Biobased replacement for fossil raw materials, lower production temperature of e.g. asphalt resulting in a reduction in natural gas, the possibility of (early) reaching transition objectives

Business as usual

Directly applicable in existing production processes, no major investments required, available in small packaging and bulk


Can be used for binders and resins, high-quality construction materials, (bio) composites, use in polymers, concrete, and asphalt (Grasfalt® and Harsfalt®)

Sustainable replacement for petrochemical binders

Lignin is a plant-based raw material that can be used as a replacement for petrochemical raw materials in, for example, asphalt, adhesives, and resins.

Miscancell has developed a unique method for refining lignin from miscanthus. Unlike lignin production from wood pulp, no sulfur is used in the process, making the lignin sulfur-free and cleaner, and therefore more widely applicable.

Competitive position

Fossil raw materials are becoming more scarce and more expensive and are not sustainable. As a young but experienced player in its field, Miscancell offers a sustainable and long-lasting alternative. Lignin from miscanthus can compete with the current solutions offered in the market.

Tests by market parties indicate that the quality of the lignin produced by Miscancell is of comparable or better quality (purity and sulfur-free) than the lignin currently offered on the market.

'Creating the value chains of tomorrow


Miscancell has developed Grasfalt® in partnership and successfully applied it in various asphalt projects, both small and sizeable. In these cases, lignin from miscanthus replaces approximately half of the bitumen used in asphalt.
This leads to:

  • Less use of fossil raw materials.
  • 20% CO₂ reduction due to the lower production temperature of Grasfalt®, 130°C instead of 170°C. This means a saving of over 2 m³ gas per ton of asphalt.
  • Sustainable CO₂ storage by the Miscanthus itself

Today, Grasfalt® is a registered product and available to multiple infrastructure contractors and clients, such as local authorities, provinces, and the ministry of infrastructure.
To learn more about the possibilities and applications of lignin in an existing production process, please contact us.