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New conversion process turns biomass 'waste' into lucrative chemical products


December 17, 2014

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A new catalytic process is able to convert what was once considered biomass waste into lucrative chemical products that can be used in fragrances, flavorings or to create high-octane fuel for race cars and jets. A team of researchers from a Department of Energy, Energy Frontier Research Center has developed a process that uses a chemical catalyst and heat to spur reactions that convert lignin into valuable chemical commodities.Full Story

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