During the LigniOx project, the techno-economic viability of alkali-O2 oxidation technology (LigniOx) for the conversion of variable lignin-rich side-streams into versatile dispersants, especially high-performance concrete and mortar plasticizers, will be demonstrated.
The LigniOx project has following specific targets:
- Demonstrate both the oxidation technology and the end-product performance at operational conditions.
- Develop industrial lignin conversion process that can be integrated into the lignocellulosic biorefineries or operated as stand-alone units by chemical industry.
- Enable market entry of novel lignin based concrete and mortar plasticizers to replace the current synthetic superplasticizers and lignosulphonate products.
- Create new business opportunities for the lignocellulosic biorefineries, technology providers and chemical industry.