTI-2016
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 810 490,85

Participants (10)

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 984 191,25
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
METSA FIBRE OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 185 500
Address
Revontulenpuisto 2
02100 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANDRITZ OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 527 625
Address
Tammasaarenkatu 1
00180 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ST1 OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Purotie 1
00380 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPAGNIE INDUSTRIELLE DE LA MATIERE VEGETAL CIM V
France
EU contribution
€ 193 812,50
Address
14 Rue D'orleans
92573 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGEG S.R.L

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 541,97
Address
Strada Ribrocca 11
15057 Tortona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DOW DEUTSCHLAND ANLAGENGESELLSCHAFTMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 250
Address
Butzflether Sand 2
21683 Stade
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 181 388,12
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXERGY LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 926,38
Address
Puma Way The Technocentre Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Fortum Power and Heat Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 46 648,81
Address
Keilanimentie 1
00048 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)