Renol The bioplastic from the forest
|Coordinator||Ren Com AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 5 000 000|
|Project duration||August 2018 - December 2020|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation|
Purpose and goal
Our innovation provides the tools for the forest industry to increase the material yield from wood to products by offering a new use of lignin. Our product is a bioplastic of lignin that the plastics industry can use in existing processes. In this way, we are gradually reducing the amount of fossil and non-degradable plastics in finished products as well as binding carbon dioxide due to the increased life span of lignin in a biomaterial called Renol. This concept will help our nature and create new value chains that will also benefit the forest industry.
Expected results and effects
We expect to develop new bio-based lignin materials that directly can replace fossil plastics.
Planned approach and implementation
Through a chemical transformation of lignin we transform the lignin properties to fit into plastic applications.