International Sugar Journal

Germany – Construction of the new €550 million UPM’s biorefinery has commenced [Full subscriber]

The Finnish pulp and paper producer UPM commenced the construction of the state-of-the-art biochemicals facility in Leuna, Germany on 7th October.

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Engineered E. coli supports the production of coniferol from lignocellulosic feedstock [Full subscriber]

Researchers from the UK and Brazil have developed a consolidated process to produce chemical building block, coniferol from lignocellulosic feedstock.

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Finland – Spinnova and Fortum partner to expand production textile fibres from lignocellulosic feedstocks [Full subscriber]

The Finnish start-up Spinnova is partnering with the local clean-energy firm Fortum to advance the production of cellulose-based textile fibres.

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Accelerated electrons dislodge cellulosic sugars from lignocellulosic feedstock [Registered]

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 […]

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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.

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Hemocyanins from gribbles effective in hydrolysing lignocellulosic feedstock [Registered]

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.

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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.

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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.

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Russian chemists synthesis benzofurans from lignocellulosic feedstocks [Registered]

Researchers at RUDN University together with their Russian colleagues have developed a new approach to the synthesis of benzofurans from lignocellulosic feedstocks.

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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.

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