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A new perspective in bio-refining: Levoglucosenone and cleaner lignin from waste biorefinery hydrolysis lignin by selective conversion of residual saccharides

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JournalEnergy & Environmental Science
DateAccepted/In press - 8 Jul 2016
DateE-pub ahead of print - 8 Jul 2016
DatePublished (current) - 1 Aug 2016
Issue number8
Number of pages4
Pages (from-to)2571-2574
Early online date8/07/16
Original languageEnglish


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.

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