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Our value promise

Responsible consumption

Pioneering use of lignin for care products, food ingredients, and biobased fabrics.

Functional lignin-based material alternatives.

How we do it

How we do it

We transform raw lignin into valuable materials and intermediary products.

With our proprietary technology to tailor lignin particles and  know-how we create formulations of
novel lignin based-products.

Our contribution to sustainability

Sustainable development GOALS

Who we are

LignoPure is a spin-off of the Hamburg University of Technology founded and led by an international team based in Germany.


Joana Gil


Inspired by biobased products to create a sustainable future where renewables have a global impact.

Wienke Reynolds

Dr. Wienke Reynolds


Driven by innovative lignin processing and “outside of the box" applications.

Daniela Arango

Daniela Arango


Determined to create value out of sustainability, paving lignin’s path into innovative applications.

Christin (2)

Christin Zimmer

Product & Service Manager

Passionate for biomaterials and the development of their novel applications.

Lorenzo Schwerdtfeger - Lignopure

Lorenzo Schwerdtfeger

Technology & Production Engineer

I’m committed to powering the bio-based transition through sound economic principles.

Gabriela Meza - Lignopure

Gabriela Meza Armenta

Business Development Manager

I’m enthusiastic about the positive impact that our natural products can have on the world.

Juliana Carrizosa - Lignopure

Juliana Carrizosa

Product Innovation Specialist

I am eager to transform our powerful concepts into innovative solutions with outstanding performance.

Andre Michaelis - Lignopure

Andre Michaelis

Plant Operator

I’m focused on ensuring high standards for all our high-quality bio-based solutions.

Awards and competitions



Prof. I. Smirnova

Prof. I. Smirnova

- Head of TVT-institute ,TUHH
- Our greatest supporter

Carsten Zetzl

Dr. Carsten Zetzl

- Researcher at TVT-institute, TUHH
- Expertise in biomass treatment (25+ years)
- Public-private projects
- CEO of BioMP

Robert Meyer

Dr. Robert Meyer

- Material science expert
- Leader of material production and quality testing at ITMC, UHH
- Pioneer in lignin for porous materials


Veronika Reichboth

Veronika Reichboth

- Head of startup unit HIW Hamburg Invest
- Future Hamburg Award


Florian Heinemann

- Experienced leader of international projects (McKinsey)
- Head of industrial operations at Siemens Gamesa

Ruth Donners

Ruth Donners

- Venture Developer Manager at DSM
- Licensing and intellectual property

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Partners and supporters

News from our blog

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On Monday August 9th we officially received the keys to our new production hall. In a few months this space
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