Valorization of lignin from biorefineries - Biorefinery Innovation Insights - CLIMAX
Lignocellulose is a widely available, carbon-neutral, and inedible bioresource that could be regenerated on a world-wide basis in considerable quantities each year.
However, most biorefinery processes currently focus on the utilization of the carbohydrate fractions (cellulose and hemicellulose), while leaving lignin, the second most abundant terrestrial polymer, underutilized.
Recent researches and efforts have shown how lignin could be used as the raw material to produce a range of products - from fillers, reinforcing agents, stabilizer, textile fibers etc.
Successful incorporation of lignin-to-value processes can significantly enhance the sustainability and economic performance of biorefineries.
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