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8317267 Canada brings its lignin fractionation tech out of stealth : Biofuels Digest

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First Canadian plant to use lignin

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The Hinton pulp mill has opened the first Canadian plant built to convert a sticky tree chemical from waste into a range of new environmentally friendly commercial products. Source: Edmonton Journal The $30-million facility attached to the West Fraser mill recovers lignin from the pulping operation in hopes of finding better uses for the compound, the natural binder that holds wood together. For decades lignin has simply been burned with other liquids to fuel pulp mill boilers, but those days might be over. The forest product company’s new facility will turn the lignin into a natural adhesive to help make plywood. The Can$30-million facility attached to the West Fraser mill recovers lignin from the pulping operation in hopes of finding better uses for the compound, the natural binder that holds wood together. For decades lignin has simply been burned with other liquids to fuel pulp mill boilers, but those days might be over, said Keith Carter, West Fraser’s vice-president of pulp and energy. “Industry has been looking for a way to extract the lignin so it can be used more profitably,” said Mr Carter. “We have done many trials and it’s very successful. We certainly see, initially, uses within our engineered wood product plants, but as time marches on we have had a lot of interest from other people.” The Vancouver company, which has two plywood plants and a laminated veneer operation in Alberta, initially hopes to make 30 tonnes of lignin a day in Hinton. That will add about a dozen jobs at the mill, which employs about 300 people. Some of the natural adhesive will displace petroleum-based resins, but other possible uses include packaging and mouldable material similar to plastic. The company could eventually open similar plants at other mills or boost output in Hinton. About Can$19 million of cost of the commercial demonstration plant was covered by federal and provincial government agencies, including Can$3 million from Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions. West Fraser must contribute Can$1.5 million to a lignin research fund. Chief executive Steve Price said in the past lignin was a “problem substance,” but developing the Alberta facility will help diversify the provincial economy. “Lignin byproducts have real potential to open new market opportunities for Alberta’s forest industry and contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint in this province,” he said.
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Researchers invent tougher nanostructured plastic with 50 percent renewable content

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Researchers invent tougher nanostructured plastic with 50 percent renewable content
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The use of lignin as a precursor to carbon fiber

This animation illustrates the use of lignin as a precursor to carbon fiber. A sustainable, renewable resource, lignin is derived from woody plants such as t...
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New class of materials: hybrid aerogels with biopolymers

New class of materials: hybrid aerogels with biopolymers | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
“With the development of a hybrid aerogel using biopolymers, researchers have further improved the insulating properties of silicate-based aerogels.”
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New graphene production technique is 100x cheaper than other methods - Digital Trends

New graphene production technique is 100x cheaper than other methods - Digital Trends | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
“A new graphene production process developed at Glasgow University could finally make this super-material affordable and available.”
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How strong is graphene?

In this video, we find out how strong graphene is. Graphene is the strongest material known to man. It is over 200 times stronger than steel. The strength of ...
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Global Activated Carbon Market to Reach $3.7 Billion by 2019, Says a New ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)

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Lignin Market Worth $6.19 Billion By 2022: Grand View Research, Inc. - Digital Journal

Browse full research report with TOC on "Lignin Market Analysis By Product (Low-Purity Lignin, Ligno-Sulphonates, Kraft Lignin) By Application (Macromolecules, Aromatics) And Segment Forecasts To 2022" at: http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/lignin-market ...
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Graphene: The patent landscape is changing - Insider Media

Graphene: The patent landscape is changing - Insider Media | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
Insider Media Ltd publishes Insider magazine, the UK's leading regional business publication, host over 100 major business events and has the UK's largest regional business email news service.
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Getting to grips with graphene | Shou-En Zhu | TEDxDelft

Graphene, a nano-structure, has many different usages. For instance, imagine a world where you would be able to desalinate water with a tool that can fit in your ...
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Researchers Study Magnetic Property of Graphene

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Researchers are exploring a surprising property of partially hydrogenated graphene: uniform magnetism.
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The importance of lignin for ethanol production

The importance of lignin for ethanol production | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
Abengoa is working on different strategies to use lignin and adapting these strategies so they could potentially be used in second-generation biorefineries
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LIFT PRESS RELEASE SEPT.28.2016.pdf

LIFT PRESS RELEASE SEPT.28.2016.pdf | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
Canadian Company annouces LIFT, a midstream process technology that affordably fractionates lignin from diverse biomass streams.
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Second call for proposals from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking

Second call for proposals from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
In its second call for proposals, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking has earmarked €106m for the research and development of useful bio-based products.
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We are a step closer to a smartphone that weighs less than a dime

We are a step closer to a smartphone that weighs less than a dime | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
You may not have heard of them before, but I can tell you that Aerogels are cool. They are ultra-porous materials that are whipped up from silica gel or even aluminum oxide and may weigh just 15% m...
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Graphene improves microphone sensitivity by 30 times

Graphene improves microphone sensitivity by 30 times | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a graphene-based microphone which is nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction.
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Graphene Flex Foam: Graphene 3D Lab Introduces New Lightweight, Flexible ... - 3DPrint.com

Graphene Flex Foam: Graphene 3D Lab Introduces New Lightweight, Flexible ... - 3DPrint.com | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
“Among the materials best poised to live up to their hype as a truly game-changing technology is graphene--and among the leaders in developing graphene as a viable material for use in additive manufacture is Graphene 3D Lab.”
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Oak Ridge startup General Graphene nets $8.7M financing round - Knoxville News Sentinel

Oak Ridge startup General Graphene nets $8.7M financing round - Knoxville News Sentinel | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
“Startup funding network Angel Capital Group is making a $7.8 million bet on Oak Ridge-based advanced materials startup General Graphene in what Angel Capital CEO Eric Dobson calls the largest round of Series A financing in Tennessee's history.”
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Graphene Could Shape Future of Automotive Fuel Efficiency - Composites Manufacturing Magazine (blog)

Graphene Could Shape Future of Automotive Fuel Efficiency - Composites Manufacturing Magazine (blog) | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
“Scientists from have found that graphene could lead to greener, more fuel efficient cars in the future by converting heat into electricity.”
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Graphene burns bright in world's thinnest filament light bulb - Wired.co.uk

Graphene burns bright in world's thinnest filament light bulb - Wired.co.uk | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
A collaboration between mechanical engineers from the US and Korea has resulted in the creation of the world's thinnest light bulb, which is made from wonder material graphene
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Novak Djokovic's Ultimate HEAD Speed Challenge

Novak Djokovic secretly tested his new HEAD Graphene Speed racquet during his preparation for the new season -- with some very surprising results.
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VW Touts Use of Lignin As Plastics’ Filler | THE MOLDING BLOG

VW Touts Use of Lignin As Plastics’ Filler | THE MOLDING BLOG | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
VW touts use of lignin as a plastics filler in series auto production. Cost and weight savings reported. http://t.co/xXy0uyobEj @VW #bio
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Another tiny miracle: Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste

Another tiny miracle: Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
Graphene oxide far surpasses other materials commonly used to remove radioactive toxins from water, according to new research at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University.
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Graphene Hybrid supercapacitors storing as much as lead acid batteries which ... - Next Big Future

Graphene Hybrid supercapacitors storing as much as lead acid batteries which ... - Next Big Future | The Valorisation of LIGNIN | Scoop.it
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