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The structural parts of plants, including trees, are made of a complex mixture of carbohydrate polymers, called lignocellulose. These are the most abundant natural polymers found on earth. These polymers, cellulose, lignin, hemicellulose as well as the huge variety of extracts in plants, offer excellent replacement for fossil raw materials for making fuels, chemicals and materials.
Although abundant, plant-based materials for bioeconomy must be used sustainably. Our focus is on resources that are currently underutilized including waste and residue streams from the forest industry or agriculture,
Our Lignocellulose Business Platform explores the commercialisation of new value chains and technologies, read more here.