Borregaard ASA is a holding company, which engages in the development, production, and marketing of biochemicals. It operates through the following segments: BioSolutions; BioMaterials; and Fine Chemicals. The BioSolutions inlclude selling of biopolymers and biovanillin from lignin. The BioMaterials segment involves in the production of cellulose mainly for use as a raw material in the production of cellulose ethers, cellulose acetate, and other specialty products. The Fine Chemicals segment consists pharma intermediates and second-generation bioethanol. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Sarpsborg, Norway.