RISE PFISustainability

Our research and innovations contribute to a sustainable development

We develop novel and sustainable products and solutions for the future biobased society, including materials, chemicals, energy products and feed ingredients. We work with renewable raw materials, primarily forest-based raw materials, and many of our projects aim at developing renewable bio-based products that can substitute the fossil-based products that are used today.

Our work in particular addresses the UN sustainability goals below. Follow the links to see examples of projects at RISE PFI that support the different UN sustainability goals.

    Good health and well-being

    RISE PFI performs research on biomedical applications of cellulose. Examples include development of new cellulose-based wound dressings for healing of chronical wounds, and development of cellulose-based structures (scaffolds) where stem cells can grow and form new tissue.

    Affordable and clean energy

    RISE PFI develops new processes for production of biofuels, pellets and biocarbon from renewable forest-based raw materials. The research at RISE PFI also comprises the development of more energy-effective processes, e.g. in energy-intensive pulp and paper processes.

    Industry, innovation and infrastructure

    RISE PFI performs research on the development of processes and products opening for more sustainable industry processes.

    Responsible consumption and production

    RISE PFI develops new processes and products where waste streams and underutilized nature resources are used as raw materials for new value-added products

    Climate action

    RISE PFI develops new materials, chemicals and energy carriers based on renewable raw materials that can substitute fossil-based products or other products with high carbon footprint

    Life below water

    RISE PFI develops novel, renewable and biodegradable materials that can replace plastic, for instance in packaging applications.

    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.



    • Høgskoleringen 6b
    • NO - 7491 Trondheim
    • +47 73 60 50 65