EnviroTech :: Sustainability
U of Wisconsin–Madison researchers identify way to transform biomass waste into biobased chemical feedstock
9:00 AM MDT | April 30, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez
University of Wisconsin–Madison (Madison, WI) chemists have identified an approach to using oxygen gas to convert lignin, a by-product of biofuel production, into a form that could allow it to replace fossil fuels as a source of chemical feedstocks, the university has announced. "Use of lignin as a source of chemical feedstocks is part of an emerging subfield of chemistry being built around biomass-derived chemicals," says Shannon Stahl, chemistry professor at the university. Lignin is an organic material found in trees and other plants...
This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.
Forgot your user ID or password?
Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?
Here's why you should be:
100% Satisfaction Guarantee