26th February 2019 and available to watch on-demand afterwards. Register today!
The era of affordable sugars, renewable biochemical and bio-based materials from lignocellulosic feedstock are here. And our first webinar of the year investigates how you can take advantage of this opportunity! Enabling a paradigm shift from petroleum and change over to renewable biomass, the new fractionation technologies of lignin allow the entire biomass to be utilized. Lignocellulosic biomass a variety of non-edible, woody materials is the largest renewable reservoir of fermentable carbohydrates, aromatic compounds, and other chemical building blocks. With the new wave of biotechnology, controlled size, solubility, and activity of lignin can be achieved.
As the exact lignin structure depends on biomass used, lignin fractionation process significantly affects the properties of lignin produced. Most of the lignin produced today is treated as a side stream and mostly used as black liquor for energy purposes. Without treatment, lignin is not usable for value-added products. Controlled fragmentation, polymerization, depolymerization, and activation allows the use of lignin in products such as paints, adhesives, artificial fibers, fertilizers, pesticides and naturally, plastics. Industries such as bio-refining, bio-plastics, and wood processing can directly benefit from solutions allowing for controlled size, solubility, activity, glass transition temperature and morphology of lignin material.
Do join us at a webinar on the new wave in bio-based materials!
Keyissues to be discussed:
- Industry, academia and innovative SMEs developing a common understanding of the road map to industry relevant fractions of lignin.
- The future is here: how technical solutions are ready and lignin-based solutions have market pull.
- Looking at the ground breaking technologies that are serving the market with affordable industry specific lignin fractions without which the bio-refinery concepts will never work
- All of this is possible with a significantly reduced environmental footprint – find out how.
- Matti Heikkil, CTO, MetGen
- Katja Salmenkivi, Development Manager, Mets Fibre Oy, Finland
- Dr. Nicole Labb, Professor of Biomass Chemistry, Center for Renewable Carbon, The University of Tennessee.
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SWEETWOODS project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 792061