Applications for bio-sourced products

Challenges

What are the problems faced by the industry in this area?
Gaining the interest of customers for bio-sourced products on the basis of performance and cost
Choosing the right launch application/customer for each potential product or technology platform
Producing materials and chemicals on a commercial scale that meet all market requirements

Actions

What does FPInnovations do to address the challenges?
Develop value propositions for new products that can be put in front of potential customers for evaluation as a start to application development
Use a rigorous process to identify and evaluate competitive products - both current and future
Pursue large market applications for hardwood and softwood kraft lignins that justify investments in lignin extraction from kraft mill black liquors
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Develop economic applications at scale for near-native lignin derived from a lignin-focussed biorefinery
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Identify the best bio-sourced product applications for Canadian hardwood and softwood fibres from TMP, CTMP, and kraft processes

Goals & Impacts

What are the goals to reach and what are the impacts on members?
Develop common base evaluation for each project, based on market and economic impacts
Prioritization based on impact and acceleration potential for each technology
Redefined strategies for commercialization of sugars and lignin products to identify target markets
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