Aromatic compounds are so easily extracted from (fossil-based) naphtha, that bio aromatics seemed to be science fiction. The reason: lignin, the most probable resource, was hard to handle. Green chemistry knowledge advances so fast that research groups like Dutch / Flemish Biorizon (TNO, VITO and Green Chemistry Campus) provide the possibility to commercially produce Bio aromatics from lignin in less than ten years. The countdown towards bio-revolution has started. Continue reading Bio aromatics derived from lignin
The idea of using natural products in adhesives is not new. Animal blood, fish bones or skin and casein adhesives are one of the oldest materials used as wood adhesives. Continue reading Lignin from biorefineries into Adhesive
The Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) and ExxonMobil team-up to research on the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into polymers. Continue reading ExxonMobil Invests in BioPolymers
Biomass chemistry and its key global and regional development drivers – Interview of Daniel Gibbs by Mario Bonaccorso, editor of “Il Bioeconomista”, published on January 20 and reproduced entirely below
Ecochem Basel: CEO’s and global leaders from the world’s elite brands and chemical companies gather in the Swiss city two months ahead of the Davos summit.