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2013-04-01 10:26:09

When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it´s generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource. Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth. For thousands of years it has been used as animal feed, and for the past two centuries has been a staple of the paper industry. This abundant resource, however, could also supply the sugars needed to produce advanced biofuels that can supplement or replace fossil fuels, providing several key...

2013-03-19 08:27:12

NEW YORK, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wall Street Source announced new research reports highlighting Domtar Corp (NYSE: UFS), P.H. Glatfelter Company (NYSE: GLT), Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM), Resolute Forest Products Inc (NYSE: RFP) and Fibria Celulose SA (NYSE: FBR). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Domtar Corp Research...

2013-03-12 12:23:03

Plymouth Mill to produce bio-material with wide range of industrial applications as petro-chemical alternative - the first of its kind in over quarter century TICKER SYMBOL (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) MONTREAL, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that it has successfully installed a commercial-scale lignin separation plant at its Plymouth, North Carolina mill, the first U.S. facility of its type in over 25 years.  The...

High-Throughput Analytical Pyrolysis Tool Is Faster And More Precise
2013-03-05 13:43:19

National Renewable Energy Laboratory A screening tool from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) eases and greatly quickens one of the thorniest tasks in the biofuels industry: determining cell wall chemistry to find plants with ideal genes. NREL's new High-Throughput Analytical Pyrolysis tool (HTAP) can thoroughly analyze hundreds of biomass samples a day and give an early look at the genotypes that are most worth pursuing. Analysis of a sample...

2013-02-15 15:19:12

Digesting lignin, a highly stable polymer that accounts for up to a third of biomass, is a limiting step to producing a variety of biofuels. Researchers at Brown have figured out the microscopic chemical switch that allows Streptomyces bacteria to get to work, breaking lignin down into its constituent parts. Microorganisms that can break down plant biomass into the precursors of biodiesel or other commodity chemicals might one day be used to produce alternatives to petroleum. But the...

2013-01-31 08:29:25

VANCOUVER, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or "the Company"), a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lignol Innovations Ltd. ("LIL") has secured a commercial supply agreement with a market leader in the sustainable thermoplastics industry. The agreement provides for the supply of LIL's proprietary HP-L(TM) lignin to a European company, a global leader in...

2012-12-03 11:34:07

Turning lignin, a plant's structural "glue" and a byproduct of the paper and pulp industry, into something considerably more valuable is driving a research effort headed by Amit Naskar of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In a cover article published in Green Chemistry, the research team describes a process that ultimately transforms the lignin byproduct into a thermoplastic - a polymer that becomes pliable above a specific temperature. Researchers accomplished this by reconstructing larger...

2012-11-27 04:20:13

LONDON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing markets worth more than 130 billion dollars, lignin could become the main renewable aromatic resource for the chemical industry in the future. The first opportunity could emerge as early as 2015 from the direct substitution of phenol in most of its industrial applications: phenolic resins, surfactants, epoxy resins, adhesives or polyester. "The industry is just beginning to scratch the surface of lignin's potential," explains Frost &...

Genome Of The Button Mushroom Sequenced
2012-10-09 05:30:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Occupying a prominent place in our diet and grocery stores, the button mushroom boasts a multibillion-dollar niche. In nature, the same mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, is known to decay leaf matter on the forest floor. A new study, led by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), has determined the complete gene sequence of A. bisporus. Published...

2012-08-28 14:21:08

VANCOUVER, Aug. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("Lignol" or "the Company"), a leading technology company in the advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals sector, today announced its financial results for the year ended  April 30, 2012 (all figures in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted). Fiscal 2012 Highlights: -- Awarded up to $2.2 million in additional funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada --...