Gudbrand Rødsrud

Gudbrand Rødsrud

Borregaard AS
Technology Director, Business Development

Gudbrand Rødsrud is a polymer chemist from the University of Oslo by education, and also holds an MBA in international marketing from the Norwegian School of Business Administration.  Rødsrud joined Borregaard in 1995 as R&D Director for Borregaards lignin operations and has been leading product development and technical customer service for the worlds leading  lignin business for 11 years.  He has also had a 2 years expatriate position for Borregaard in South Africa and have since 2006 worked in Business Development as a Technology Director.   Rødsrud has been involved in a range of projects within biorefinery as part of Borregaard's new strategies.  Borregaard is claimed to be one of the most advanced biorefineries in operation today and looking into expanding its biorefinery concepts both on feedstock and the palette of products to produce.  His focus areas now is on developing valuable product streams from all main components of the biomass, and integration of new biorefinery concepts with a selection of existing industries all over the world. He is a co-inventor of the BALI pretreatment and separation process.  He is also working on projects to convert pentoses to performance chemicals, sugars to single cell proteins, lignins to aromatics and on specialty sugars.  

Workpackages
WP 2 - Feedstock supply
WP 3 - Pre-treatment
WP 4 - Product conversion
WP 5 - Demonstration
WP 6 - Process evaluation