Turning ubiquitous lignin into high-value chemicals

Posted by on September 16, 2016 5:20 pm
Categories: Top News

Abundant, chock full of energy and bound so tightly that the only way to release its energy is through combustion — lignin has frustrated scientists for years. With the help of an unusual soil bacteria, researchers believe they now know how to crack open lignin, a breakthrough that could transform the economics of biofuel production.

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