Making up 20-30% of wood’s composition, lignin is often discarded or burned during the pulp production process. However, when extracted and converted, lignin could transform the way we use natural resources to make products. In 2018, Stora Enso launched Lineo™, a renewable, wood-based, non-toxic alternative to fossil-based materials. Lineo™ can be used to replace oil-based phenolic materials in a range of applications, such as in resins for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), paper lamination and insulation material. Stora Enso continues to research new Lineo™ applications and is currently focused on researching its use in formaldehyde-free binders, energy storage and carbon fibre.
During the conference, all six candidates will give a presentation after which the three winners will be elected by conference participants.
For more information about the award: nova-Institute press release
nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on bio-based and CO2-based economy in the fields of food and feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, sustainability, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Every year, nova organises several large conferences on these topics.