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Ligniini jalostuu energiaa pitemmälle

Puukuitujen sidosaine ligniini on perinteisesti poltettu mustalipeän mukana sellutehtaan soodakattilassa. Ligniinin hyödyntäminen on kuitenkin laajenemassa, sillä uusi teknologia avaa ovia sen käytölle myös biotaloussovelluksissa.

Pintaa pitkin

Suomalainen startup-yritys PintaWorks tekee kamerapohjaisia inline-laadunvalvontajärjestelmiä paperi- ja painoteollisuuteen.

Bioeconomy at a crossroads

While the new applications of energy production are evolving, the current level of innovation and product development are not sufficient for breaking away from oil.

Smooth surfaces

The Finnish start-up company PintaWorks manufactures camera-based inline quality control systems for the paper and printing industries.

Lignin goes further than energy

Traditionally, lignin – the substance that binds wood fibres – has been incinerated along with black liquor in a pulp mill’s soda recovery boiler. The result has been steam and heat for energy use. The exploitation of lignin is nevertheless expanding, since a new technology is also opening doors for its use in bioeconomy applications.