Tag: lignin

Stora Enso launches new fully bio-based binder, NeoLigno

Stora Enso launches new fully bio-based binder, NeoLigno

May 9, 2021 |

In Finland, Stora Enso launched its latest lignin-based innovation, NeoLigno, a fully bio-based binder system without formaldehyde and isocyanates, thus, providing healthier indoor and working environments. Initial target applications for NeoLigno are in particleboards and insulation materials used in the building and construction industry. Hazardous chemicals aren’t always visible to the naked eye, yet they […]

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NREL researchers find white-rot fungi use carbon captured from lignin as carbon source

NREL researchers find white-rot fungi use carbon captured from lignin as carbon source

May 3, 2021 |

In Colorado, a foundational study conducted by scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows for the first time that white-rot fungi are able to use carbon captured from lignin as a carbon source.  The research confirms a hypothesis the senior author of a newly published paper. Until now, scientists were unsure whether white-rot […]

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Groundbreaking research into white-rot fungi proves its value in carbon sequestration from lignin

Groundbreaking research into white-rot fungi proves its value in carbon sequestration from lignin

February 28, 2021 |

In Colorado, a study conducted by scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows for the first time that white-rot fungi are able to use carbon captured from lignin as a carbon source, which could be further exploited to simultaneously convert the biopolymer into value-added compounds. The research confirms a hypothesis from Davinia Salvachúa […]

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Researchers go further on termite gut microbe research to break down lignin

Researchers go further on termite gut microbe research to break down lignin

February 17, 2021 |

In France, researchers reporting in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering have found that microbes from the guts of certain termite species can help break down lignin, a particularly tough polymer in straw. In previous research, they showed that gut microbes from four termite species could degrade lignin in anaerobic bioreactors. Now they wanted to take […]

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Stora Enso invests in production line for granulated lignin

Stora Enso invests in production line for granulated lignin

December 6, 2020 |

In Finland, Stora Enso is investing EUR 14 million to build a granulation and packing plant for lignin, allowing easier packing and handling of lignin compared to powder and wet form. The construction of the granulation plant is estimated to begin by the end of the second quarter of 2021 and to be complete in […]

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New process boosts lignin bio-oil as a next-generation fuel

New process boosts lignin bio-oil as a next-generation fuel

September 13, 2020 |

In Georgia, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that a new low-temperature multi-phase process for upgrading lignin bio-oil to hydrocarbons could help expand use of the lignin, which is now largely a waste product left over from the productions of cellulose and bioethanol from trees and other woody plants. Using a dual catalyst […]

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SUNY ESF researchers produce green solvent from lignin

SUNY ESF researchers produce green solvent from lignin

September 8, 2020 |

In New York state, a research team at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) has a plan to turn waste into a green solvent for biofuel production. They concluded that lignin – a polymer deposited in the cell walls of many plants – has the potential to replace biomass processing solvent and drive […]

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Sekab teams on using lignin to pave roads

Sekab teams on using lignin to pave roads

July 16, 2020 |

In Sweden, the companies Peab Asfalt and Sekab have reached a milestone by replacing a fraction of the oil-based bitumen with softwood lignin on a highly busy road area in Sweden. The progress has been made under the EU project Rewofuel. The Rewofuel project is starting the first attempts to lay asphalt with lignin on […]

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WSU-Tri Cities leads lignin-based SAF research project

WSU-Tri Cities leads lignin-based SAF research project

July 8, 2020 |

In Washington state, researchers are producing and testing a group of hydrocarbon molecules made from lignin, a waste material from biofuel production, as a new biojet fuel that could replace petroleum-based fuels and lead to greater performance and reduced emissions. The team including a Washington State University Tri-Cities researcher with colleagues from the University of […]

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ORNL scientists invent plant-based materials to grow nation’s bioeconomy

ORNL scientists invent plant-based materials to grow nation’s bioeconomy

June 7, 2020 |

In Tennessee, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing new and valuable uses for lignin, a byproduct of biorefineries and the pulp and paper industry. These new product streams can take advantage of the natural properties of lignin in biomass to create materials with unique performance advantages. ORNL’s lignin-based inventions include: Renewable composites for […]

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