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Lignol has biorefining breakthrough

Oct. 22, 2010, Vancouver – Lignol Innovations has developed process innovations in organosolv pre-treatment performance that should improve the efficiency and economics of Lignol’s cellulose biorefinery technology.


October 22, 2010
By Lignol

Oct.
22, 2010, Vancouver – Lignol Energy Corporation’s wholly owned subsidiary,
Lignol Innovations Ltd., has developed process innovations that represent a breakthrough
in organosolv pre-treatment performance, resulting in improved efficiencies and
enhanced economics of Lignol’s cellulose biorefinery technology platform. Since
acquiring the original Alcell pre-treatment process, the company has been
working on enhancements to improve efficiency and economics.

This work has
culminated in the development of a significant process modification, which has
recently undergone operating campaigns in Lignol’s pilot plant in Burnaby,
British Columbia. The patent pending process, named AlcellPlus, builds on the
proven attributes of Lignol’s core process designs while providing the
potential for lower capital cost and reduced operating costs. Lignol expects
that AlcellPlus will provide greater flexibility in processing a wider range of
cellulosic feedstocks that may be suitable candidates for biorefining.


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