Lignin is one of the most abundant renewable raw materials available on earth. Despite of its unique characteristics as a natural product with multiple chemical and biophysical functionalities, this resource is largely under-exploited, because of its image as low quality and low added value material. There is also a complete lack of organised professional co-ordination and communication tools explicitly and exclusively dedicated to lignin market promotion.
As remedy this CA will set up a multi-partner network improving:
1) traditional markets-large quantities but moderate value, "Materials";
2) high value markets ("Bio-chemistry": toxic biocides replacement, health prevention, probiotics and crop cultivation). The main tools are co-ordinated identification of the gaps between the state-of-art and the market needs, promotion of most promising projects and improvement of analytical standards.
Funding SchemeTHN - Thematic network contracts
79108 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
100 44 Stockholm