What is the research programme area about?
We will investigate suitable lignin production conditions, lignin product properties and conversion techniques and conditions. The primary target is the development of low-cost carbon fibre for use in structural applications of general performance grade, but the potential in other applications will also be studied.
What benefit will the research bring?
Value-added side-stream products can be of great importance for the industry to stay competitive and viable. The main side stream in the kraft process is black liquor from which lignin can be isolated.