Energy, a Canadian company engaged in the development of biorefining
technologies, has entered into a five-year joint development and
commercialization contract with FPInnovations, a not-for-profit R&D
firm, to develop high-value commercial applications for cellulose made
using Lignol’s biorefining process.
highly reactive cellulose produced using Lignol’s integrated
biorefining platform can be used to produce cellulose-based materials,
sugar platform chemicals, and biofuels. Cellulose-based materials have
several industrial applications, including food products, paper, and
President and CEO, Ross MacLachlan points out that the economics of
Lignol’s biorefinery platform will be improved and the markets for this
technology will be diversified, as it has the potential to produce
value-added cellulose-based materials. The agreement will enable Lignol
to use FPInnovations’ global experience and intellectual property in
creating materials that meet the rising worldwide demand for renewable
products for replacing mineral-based and fossil-carbon materials.
collaboration supports FPInnovations’ aim to capitalize on Canada’s
fiber attributes and develop new products as well as market
opportunities within an environmental sustainability framework.