Innovation Norway has alloted NOK 12 million to the Borregaard research project to produce sugar tailored to biofuel.
The aim of the project “Value added sugar platform” is to develop products from high value sugar. It is a further development of Borregaard proprietary BALI concept, which produces lignin and sugars from biomass which, among other things, can be used to produce bioethanol.
The products of this process can replace oil-based alternatives.
The support will be granted over period of four years and Borregaard will cooperate with universities and technology suppliers in the research project.
Borregaard received 20 million in funding from the Research Council for the same project earlier this year.
The former pulp and paper manufacturers have in recent years developed into a major producer of advanced and environmentally friendly biochemicals and biomaterials from renewable and natural raw materials.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today