Project: A sustainable process for production of green chemicals from softwood bark

PROBARK is strongly focused on exploitation and upgrading of softwood bark-derived natural components. The main objective is to develop a biorefinery concept, in which softwood bark is efficiently used as a biomass feed stock for production of industrial and consumer products or suitable intermediates, and energy. A central part of the work is to evaluate the technological and economical feasibility of the Integrated Bark Bio-refinery concept. Designing the total concept will be closely interlinked to development of a technology platform suited for production of chemicals, biomaterials and biofuels from softwood bark components. In addition, the aim of the project is to evaluate possible business potential of the concept together with the industrial partners.

Duration 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2010
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Call JC1

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research Germany
Åbo Akademi University Finland
Tecnaro GmbH Germany
Technical Research Centre of FI Coordinator Finland