We develop novel and sustainable products and solutions for the future biobased society

RISE PFI is an internationally acknowledged ­research ­institute within processes and products based on lignocellulosic biomass. We develop novel and sustainable products and solutions for the future biobased society, including materials, chemicals, energy products and feed ingredients.

In the Spotlight

RISE PFI leads a new project on value creation from agrifood side streams

The new project is entitled “Value creation from agrifood side streams within the circular bioeconomy” (AgriFood). The ambition of the AgriFood project is to valorize agrifood side streams to high value-added and sustainable products. Sustainable protein and biogenic poly-/oligomers production requires efficient use of available resources, such as agrifood side-streams (spent grain, agricultural harvest residues and side streams from potato industry).

RISE PFI offers recyclability analysis

RISE PFI is the first lab in Norway to offer the analysis for evaluation of the recyclability of paper and board products. The analysis follows the procedure for the harmonized recyclability analysis presented by CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries), which is based on the industrial processes where recycled products are recovered at a paper or board manufacturer. The purpose of the analysis is to assess the most important parameters for recyclability.

Focus areas

Fibre technology and fibre-based products

Biorefining and bioenergy

Biopolymers and Biocomposites

Analyses and equipment

Physical and optical testing

Accredited testing of physical and optical properties of pulp and paper

Chemical characterization

In-depth chemical characterisation of biomass

Structural characterization

Advanced depicting techniques and analysing tools for bio-based materials

 

Specialized equipment

Unique tools to meet industry demands of our focus areas

 

Latest Publications

Sustainable Materials from Organosolv Fibers and Lignin, Kraft Fibers, and Their Blends.

Ruwoldt, J., Chinga Carrasco, G., Tanase-Opedal M.,(2024) Sustainable Materials from Organosolv Fibers and Lignin, Kraft Fibers, and Their Blends. Polymers 2024, 16, 377. https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4360/16/3/377

 

Steam explosion of lignocellulosic biomass residues for co-production of value-added chemicals and high-quality pellets

Tanase-Opedal M., Ghoreishi S., Hermundsgård H.D., Barth T., Moe T.S., Brusletto R., (2024): Steam explosion of lignocellulosic biomass residues for co-production of value-added chemicals and high-quality pellets, Biomass and Bioenergy 181, 107037; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2023.107037

 

The Effect of Sample Preparation Techniques on Lignin Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy

Blindheim, F. H.; Ruwoldt, J. (2023) The Effect of Sample Preparation Techniques on Lignin Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Polymers (Basel). 2023, 15 (2901). The Effect of Sample Preparation Techniques on Lignin Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy – PubMed (nih.gov)

 

RISE PFI is part of RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden

RISE PFI is and internationally acknowledged research institute within processes and products based on lignocellulose. RISE PFI´s focus areas are Fibre technology and fibre-based products, Biorefining and Bioenergy and Biopolymers and Biocomposites.

 

Contact

  • Høgskoleringen 6b
  • NO - 7491 Trondheim
  • firmapost@rise-pfi.no
  • +47 73 60 50 65