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Lignin – A hidden gem for biorefineries


LIGNIN - A hidden gem for biorefineries?


This summer course, given by the departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Lund University, covers aspects of lignin research from the scientific, analytical and industrial points of view.

Topics: Lignin chemistry, Plant engineering, Depolymerization of lignin, Chemicals from lignin, Chemical analysis of lignin.

This is an outstanding opportunity to widen your perspectives on lignin in the lab and in the industry, and also to discuss with researchers in this field in a relaxed and cooperative environment.

Learning objectives

This course aims to give the participants insights into the chemistry and properties of lignin, chemical and biological processing methods for lignin, analytical methods and potential uses of lignin in a biorefinery setting. The course is based on lectures (14 hours), a case study on biochemical production, an article summary presentation, as well as self-studies of literature. Having completed the course, the participants should have gained:

  • Knowledge about lignin chemistry and industrial sources and uses of lignin
  • Knowledge about both chemical and biological methods for depolymerizing and conversion of lignin.
  • Knowledge about analytical methods for characterization of lignin.
  • A broadened understanding of current research on lignin valorization.

August 14 – 16, 2019


LOCATION: Lund University, Kemicentrum, Naturvetarvägen 16, Lund, Sweden

LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Maximum number of participants reached. The registration is now closed.

Schedule:  find the course schedule here >>

Contributors: Lecturers from Swedish and international universities and companies (see schedule)

Course fee:
The course is free of charge for PhD students enlisted at Swedish universities.
Industrial participants are welcome to take the course as commissioned education; the course fee is  SEK 18 000 (excl. VAT). 

Updated: Conference dinner the 14th and coffee is included in the registration fee.

The cost for lunch is covered by the participant. The cost for the accommodation is covered by the participant.

Contact persons/Course co-ordinators: 
Henrik Almquist,  Gunnar Liden

The course is given in cooperation with  the departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Lund University

Recommended hotels:

Elite Hotel Ideon  (Close to the course venue)

Lilla Hotellet




Bishops Arms

Winstrup Hostel – Located in the city center