Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
Research ENTEG News overview

What to do with lignin?

10 September 2021

In a recent set of opinion papers in the inaugural issue of Chem Catalysis a new journal by Cell Press, Dr. Peter J. Deuss of ENTEG and Christian Kugge (R&D specialist at Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) discuss the future potential of lignin, a main component of biomass, and the way forward in enabling its use in higher value applications. Some current hurdles are presented together with novel application fields. A strong case is made for lignin-first biorefining, a concept in which lignin is no longer treated as a residual stream but purposely extracted and optionally combined catalytic depolymerization emerging fine chemical and polymer applications. It is a shared view that the key lies with new intersectoral collaborations and the training of a next generation of students with strong background in catalysis and chemical process engineering, specifically for the pulping industry.

For more information have a look at the original papers

Reprinted from Chem Catal (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/chem-catalysis) , 1, P.J.Deuss & C. Kugge, “Lignin-first” catalytic valorization for generating higher value from lignin, 6-11 , Copyright (2021), with permission from Elsevier.
Reprinted from Chem Catal (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/chem-catalysis) , 1, P.J.Deuss & C. Kugge, “Lignin-first” catalytic valorization for generating higher value from lignin, 6-11 , Copyright (2021), with permission from Elsevier.
Last modified:10 September 2021 2.29 p.m.

More news

  • 11 December 2023

    Join the 'Language and AI' community

    As a part of the Jantina Tammes School, the 'Language and AI' theme is an interdisciplinary initiative that aims to encourage collaboration among academics, PhD candidates, students, and industry representatives who share a keen interest in the...

  • 13 October 2023

    Moniek Tromp appointed Captain of Science of the Top Sector Chemistry

    Prof. Moniek Tromp has been appointed Captain of Science of the Chemistry Top Sector by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As from 1 July 2023, she succeeded Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University.

  • 12 September 2023

    Art in times of AI

    Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...