NextFor launches EOI for lignin commercialization challenge

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Nextfor, a Canadian technology incubator, has launched a series of High Performance Lignin Collaboration Forums to gather value chain feedback on the state of lignin product development in Canada and Ontario. Industry leaders worked together in these sessions to identify three opportunity maps for commercialization:

- Polymers & Fine Chemicals

- Resins & Adhesives

- Thermoplastics & Composites

- Project Goals and Outcomes

The purpose of this EOI is to launch a $1 million joint investment challenge (50% industry matching contribution required) to support a project which will establish or increase the commercial readiness of lignin-based platforms; and build robust consortiums through information sharing and collaboration.

For the purposes of this EOI, a consortium must be formed with the lead project proponent being an Ontario-based company. More detail on consortium criteria and eligibility can be found in the supporting documentation.

For the complete Lignin Challenge Registration Package, interested parties must register for free to become a Nextfor member.