Catalyst assisted cracking of lignin to valuable products

Matti Reinikainen, Marita Niemelä

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    Abstract

    Biomass is made of three main components: cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Of these polymers, lignin is the least utilized. Lignin is produced as a byproduct in wood pulping but at the present time it is used mainly as a low value energy source or fuel. Lignin can also be seen as an abundant, renewable raw material for the production of chemical products. In this paper a method for converting lignin to high value liquid products via direct liquefaction in the presence of a solvent and a catalyst was presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry, EMEC5
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event5th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry, EMEC5 - Bari, Italy
    Duration: 15 Dec 200418 Dec 2004

    Conference

    Conference5th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry, EMEC5
    CountryItaly
    CityBari
    Period15/12/0418/12/04

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    Keywords

    • lignin cracking
    • biomass conversion

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    Reinikainen, M., & Niemelä, M. (2004). Catalyst assisted cracking of lignin to valuable products. In Proceedings of the 5th European Meeting on Environmental Chemistry, EMEC5 [OP17]