Global Lignin Market Report 2022: 2020-2022 Industry Developments and Demand Forecast to 2023 –

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Growing concerns about environmental pollution and scarcity of petroleum resources have fueled substantial research towards the valorization of bio-based polymers. Lignin is the second most abundant renewable biopolymer on Earth and the largest natural source of aromatic monomers. Its industrial use has attracted considerable attention due to its advantages of high carbon content, low cost and bio-renewability. Lignin has been a viable alternative to petroleum for energy, chemicals, and materials.

The pulp and paper industries and other biorefineries extract more than 50 million tons of lignin per year, but only about 2% is recovered for use in applications. However, its use as a “green” feedstock for fuels, chemicals and materials is growing through the commercialization of extraction technologies coupled with the transition to biorefinery processes.

Lignin has primarily been produced as an industrial residue from pulp and paper mills (e.g., a by-product of the Kraft process), and the majority of the several million tonnes of lignin produced each year is used as low-cost fuel for electricity and heat. generation. Due to the continued greening (i.e. renewable raw materials) of the global economy, new applications are being commercialized.

For example, lignin-based renewable functional fillers are used in different rubber applications as a sustainable alternative to carbon black and silica. Recent developments include the use of lignin as a carbon additive in li-ion batteries.

Profiles of 75 lignin producers. Profiles include company description, products, processes, and capabilities. Featured companies include Versalis SpA, Clariant, MetGen Oy, Praj Industries Ltd., Bloom Biorenewables SA, FP Innovations, UPM, Klabin SA, Lignolix, Inc., Lignovations GmbH, RenCom AB and many more.

The global lignin market 2023-2033 includes:

  • Description of the market and future prospects.

  • Analysis of the processes used to extract and refine lignin

  • Production capacities of lignin producers.

  • In-depth analysis of lignin production in biorefineries.

  • Lignin markets and applications.

  • Market demand for lignin in metric tons, forecast to 2033.

  • Industry Developments 2020-2022.

Main topics covered:



2.1 What is lignin?

2.1.1 Structure of lignin

2.2 Types of lignin

2.2.1 Sulfur containing lignin

2.2.2 Sulfur-free lignin from the biorefinery process

2.3 Properties

2.4 The lignocellulose biorefinery

2.5 Markets and applications

2.6 Challenges in using lignin


3.1 Lignosulfonates

3.2 Kraft lignin

3.2.1 LignoBoost process

3.2.2 LignoForce method

3.2.3 Sequential recovery and purification of liquid lignin

3.2.4 Recovery A

3.3 Lignin soda

3.4 Biorefinery lignin

3.4.1 Commercial and pre-commercial biorefinery lignin production facilities and processes

3.5 Organosolv Lignins

3.6 Hydrolytic lignin


4.1 Lignin Market Drivers and Trends

4.2 2020-2022 Lignin Industry Developments

4.3 Production capacities

4.3.1 Technical availability of lignin (dry ton/year)

4.3.2 Biomass conversion (biorefinery)

4.4 Estimation of lignin consumption

4.5 Rates

4.6 Thermal and electrical energy

4.7 Pyrolysis and syngas

4.8 Aromatic compounds

4.8.1 Benzene, toluene and xylene

4.8.2 Phenol and phenolic resins

4.8.3 Vanillin

4.9 Plastics and polymers

4.10 Hydrogels

4.11 Carbon materials

4.11.1 Carbon black

4.11.2 Activated carbons

4.11.3 Carbon fiber

4.12 Concrete

4.13 Rubber

4.14 Bitumen and Asphalt

4.15 Fuels

4.16 Energy storage

4.16.1 Supercapacitors

4.16.2 Anodes for lithium-ion batteries

4.16.3 Gel electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries

4.16.4 Binders for lithium-ion batteries

4.16.5 Cathodes for lithium-ion batteries

4.16.6 Sodium-ion batteries

4.17 Binders, emulsifiers and dispersants

4.18 Chelating Agents

4.19 Ceramics

4.20 Automotive interiors

4.21 Flame retardants

4.22 Antioxidants

4.23 Lubricants

4.24 Dust Control

5 COMPANY PROFILES (75 company profiles)


Companies cited

  • Aemetis, Inc.

  • Andritz S.A.

  • Anellotech, Inc.

  • Attis Innovations, LLC

  • Avantium S.A.

  • Bloom Biorenewables SA

  • Blue Biofuels, Inc.

  • Burgo SpA Group

  • carbon grinder

  • Cellicon B.V.

  • CH-Bioforce Oy

  • Chempolis Oy

  • CIMV

  • Clariant AG

  • Domsjo Fabricer AB

  • Domtar Paper Company LLC

  • Enerkem, Inc.

  • Environment

  • Exion Inc

  • FP Innovations

  • Fraunhofer Center for Chemical and Biotechnological Processes CBP

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and Reliability of LBF Systems

  • Futurity Bio-Ventures Ltd.

  • G+E GETEC Holding GmbH

  • Global Bioenergies SA

  • Graanul Biotech organizational unit

  • Granbio Technologies

  • Ingenuity

  • Iogen Corporation

  • Kantelen Voima

  • Klabin AG

  • Leaf Resources Ltd.

  • Lignin industries

  • Lignolix, Inc.

  • LignoPure GmbH

  • Lignovations GmbH

  • Lixea

  • LXP Group GmbH

  • Mehler Engineered Products GmbH

  • Metgen Oy

  • mobius

  • NewEnergyBlue LLC

  • Nippon Paper Industries, Co. Ltd.

  • Novozymes A/S

  • ORLEN Poland

  • Praj Industries Ltd.

  • PRISMA Renewable Composites

  • Pure Lignin Environmental Technology Ltd.

  • Rayonier Advanced Materials

  • Red Leaf Pulp Ltd.

  • RenFuel

  • Renmatix

  • Resolute Forest Products, Inc.

  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

  • Holy Energy Limited

  • SAPPI Biotech

  • Sekab E-Technology AB

  • Soma Bioworks/White Lemur Co.

  • Spero Renewables

  • St1 Oy

  • Stora Enso Oyj

  • SunCoal Industries GmbH

  • Suzano S.A.

  • fresh water energy


  • The Borregaard Group

  • UPM Biochemistry

  • Valmet Oyj

  • Versalis SpA

  • Vertoro

  • West Fraser Timber Co Ltd

  • Xillix GmbH

  • Xingzhenghe Chemical Co., Ltd.

  • Yokogawa Electric Corporation

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