Welcome to LU Lignin – A lignin research network at Lund University

Lignin is an aromatic polymer and represents a substantial fraction of lignocellulosic biomass, such as wood and agricultural waste. Lignin is the main source of renewable aromatics in nature, but it is a chemically complex polymer. Current uses have mainly been as a solid fuel or as a filling substance in a polymeric form.

Our teams of researchers are actively exploring novel high-value applications of lignin, for example through tailor-making microbial hosts for new processes. This requires interdisciplinary work between several research divisions and departments at Lund University, such as Applied Microbiology, Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry.

Contact information

Magnus Carlquist, Assoc. Prof.
Department of Chemistry
Division of Applied Microbiology




Postal address:
P.O. Box 124
SE-22100 Lund

Visiting address:
Naturvetarevägen 10
Kemicentrum, House III
SE-22241 Lund

Internal mail:
Pick-up location 1