We aim to fractionate lignocellulosic biomass in biorefineries to its main components: cellulose (pulp), purified hemicellulose and sulphur-free lignin. Our biorefinery concept is based on the formico® fractionation technology developed by Chempolis, Fortum’s interest company. The technology is at the core of Bio2X.
With high yields and purities, the technology allows for more efficient capture and use of the biomass fractions. It can use a wide variety of biomasses as feedstock, does not use environmentally hazardous chemicals and has a high chemical circulation rate.
The fraction properties can be adjusted in a flexible manner and used to replace fossil-derived raw materials in many industrial and consumer sectors. After fractionation, the material can be further processed to high-value products.