Heterogeneously catalyzed lignin depolymerization


Biomass offers a unique resource for the sustainable production of bio-derived chemical and fuels as drop-in replacements for the current fossil fuel products. Lignin represents a major component of lignocellulosic biomass, but is particularly recalcitrant for valorization by existing chemical technologies due to its complex cross-linking polymeric network. Here, we highlight a range of catalytic approaches to lignin depolymerisation for the production of aromatic bio-oil and monomeric oxygenates.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13203-016-0157-y
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2016. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Funding: EPSRC (EP/K021796/1 and EP/K029525/2) for financial support. Support from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 604307 is also acknowledged.
Uncontrolled Keywords: biomass ,lignin ,heterogeneous catalysis ,solid acid
Publication ISSN: 2190-5533
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-09
Published Online Date: 2016-06-03
Accepted Date: 2016-05-25
Authors: Pineda, Antonio
Lee, Adam F. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-2153-1391)



Version: Published Version

License: Creative Commons Attribution

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