Lignode® pilot plant

Project Aim

The Lignode® pilot plant is the second step in the scaling of the production of bio-based carbon for energy storage from lignin. Stora Enso aims to meet the demand of the global battery market by developing renewable alternatives.


One of the challenges of today’s lithium-ion batteries is the use of graphite. Graphite is a fossil carbon which is either mined or made from other fossil-based materials. The extraction through mining is often also done under less than satisfactory conditions, with social and environmental consequences. At Stora Enso, we have therefore dedicated ourselves to coming up with a solution where graphite is replaced with hard carbon from lignin.

Investment: 10.00 Million
Year of investment / Project duration:
Country(ies) of investment: Finland
Region of investment: Kotka, South-Eastern Finland
Employment created: 9
Bio-based feedstock(s) utilised: Lignin