Welcome to FLEXI-GREEN FUELS Newsletter

This newsletter informs you about the progress of the FLEXI-GREEN FUELS project. Get an overview of the current project status and meet the people behind the scenes.
Click on the image to read our first project newsletter!
Click on the image to read our second project newsletter!


To bring FLEXI-GREEN FUELS to success 13 partners from 4 coundtires with different expertise are working together on this three-year project. In this section we will gradually introduce all partners, their knowledge, experience, work and hopes for the project.

Dr. Leonidas Matsakas, Associate Professor from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Organosolv fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass

You are working on the “Organosolv fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass” and are at the beginning of the FLEXI-GREEN FUELS process. Could you describe in simple words the organosolv process?

Organosolv is a process in which lignocellulosic or plant biomass is treated in mixture of water with an organic solvent, typically we use ethanol at temperature normally ranging between 160 °C and 200 °C for a typical period between 15 min and 60 min, that eventually results in fractionating biomass into its major components, which are cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. This way, we can then process those streams separately and use them in the most efficient way as feedstocks for the production of a range of green energy, chemicals and materials.

Read the whole interview here.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101007130.