Lignin-derived products will play a crucial role in the Canadian bio-economy value chain. Nextfor supports the development of the forest-based lignin value chain and accelerate lignin market development.
A low-carbon replacement for fossil fuels.
Lignin is the binder that holds the fibers of plants together and makes them strong and rigid. Throughout the Canadian forest sector, lignin has traditionally been treated as a low-quality, low-value byproduct. When extracted and processed, however, this abundant raw material can be used in a wide variety of applications to displace traditional fossil-based chemicals and products.