Lignin Expert

What does a lignin expert or lignin consultant do? Lignin is a constituent of the cell walls of almost all dry land plant cells. It is the world’s second most abundant natural polymer, surpassed only by cellulose.  Unlike cellulose, lignins are not composed of sugars but are aromatic in nature.   A lignin expert is one familiar with…

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Lignins

Lignins are natural polymers that give the cell walls of plants their strength, have been called some nasty names: an “ugly, unwieldy molecule,” ornery, tough, and uncooperative.  But lignin experts say the unloved, but abundant, substance, is coming into its own as a sustainable and effective alternative to fossil fuels. The second most abundant polymer in…

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Lignin Consultant

Lignin consultants are often in high demand as ligins constitute about 30% of the non-fossil carbon available from biomass.  It is a coproduct of both woody and agricultural wastes.   Currently, most of the lignin collected is burned as fuel for boilers and fired heaters.   Finding ways for increasing its value is critical to the economy…

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