Welcome to EUCALIVA
The project about lignin valorisation from paper industry to final high-tech products.
Spinning processes
to produce new materials
Carbon fibres, stretchable films and non-wovens mats will be produced.
New high-tech bio-products
from black liquor wastes (lignin)
Stretchable electronics to use in biosensors and carboniced nonwovens to produce activated carbons for filtration will be developed.

EUCALIVA BBI PROJECT

From paper industry wastes to high-tech products

WASTE VALORISATION
WASTE VALORISATION

EUCALIVA is a research project based on extracting high-purity soluble lignin from chemical wood pulping processes (black liquors from Kraft pulping).

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

EUCALIVA will develop and set-up a fully-integrated, energetically-efficient, scalable, innovative and flexible processing chain based on the valorisation of lignin for producing carbon fibres (CF) and other carbon-based materials, mainly for functional applications.

ADVANCED PRODUCTS
ADVANCED PRODUCTS

New applications will be reached: multifunctional film-like conductive, piezo-resistive and piezoelectric materials (e.g., for biosensors, flexible electrodes, stretchable electronics), smart fabrics and functional fibres, as well as applications based on fibrous mats, non-woven fabrics and their carbonized derivatives (carbon-activated products).

ADVANTAGES FOR PAPER AND PULP INDUSTRIES

Paper and pulp industries are a matter of concern in the areas where they are located. Pollution is a major challenge that population is calling for.

WASTE VALORISATION

EUCALIVA helps to valorise current waste, known as black liquors, separating useful components such us lignin and polyurethanes.

LIGNIN POTENTIAL

The intrinsic value of the lignin continues to be largely overlooked. Lignin is the most abundant source of aromatic chemicals outside of crude oil. The potential for lignin production in the existing pulp and paper industry is more than 50 million tons/year.

MARKET UPTAKE

Not just paper and pulp industry benefit from reducing waste and create a new market line. Other niche markets will benefit from the materials produced in EUCALIVA.

STRETCHABLE FILMS FROM CARBONIZED ELECTROSPUN MATS

Potential applications are wearable electronics, flexible displays, skin sensors, stretchable electronics or flexible pressure gauge.

ACTIVATED CARBON FROM NONWOVENS

Air purification (industrial, automotive and household), water purification, sanitary and military masks, ELCD for automotive filters (fuel efficiency), electrode in Capacitive Energy Storage (accumulators), etc.

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LATEST NEWS

EUCALIVA kick-off meeting

THE MEETING TOOK PLACE IN BRUSSELS. On the September 26th 2017, in Brussels (Belgium), the consortium of project EUCALIVA gathered at EURATEX (European Apparel and Textile Confederation) to hold [...]

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