Intelligent production of resources made from lignocellulose
FFG-Programm Intelligente Produktion, FFG-Projektnummer 843687
Ligno II ("Lignorefinery 2") - Intelligente Wertstoffproduktion aus Lignocellulose - modulare Bioraffinerie für innovative regionale Reststoffnutzung
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)
- The material stream towards high value cellulose fibres is established and can be im-plemented in future if required.
- Lignin will be developed as novel raw material for aerogels (high performance thermic insulators and absorption materials) and carbogels (electrodes and membranes for electrochemical applications).
- Lignin will be further developed to replace phenol and resorcinol for phenol-formaldehyde analogous adhesives.
- N-modified lignins were developed as high value soil improvement.
The aspired modularity allows a distinct variation of substrate and product fluxes, in accordance with the general project aim of an innovative complete utilization of the available biomass. The concept is therefore robust towards available biomass and the actual value of different products.
The developed process including the required microorganisms for biotechnological product formation will be based on process descriptions, the experimental proof-of concept and a business model. To solve this multidisciplinary challenge the project consortium includes five partners: the University of Natural Resources and Sciences Vienna (BOKU) with the two departments of Biotechnology and Chemistry, the Technologie- und Dienstleistungszentrum (TDZ) Ennstal, and the two SMEs denkstatt GmbH und Fermtech GmbH, as well as the Österreichische Bundesforste AG.