SmartLi – Smart Technologies for the Conversion of Industrial Lignins
SmartLi meets the growing demand for renewable bio-chemicals and materials from more sustainable and renewable alternatives.
SmartLi is a three-year program which aims to develop valorisation routes for lignin. If the project is successful, the lignin fractions may replace oil-based products for example in plywood resins and composites.
The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a €3.7bn public private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. It focuses on turning biological residues and wastes into greener everyday products through innovative technologies and biorefineries, which are at the heart of the bioeconomy. The investment is a testament to the private and public sectors’ commitment to building a strong bio-based industrial sector in Europe, leading to new jobs and growth for a fossil-free future.
This project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 668467.
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH (Germany), AEP POLYMERS SRL (Italy), FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV (Germany), VITO VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V. (Belgium), METSÄ FIBRE, VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND LTD, SAPPI NETHERLANDS SERVICES B.V. (Netherlands), FORESA INDUSTRIAS QUIMICAS DEL NOROESTE SA (Spain), WOOD K PLUS Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH (Austria), PREFERE RESINS FINLAND OY, KOTKAMILLS OY, ANDRITZ OY