VIOBOND project scales up production of lignin phenol-formaldehyde resins to partially substitute fossil-origin chemicals
"Spinverse gave us indispensable insights regarding necessary project information on the call requirements for the Horizon Europe. The application required a lot of information which was expected but not necessary explicitly mentioned. With Spinverse expertise, we were successful in securing this EU funding worth 16 M€ for the project and were able to build this consortium to produce more sustainable binders in the future."
Kristaps Stankus, VIOBOND project coordinator, Latvijas Finieris.
Customer story in numbers
Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking grant
In the VIOBOND project, the consortium led by Latvijas Finieris aims to help build a sustainable and safe flagship plant for large-scale production of lignin phenol-formaldehyde (LPF). In this project, lignin will be used to partially substitute hazardous chemicals of fossil origin.
Currently, lignin is predominantly burned as fuel for heat and power, with less than 2% being used in high-value applications. There are numerous potential high-value applications for LPF resin, such as plywood resin, an adhesive for plywood panels and sandpaper, coating film binder and insulation binder, all of which are demonstrated in the VIOBOND project.
How we reached the goals
Spinverse funding experts supported the VIOBOND project in building the consortium and the successful funding proposal in the highly competitive BBI JU call. The funding of 16 M€ enables the consortium to introduce more sustainable binders to the consumer markets and decreases the use of hazardous chemicals of fossil origin.
There are numerous potential high-value applications for LPF resin, such as plywood resin, an adhesive for plywood panels and sandpaper, coating film binder and insulation binder, all of which are demonstrated in the VIOBOND project.