Bio-based carbon materials road-map

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In this study we surveyed technological possibilities to obtain bio-based carbon business in Finland applying biomass derived polymers and precursor structuring prior to carbonization. We reviewed application requirements for carbon materials of several applications including high performance engineering materials as well as materials for high efficient separation and applied energy technologies. We made designs for novel carbon materials to meet these requirements based on our background knowledge of possibilities of wood based polymeric materials, precursor production and carbonization processes. Most promising carbon designs were selected for material demonstrations, and then further for product demonstration. Main outcome of the project was road-map for bio-based carbon materials. Case examples for the roadmap were selected based on our follow-up of industrial needs for tailored carbon materials as well as information obtained from material and products demonstrations done within the project. This report is a public summary of the work done concentrating on the road-map.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages51
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesVTT Research Report


  • bio-based carbon
  • road-map
  • cellulose
  • lignin
  • precursor

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