Extracting cellulosic sugars from lignocellulosic biomass is costly as it is difficult to tease out the cellulose and hemiceullose fractions from the recalcitrant lignin and hydrolyse the former two into […]
VTT launches gasification technology to produce biofuel cost-effectively from lignocellulosic feedstock [Registered]
Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd have developed a new gasification-based technique to turn lignocellulosic feedstock, in particular, forest industry residues, into transport fuels and chemicals.
An international team of researchers has discovered that gribbles (termites of the sea) that hemocyanin proteins, which transport oxygen through the bodies of invertebrates, play a major role in the crustacean’s ability to extract sugars from wood. This discovery is likely to support the production of cellulosic biofuels where breaking down the lignocellulosic feedstock is the key crucial step.
Catechyl lignin found to withstand harsh measures during lignocellulosic feedstocks deconstruction [Full subscriber]
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) with partners at the Center for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) have shown that a recently-discovered variety of the substance, catechyl lignin (C-lignin), has attributes that could make it well-suited as the starting point for a range of bioproducts.
Novel process to convert lignocellulosic feedstocks into five-carbon sugar and furfural [Registered]
Researchers from Taiwan, Australia, India and Bangladesh have successfully developed an effective process to convert lignocellulosic feedstocks into commercially valuable chemicals for food and pharmaceuticals.
Researchers at RUDN University together with their Russian colleagues have developed a new approach to the synthesis of benzofurans from lignocellulosic feedstocks.
New process conversion technology for jet fuel production from lignocellulosic feedstock [Registered]
Researchers at the University of Delaware have developed new catalysts which could help in converting lignocellulosic feedstock into jet fuel.
Cellulase enzyme from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii found to be effective for hydrolysing cellulosic feedstock [Registered]
Discovery of a cellulase enzyme from Caldicellulosiruptor bescii by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been found to be effective in breaking down cellulosic feedstocks to release sugars for subsequent fermentation to biofuels.
Researchers from the University of Delaware (UD) have developed a new process to extract sugars from lignocellulosic feedstocks which they claim is an upgrade on the current technologies used in the sector.
The biotech start-up S2G BioChem is planning to build a new demonstration plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada that will produce xylitol from lignocellulosic feedstock, in particular, the locally available residues from pulp and paper plants