The new Cepi study identifies the capacity of pulp and paper biorefineries to deliver new sustainable bio-based products. Going beyond the well known bio-based products of the pulp and paper industry such as paper packaging, bio-refineries use wood fibres and pulp as their raw materials to produce solvents, polymers, paints, coatings, inks, surfactants, cosmetics, adhesives, lubricants, plasticisers, stabilisers, enzymes and agrochemicals. These new applications are namely used for building, food, feed, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industries.
The growth of sustainable bio-based options based upon renewable materials can only contribute to the broader goal of carbon-free economy by 2050.
Executive summary available here.
Presentation from the study launch event here.