SunCarbon’s vision is to unlock the potential of one of the most abundant renewable resources in the world - lignin. By working closely with the forest industry, SunCarbon has the ambition of creating new value chains and renewable products to speed up the transition to a carbon neutral society.
Lignin to renewable products
Lignin is a by-product from pulp and paper mills and can be extracted from the black liquor. With SunCarbon’s technology the final product is a depolymerized lignin-rich oil, that can be upgraded to fit various applications. The oil is a renewable and aromatic product with low carbon footprint and excellent LCA results. The capacity of each potential plant is about 10-50 ktonnes per annum, and at least 10 plants can be constructed in the nordic countries alone.
Our owners & history
SunCarbon was founded in 2014 by KIRAM, Hulteberg Chemistry & Engineering and Arkell Innovations. The combination of their many years of experience in the fields of chemical pulping to catalysis and membrane filtration has enabled the SunCarbon concept and is the starting point for the valorisation of lignin.