Intelligent production of resources made from lignocellulose
Using lignified biomass as raw material
The projects Ligno I, Ligno II and ITACON
These projects are intended to develop strategies for the complete use of lignified biomass as raw material; they are being carried out by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (known as BOKU), Vienna, denkstatt GmbH and other partners. Cascading woody biomass is being investigated in the fields of chemistry, timber research and biotechnology, and strategies for developing new materials based on biomass are being worked out.
Vision biobased industry
On the way to a biobased future, social change moves us closer to sustainability, and products from
biobased industry establish themselves in competition. Surface area productivity goes up, and existing resources are used in the best possible way as regards all dimensions of sustainability. System integration makes synergies accessible, innovations succeed by way of cross-linking and combined technologies that make flexibility with respect to material specification, raw material and process possible.
In this way biobased industry strengthens the national economy and enhances local value creation.
(RTI strategy for biobased industry in Austria, ÖGUT 2014 in german)