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

Coventive Composites

Coventive is an SME that provides research, consultancy, training and information services to the composite materials industry. The development and commercialisation of new composite materials is its primary business activity. Working from a modern development centre in Chesterfield, UK, the company has a wide range of facilities for developing, moulding and testing composite materials and prototype parts. Coventive has particular expertise in bio-composites and has already successfully commercialised a range of flax fibre reinforcements.

Roles in GreenLight

  • Development, prototyping and testing of polymer composite materials based on the lignin-derived carbon fibres in conjunction with suitable resins and bio-resins.
  • Participates in the carbon fibre market analysis.
  • Responsible for the project’s visual identity and dissemination plan.


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.