Tag: lignin

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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Avantium awarded $0.54M to produce lignin for the development of bio-based asphalt

Avantium awarded $0.54M to produce lignin for the development of bio-based asphalt

April 26, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium N.V received €0.5 million (about $0.54 USD) for its participation in the CHAPLIN XL project from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency to test a new approach to substantially reduce CO2 emissions from road construction by using lignin as a substitute for fossil-based bitumen in asphalt. Lignin is a main constituent of woody […]

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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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