Turkey's largest MDF/Particleboard producer, Kastamonu Entegre visited Lignoflow
It was great pleasure to meet the Kastamonu Entegre team in Stockholm and to discuss innovation work and future collaboration opportunities.
Lignoflow develops sustainable fully bio-based lightweight foams using its patent-pending technology platform
Lignoflow is a deep-tech start-up that is dedicated to research, development, and innovation in the field of sustainable lignin materials. With a strong focus on customer-driven solutions, Lignoflow leverages its IP portfolio to develop cutting-edge products and services that address the most pressing challenges faced by a wide range of industries and society.
At Lignoflow, we are committed to using our pre-commercial activities to promote industrial and agricultural solutions that are both environmentally sustainable and economically viable. Our innovative technologies are also being applied to emerging sectors such as energy storage and personal care, where we are driving the development of next-generation products that meet the needs of modern consumers.
With a team of passionate and experienced professionals, Lignoflow is at the forefront of the movement toward a more sustainable future. By harnessing the power of lignin, we are creating products that are not only better for the environment, but also offer superior performance and functionality compared to traditional materials.
Lignoflow is using its patent-pending technology platform to develop sustainable materials, including fully bio-based lightweight foams, which have received significant interest across sectors. The foam is prepared using only water and natural ingredients.
Join us on our journey to revolutionize the materials industry with sustainable, customer-driven solutions that positively impact the world.
LignoFlow® gels successfully demonstrated in polymer electrolytes towards zinc-ion batteries.
A new lignosulfonate−chitosan gel polymer electrolyte was developed for zinc-ion battery chemistries. This research is a result of cooperation between the groups of Mika Sipponen (Stockholm University, Sweden) and Erlantz Lizundia (University of the Basque Country, Spain) and was published in the journal ASC Sustainable Chemical Engineering (ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2023, 11, 6, 2283-2294). The gel polymer electrolyte is a new bio-based solution for the expanding sustainable energy storage landscape.
For developing gel electrolytes, the researchers used lignosulfonate/kraft lignin micellar dispersions created via LignoFlow® technology.
Open Access article available via the link below:
A positive written opinion from PCT
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) has given Lignoflow a positive written opinion regarding its international application. Accordingly, the invention defined in the claims is novel, considered to involve an inventive step, and considered industrially applicable. The PCT covers 152 countries and gives an additional 18 months from the priority date to expand regional coverage of the patent.
Lignoflow develops sustainable lignin solutions based on this technology platform together with partners.
Lignoflow was selected to participate in the TestDrive Deeptech coach program by Sting
Lignoflow was selected to participate in the TestDrive Deeptech coach program by Sting - the world's best start-up accelerator, located in Stockholm.
Sting's Test Drive is a hands-on training program for teams with early-stage ideas or startups.
Lignoflow is excited to participate and receive input for its business and team development activities.
Scientific publication in Green Chemistry
In a recent publication in the journal Green Chemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry) the Lignoflow team presented a scalable solution to a challenging technological problem related to the production of colloidal lignin particles. The new method overcomes prior limitations such as low mass concentration, poor water economy, and recycling of energy-consuming organic solvents.
These hurdles were solved by combining commercially available lignosulfonates with various technical lignin grades such as softwood kraft lignin and soda lignin from annual plants. According to the published research, aqueous lignin dispersions can be prepared as flowable nanogels at consistencies exceeding 30 wt% via a completely organic-solvent-free process.
This publication confirms our technology towards water-efficient synthesis and sustainable materials based on the LignoFlow® technology.
The article is Open Access and available free of charge and available in the link below:
Seed funding from Stockholm University Holding AB
Lignoflow has received seed funding from SU Holding AB which is working to create successful companies with researchers, teachers, students, alumni, and employees at Stockholm University. Within SU holding’s accelerator program Lignoflow will receive mentoring and support for ramping up its activities, including establishing new partnerships, IPR protection, and project development.
We at Lignoflow are grateful for this opportunity and look forward to spinning the wheels towards new opportunities.
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