Cost effective lignin‑based carbon fibres for innovative light‑weight applications

GreenLight Project, to develop lignin-based carbon fibres, has entered benchmarking and testing phase

The GreenLight project, who’s objective is to develop green and cost-efficient carbon fibres from lignin, a by-product of paper pulp mills, has now entered the benchmarking and testing phase of
the project.

GreenLight has successfully produced lignin-based carbon fibres at the laboratory scale and we are now in the process of benchmarking their physical properties against commercially available
grades of carbon fibre. The concept is to use the fibre as reinforcement for thermoset and thermoplastic materials and then manufacture test pieces for evaluation. The plan is to complete this initial analysis by the end of 2018.

Published: 10th August 2017

Funding

This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 667501.