Session 5: Lignin to Whatever
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
8:30AM - 10:00AM
Session Chair: Peter Axegård, C-Green Technology AB
Fractionation of Lignin Recovered from Hot-water Extracts of Angiosperms and Its Applications in Synthesis of Lignin-based Products
Presenter: Aditi Nagardeolekar - SUNY-ESF
Lignin is an important raw material that shows immense potential in value-added applications. While much of the lignin is being burned for power, development of value-added uses other than energy generation can open new markets for the pulp and paper industry and improve economics, especially for the biorefinery.
Product development and quality improvement are vital to this emerging market resulting in the need for new lignin technologies and process advancements.
During this presentation attendees will gain insight on improving the quality of lignin-based products using two solvent systems, aqueous and organic-based, to fractionate lignins recovered from hot-water extracts of angiosperms. This process results in decreased polydispersity and increased total lignin content by removal of impurities. Attendees will also hear how these lignin fractions were further utilized to synthesize value-added products applicable in the agricultural, pharmaceutical and biomedical arena.
Additional Session Presentation
Selecting Solvents for Lignin Value Prior to Pulping
Presenter: Thomas T. Kwok - Georgia Institute of Technology