An unexpected opportunity is reported to improve the sustainability of biorefineries whereby 8 wt% levoglucosenone (LGE) can be derived from unconverted saccharides in a lignin-rich biorefinery waste stream in a highly selective fashion (>90%). Additionally, in the process a purer lignin is obtained which can be used for further processing or materials applications. LGE is a valuable and versatile product with a plethora of applications.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Energy & Environmental Science|
|Early online date||8 Jul 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2016|
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James Hanley Clark
- Chemistry - Professor
Leonardo Dario Gomez
- Biology - Senior Research Fellow
Duncan James MacQuarrie
- Chemistry - Reader