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Chrysalix focuses on developing the BioFlex process using low-cost and recyclable protic ionic liquids for the fractionation of waste lignocellulosic biomass, such as demolition wood, sawdust and high-ash agricultural residues. The BioFlex process separates the main components of wood, cellulose and lignin. At the same time, heavy metals, which are typically present in waste wood, can be extracted and recovered. The cellulose fibers can be used to produce composite materials for example and BioFlex lignin obtained can be used in the production of resins and adhesives. The SuperBIO value chain consists of SCA, a timber, pulp and paper manufacturer with substantial forest holdings in central and northern Sweden, and Tecnaro, a German bio-polymer formulator.

We were able to not only identify technology bottlenecks but also directly address those and improve our process through the work carried out as part of the SuperBIO project.