(56b) Characterization of Lignins Produced from Woody Biomass Using Solvent Extraction

Authors: 
Ma, R., Washington State University
Guo, M., Washington State University
Zhang, X., Washington State University
Alvarez-Vasco, C., Bioproducts Science Engineering Laboratory, Washington State University

Abstract Submission to Be Considered as an Oral Presentation at AICHE 2015Annual Meeting in T4A01 Biomass Characterization, Pretreatment and Fractionation I

Characterization of Lignins Produced from Woody Biomass Using Solvent Extraction

Ruoshui Ma1, Carlos Alvarez-Vasco1, Mond Guo1, Vincent Hebert1, Jinwen Zhang1, Xiao Zhang1

  1. Washington State University, Richland, WA, 99354

Lignin is the largest nature source of renewable material with an aromatic skeleton and thus a potential source for a range of value-added chemicals/products. Developing novel solvent systems for selectively extracting lignin from biomass and for lignin conversion to value-added chemicals have gained increasing interest recently.

In this presentation, we will report current progress from our group on developing a new type of solvent for selective remove of lignin from woody biomass including Douglas fir and Poplar. Detailed characterization of lignin properties and investigation of its potential for conversion to value-added chemicals will be presented.

Presenting author: Ruoshui Ma, Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, Richland, WA, 99354

Contact: ruoshui.ma@email.wsu.edu