WWSC researcher Mika Sipponen, Stockholm University, is one of the 16 selected researchers in the Foundation for Strategic Research’s program Research Leader of the Future.
The cellulose material Papira is a bio-based and recyclable replacement for fossil-based foam materials such as polystyrene, which in everyday speech is called styrofoam. What started as fundamental research within the research center WWSC has been further developed by Stora Enso, which was recently able to inaugurate a pilot facility for the fibre-based foam material. On April 1, an event was held to highlight the journey from fundamental research to industrial pilot.
The possibility of using the forest as raw material for energy storage is gaining increased interest. This week the work on wood-based batteries by the innovative start-up company Ligna Energy was featured in the news program Rapport on the Swedish national television. But did you know that WWSC researchers are the founders of the company?