Sustainable electro chemistry based on raw material from pulp and paper industry’s residual products – Step 1

This project aims to enable increased value added in the forest and paper industry and to develop bio-based materials for organic electronics. The goal is to show that melanin produced from residual products can be used in electrochemical cells, as electrodes in electrochemical energy storage, as mediator in battery chemistry, or other electrochemical functions. Furthermore, the conditions for the value chain need to be investigated more closely, therefore previously untested sub-streams from paper and the pulp process’s sewage will be mapped and characterized.


Ragn-Sells, Rottneros Bruk, Ligna Energy, RISE Processum and RISE AB.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 819 000 SEK and the project runs during six months – between November 2022 and April 2023.