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Title: From lignin to valuable products–strategies, challenges, and prospects

Abstract

The exploration of effective approaches for the valorization of lignin to valuable products attracts broad interests of a growing scientific community. By fully unlocking the potential of the world’s most abundant resource of bio-aromatics, it could improve the profitability and carbon efficiency of the entire biorefinery process, thus accelerate the replacement of fossil resources with bioresources in our society. The successful realization of this goal depends on the development of technologies to overcome the following challenges, including: 1) efficient biomass pretreatment and lignin separation technologies that overcomes its diverse structure and complex chemistry challenges to obtain high purity lignin; 2) advanced chemical analysis for precise quantitative characterization of the lignin in chemical transformation processes; 3) novel approaches for conversion of biomass-derived lignin to valuable products. In conclusion, this review summarizes the latest cutting-edge innovations of lignin chemical valorization with the focus on the aforementioned three key aspects.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3];  [4]
  1. Washington State Univ., Richland, WA (United States); China Agricultural Univ., Beijing (China)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  4. Washington State Univ., Richland, WA (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1477774
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1489101; OSTI ID: 1550763
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-137687
Journal ID: ISSN 0960-8524; PII: S0960852418313257
Grant/Contract Number:  
21706277; AC05-76RL01830; AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Bioresource Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 271; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0960-8524
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; Lignin; Biomass pretreatment; Lignin characterization; Lignin conversion; Biorefinery

Citation Formats

Wang, Hongliang, Pu, Yunqiao Joseph, Ragauskas, Arthur J., and Yang, Bin. From lignin to valuable products–strategies, challenges, and prospects. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2018.09.072.
Wang, Hongliang, Pu, Yunqiao Joseph, Ragauskas, Arthur J., & Yang, Bin. From lignin to valuable products–strategies, challenges, and prospects. United States. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2018.09.072.
Wang, Hongliang, Pu, Yunqiao Joseph, Ragauskas, Arthur J., and Yang, Bin. Sun . "From lignin to valuable products–strategies, challenges, and prospects". United States. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2018.09.072. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1477774.
@article{osti_1477774,
title = {From lignin to valuable products–strategies, challenges, and prospects},
author = {Wang, Hongliang and Pu, Yunqiao Joseph and Ragauskas, Arthur J. and Yang, Bin},
abstractNote = {The exploration of effective approaches for the valorization of lignin to valuable products attracts broad interests of a growing scientific community. By fully unlocking the potential of the world’s most abundant resource of bio-aromatics, it could improve the profitability and carbon efficiency of the entire biorefinery process, thus accelerate the replacement of fossil resources with bioresources in our society. The successful realization of this goal depends on the development of technologies to overcome the following challenges, including: 1) efficient biomass pretreatment and lignin separation technologies that overcomes its diverse structure and complex chemistry challenges to obtain high purity lignin; 2) advanced chemical analysis for precise quantitative characterization of the lignin in chemical transformation processes; 3) novel approaches for conversion of biomass-derived lignin to valuable products. In conclusion, this review summarizes the latest cutting-edge innovations of lignin chemical valorization with the focus on the aforementioned three key aspects.},
doi = {10.1016/j.biortech.2018.09.072},
journal = {Bioresource Technology},
number = C,
volume = 271,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
}

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