Tag: lignin

A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

March 22, 2020 |

In South Korea, a research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, or UNIST, has presented a new biofuel system that uses lignin found in biomass for the production of hydrogen. The system decomposes lignin with a molybdenum (Mo) catalyst to produce high value-added compounds, and the electrons extracted in the process effectively […]

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MetGen licenses technology to New Zealand’s Futurity to produce bioproducts from lignin

MetGen licenses technology to New Zealand’s Futurity to produce bioproducts from lignin

March 10, 2020 |

In New Zealand, Futurity, whose mission is to outperform oil with trees through the production of advanced chemicals and materials from plantation forestry in New Zealand has finalized a licensing agreement with the Finnish company MetGen Oy. Cooperation will allow the development of a full range of high value lignin-based products including resins and adhesives, […]

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UNIST researchers develop hydrogen production process using lignin

UNIST researchers develop hydrogen production process using lignin

March 10, 2020 |

In South Korea, a novel technology has been developed for hydrogen production from the process, which involves electron that is produced during the decomposition of biomass such as waste wood. The result produced after biomass decomposition is a high value-added compound, and it is a two-stone technology that improves the efficiency of hydrogen production. Researchers […]

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Researchers develop process to separate lignin more effectively

Researchers develop process to separate lignin more effectively

March 1, 2020 |

In South Korea, an international joint research team has developed an effective biofuel production process that leverages the genetic engineering of lignin and bio-derived deep eutectic solvents (DESs). The research team was led by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology through the KIST- University of British Colombia lab program in Vancouver, Canada. According to […]

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NORDEN teams with tech spinoff on 3.5 year lignin-based marine fuel trial

NORDEN teams with tech spinoff on 3.5 year lignin-based marine fuel trial

December 5, 2019 |

In Denmark, Russia’s Port News reports that NORDEN is taking another step forward with its renewable shipping fuel plans by teaming with Technical University of Denmark spinoff Kvasir Technologies to use lignin-based liquid fuels using their gasification-related technology. The 3.5 year collaboration as part of Danish project ShippingLab will see NORDEN test the fuel at […]

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Novel biocatalytic system turns waste biomass into value-added chemicals

Novel biocatalytic system turns waste biomass into value-added chemicals

November 24, 2019 |

In South Korea, a research team from the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST unveiled a novel biomass conversion technology, a fusion catalytic system that can selectively convert lignin, that can turn forestry biomass residues (i.e., sawdust from timber logging) into higher value fuels and chemicals via solar energy. At present, the process […]

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Spero Renewables announces $2M cooperative agreement with DOE

Spero Renewables announces $2M cooperative agreement with DOE

November 10, 2019 |

In California, Spero Renewables LLC sealed a $2 million cooperative agreement with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the Department of Energy to advance its SperoSet technology towards commercialization. Spero’s proprietary technology produces lignin based thermoset polymers that are renewable and recyclable. Spero will first target its SperoSet technology for the manufacture […]

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Purdue University makes lignin breakthrough

Purdue University makes lignin breakthrough

October 24, 2019 |

In Indiana, a team led by Purdue University has built on success in removing the lignin barrier to solve other cellular obstacles. Their findings, reported in the journals Plant Biotechnology Journal and Biotechnology for Biofuels, offer opportunities to significantly increase renewable biofuel production from crop waste products and biofeedstocks that could be grown on marginal […]

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Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion

Supercomputing improves biomass fuel conversion

August 3, 2019 |

In California, researchers at University of California combine supercomputing with nano-imaging to reveal how to efficiently break down plant biomass and transform it into transportation fuels. In a leap forward that could be a game changer for understanding how plant biomass can be more efficiently broken down, the UC researchers joined forces with teams at […]

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What to do in an increasingly paperless society? Stora Enso adapts and innovates with 3 big announcements on being ‘fit for the future’

What to do in an increasingly paperless society? Stora Enso adapts and innovates with 3 big announcements on being ‘fit for the future’

July 20, 2019 |

Lots of announcements coming in over the last few days from Stora Enso, from their EUR 10 million (about $11.2 million) investment in a pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials based on lignin to their Q2 financial reporting. And it doesn’t end there! They initiated a feasibility study for a possible cross laminated timber […]

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