BioLi2.0 - From lignin to bio based transportation fuels and chemicals
|Coordinator||RISE INNVENTIA AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 18 395 000|
|Project duration||August 2016 - March 2019|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of BioLi2.0 has been to develop bio-based alternatives to fuel and chemicals from lignin and to integrate these value chains with existing Swedish industry. In BioLi2.0, Swedish industry has participated in the development of new processes for the production of odour free lignin, transportation fuels and the fine chemical vanillin from lignin. The processes have been validated by large-scale and pilot tests that have increased the TRLs of the technologies from 3 to 4-7. In addition, a value chain has been techno economically evaluated.
Expected results and effects
BioLi2.0 has developed new and improved processes for production of odour free lignin and transportation fuels and chemicals from lignin. The processes have been validated by large-scale pilot trials and the technology has increased in TRL from 3 to 4-7. New analytical methods have been developed to be able to understand and characterize products along the value chains. One of the value chains has also been carbon footprint and techno economically evaluated; the results have been presented in a visualization tool. These results have paved the way for new plants in Sweden.
Planned approach and implementation
BioLi2.0 has gathered expertise in the lignin area divided into different sub-projects along the entire value chain for several different product tracks. For this project, it has been valuable with this gathered competence that has contributed to the development of the area as well as a strong network. BioLi2.0 has also successfully developed collaborations between industry, research institutes and universities within the lignin field. Access to pilot plants, such as RISE LignoDemo and the SHC at RISE ETC, has enabled pilot scale tests and contributed to the increased TRL level.