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


Partner Locations

The GreenLight team covers the whole value chain from lignin production, represented by the research institute Innventia and the pulp producer Södra to the final use of carbon fibre materials in cars, represented by CRF, car maker Fiat´s research unit.

The team also includes experts on spinning (FIBRE and Fourné Machinenbau), forming of textile webs (Swerea SICOMP and STFI) and the combination of the textiles with plastics into composite materials (Blatraden, NetComposites, and Swerea SICOMP).

RISE Bioeconomy

RISE Bioeconomy (former Innventia AB) leads the transition to a circular bioeconomy through research, development and innovation support. RISE Bioeconomy works along the whole chain from raw materials and processes to final products as wood mechanical products, paper, packaging, textiles, carbon fibres, chemicals and fuels.


Swerea SICOMP is a Swedish non-profit research institute with 52 employees focusing on polymer composites. SICOMP was formed in 1989 and their clients and partners range from small European composite processors to very large multi-national corporations.


Södra Skogsägarna ekonomisk förening is an economic association consisting of a total of 36 000 forest properties and with 50 000 people as members.

Faserinstitut Bremen EV

FIBRE (Faserinstitut Bremen EV) is a successful research institute for materials science on fibres and fibre products. As a scientific institution at the University of Bremen, FIBRE carries out research and development tasks in the area of development and processing of fibres, semi-finished textile products and composite fibre materials.

Saxon Textile Research Institute

Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) is a German private non-profit research institution.

Fourné Machinenbau

Fourné Maschinenbau GmbH is engaged in the development, the manufacturing and the marketing of laboratory and pilot plants for the production of synthetic fibers.

Centro Ricerche Fiat

Centro Ricerche Fiat has the mission to develop and transfer innovative products, processes and methodologies to improve competitiveness of Fiat Group products.

Coventive Composites

Coventive is an SME that provides research, consultancy, training and information services to the composite materials industry.


Podcomp works in international and national research projects with the development of fibre composites; an area where Podcomp has unique product and process competence. The goal is to position fibre composite as the environmentally friendly material of the future.


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.