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Creating the future for wood industry

We turn wood into high purity lignin and wood sugars to industrialize innovative biomaterials and bioproducts.

Over 90% of the carbon content of wood can be further refined

Our objective is to implement pilot scale demonstrated technology at a full industrial scale in four years. We will create industry-changing new value chains, where wood as sustainable raw material plays a vital role.


Nine European companies have joined forces in the SWEETWOODS flagship project to change the way we perceive wood industry and to reduce global dependence on fossil sources.

Traditional wood industry is focused on a certain end product while using by-products for low value energy solutions. Our game changing technology will convert almost all (over 90%) of the hardwood into usable high value biomaterials and bioproducts. This breakthrough enables us to produce a diversity of products and establish novel bio-based value chains with low ecological footprint.

Almost everything that is made from oil today could alternatively be made from wood in the future.

Project in numbers


Million € total budget





Our partners

Fibenol OÜ is a bio-based industry company that grew out from Graanul Invest Group. The company is headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia.

Global Bioenergies is one of the few companies worldwide, and the only one in Europe, that is developing a process to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation.

As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers.

TECNARO GmbH develops, produces and markets bio-based and biodegradable materials.

MetGen’s mission is to empower industries to get more value out of lignocellulosic biomass.

Recticel is a polyurethane manufacturer, seeking to make an essential difference in the daily life of everyone.

Spinverse is the Nordic leader in innovation consulting, specialised in driving open innovation ecosystems, arranging funding and commercialising emerging technologies.

2B Srl is an environmental consultancy specialised in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC), Social LCA, ecodesign, ecolabel and environmental communication.