About Us

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

Maria Karlsson, Researcher, Co-founder Proligreen AB

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

Contact: maria@proligreen.com

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