After the project, a techno-economically viable and environmentally friendly lignin upgrading technology will be ready for commercial scale installations.

  • To be integrated into lignocellulosic biorefineries, and/or operated as a stand-alone unit by the chemical industry
  • Applicable to a wide range of lignin side-streams originating from different European raw materials and processes

Within one to three years after the project, a new sustainable and cost-competitive lignin based high-performance concrete plasticizer will enter the market.

  • Lower cost biobased alternative to the currently used high-cost synthetic polycarboxylates
  • Better technical performance compared to the lignosulphonates
  • Increased share of biobased products, and the LigniOx concrete plasticizers covering at least 0.8Mt/a market volume after 10 years

After the first target market, versatile high-performance LigniOx dispersants for wide range of applications to be readily developed.