Generation 2.1 Biorefinery Technology

The successful commercialization of next-generation biofuels will be enhanced by the development of bio-refineries with the ability to generate multiple co-products and handle diverse feedstocks, including agricultural residues and long dead, beetle killed, Lodgepole pine (BKLP). Lignol Innovations developed and demonstrated new innovative technologies that made greater utilization of the hemicellulose derived sugars by converting these to an additional yield of ethanol and other sugar platform chemicals such as glycols.

Lignol Biomass Conversion Technology

Lignol Innovations has demonstrated its unique and economical integrated process technology for biorefining abundant and renewable ligno-cellulosic biomass feedstocks into ethanol (fuel alcohol), pure lignin and other valuable co-products. Lignol’s unique de-lignification pre-treatment Organosolv process fractionates or separates woody biomass into its components of cellulose, hemi-cellulose and lignin. The cellulose and hemi-cellulose are enzymatically hydrolysed into sugars, which are then fermented into ethanol which can be distilled and dehydrated to fuel-grade ethanol.