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Lignin’s commercial applications to be explored

Mar. 19, 2010, Vancouver – Lignol Energy Corporation and Kingspan Group PLC have forged a joint development agreement to develop commercial applications incorporating Lignol's high-purity lignin and lignin derivatives into various products.


March 19, 2010
By Canadian Biomass

Mar.
19, 2010, Vancouver – Lignol Energy Corporation and Kingspan Group PLC have
forged a joint development agreement to develop commercial applications
incorporating Lignol's high-purity lignin and lignin derivatives into various
products. Kingspan is a global supplier of construction products. The
high-purity ligning will be used as a replacement for some of the raw materials
presently used in Kingspan’s products.

“The
development of products containing materials that have environmental benefits
is a major objective of Kingspan’s corporate sustainability program,” says
Peter Wilson, a group director of Kingspan. “We are interested in exploring
potential applications for renewable sustainable materials such as Lignol’s
lignin within our business for several key reasons, including reducing the
business’ carbon footprint.”
Lignol’s lignin research group will work with
Kingspan to develop application-specific high-purity lignin and lignin
derivatives, says Ross MacLachlan, president and CEO of Lignol.

Lignol converts biomass feedstocks
such as agricultural and forestry residues into
cellulosic ethanol. Lignin is extracted during the biorefining process and used
to produce a range of high-purity lignin materials. These compounds have
applications in a wide range of industrial products, with a consequent
reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

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