EUCALIVA BBI PROJECT
From paper industry wastes to high-tech products
EUCALIVA is a research project based on extracting high-purity soluble lignin from chemical wood pulping processes (black liquors from Kraft pulping).
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.
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).