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Title: Editorial: Advancements in Biomass Recalcitrance: The Use of Lignin for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals

The valorization of lignin has become a dominant translational research theme in biorefining in the last few years (Ragauskas et al., 2014). Historically, lignin has been sourced from kraft and sulfite pulping operations, and each of these sources provides some natural limitations to their usage. Commercially, this type of lignin has been used as a dispersant, dust suppression agent, surfactant, binder, and emulsifiers; however, most of these applications are low-value, and the markets are saturated (Gargulak and Lebo, 2000). The general limitation of these lignins is due to the presence of sulfur, extensive cross-linking, difficult process ability, purity, and low-molecular-weight profiles in the case of kraft lignin.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Bioenergy Innovation. Biosciences Division. UT-ORNL Joint Inst. for Biological Science; Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. Center for Renewable Carbon
  2. State Univ. of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Syracuse, NY (United States). Dept. of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Frontiers in Energy Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2296-598X
Publisher:
Frontiers Research Foundation
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; lignin valorization; biorefinery; recalcitrance; lignocellulosic biomass; characterization
OSTI Identifier:
1484101

Ragauskas, Arthur J., and Yoo, Chang Geun. Editorial: Advancements in Biomass Recalcitrance: The Use of Lignin for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.3389/fenrg.2018.00118.
Ragauskas, Arthur J., & Yoo, Chang Geun. Editorial: Advancements in Biomass Recalcitrance: The Use of Lignin for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals. United States. doi:10.3389/fenrg.2018.00118.
Ragauskas, Arthur J., and Yoo, Chang Geun. 2018. "Editorial: Advancements in Biomass Recalcitrance: The Use of Lignin for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals". United States. doi:10.3389/fenrg.2018.00118. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484101.
@article{osti_1484101,
title = {Editorial: Advancements in Biomass Recalcitrance: The Use of Lignin for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals},
author = {Ragauskas, Arthur J. and Yoo, Chang Geun},
abstractNote = {The valorization of lignin has become a dominant translational research theme in biorefining in the last few years (Ragauskas et al., 2014). Historically, lignin has been sourced from kraft and sulfite pulping operations, and each of these sources provides some natural limitations to their usage. Commercially, this type of lignin has been used as a dispersant, dust suppression agent, surfactant, binder, and emulsifiers; however, most of these applications are low-value, and the markets are saturated (Gargulak and Lebo, 2000). The general limitation of these lignins is due to the presence of sulfur, extensive cross-linking, difficult process ability, purity, and low-molecular-weight profiles in the case of kraft lignin.},
doi = {10.3389/fenrg.2018.00118},
journal = {Frontiers in Energy Research},
number = ,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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