About Us

Proligreen AB is a spin-off company from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, inspired from our novel fundamental research within the area of integrated lignin biorefining and valorization. The research is part of an ongoing PhD thesis work performed at the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) and is sponsored by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg (KAW) foundation. Proligreen was founded in August 2022 with guidance and support from KTH Innovation.

Maria Karlsson, PhD student, Co-founder Proligreen AB

Maria Karlsson is a PhD student at the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) at KTH. Her research focuses on fundamental insights on lignin biorefining and valorization. She has completed three years of her PhD and has developed expertise in lignin science, including analytics and biorefining. She is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Proligreen AB

Martin Lawoko

Martin Lawoko, Professor, Co-founder Proligreen AB

Martin Lawoko is a Professor of Wood Chemistry at KTH and is one of the principal investigators at the Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC). His research focuses on both fundamental and applied aspects of wood chemistry, biorefining and valorization of biomass. He is one of the leading scientists in research related to lignin chemistry, biorefining, and valorization, with over 20 years of research in the field. He is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Proligreen AB