The International Lignin Institute (ILI) is an international professional association, created in 1992, with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
ILI is primarily functioning as a Networking Organization, supporting its members and the cause of lignin. ILI is guided by the vision of a future technology for a multi-product conversion of alternative lignocellulosic plants in environmentally proper cyclic processes where lignin is a major product, used at highest possible value.
ILI attempts to complement existing wood chemistry and chemistry institutions and promote modern R&D management concepts in terms of teamwork, partnerships and interactive, focused communications.
Among its many activities for the promotion of lignin, ILI prepares Documentation and Internet data for bringing together the dispersed information on lignin in one point (for example with the Thematic Online Newsletter more and with its collection of analytical protocols more ). There is also a collection of printed publications called ILI Series.
All ILI activities are conceived in a way to address as much the interests of Industry and Companies (existing and potential lignin producers, existing and potential lignin users) as of the Scientific Communities in Research and Development.
Lignin Producers (existing or potential) profit particularely from the promotion of their products and samples to other research groups but also from the general promotion of lignin increasing the value of their products by our focussed promotion of the lignin field in general. They receive also all the members information regarding possible new outlets of the their products, analytical topics (Standardisation!) and all the others described on this page. They should in any case support our organisation in view of improved future development of existing and new lignin markets.
Lignin Users (existing or potential) can take profit of our organisation by getting support for start up of new projects (see New Researchers below and Definition of Research Content above), but also for improvement of existing products and research, as well as all the other points described on this page, including sampling, the Online Newsletter and progress in analytical methods.
For each new Company Member, we are available for special support of 5 hours work (consultancy by email, phone or others) at the beginning of the membership.