LIGNOCELLULOSE REFINING

 

The separation without degradation of the components of lignocellulosic biomass, described in the work of Prof. Dr. Michel Delmas opened new horizons for cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin.

 

This allowed the development of the LEEBIO™ technology that BioEB™ implements.

CELLULOSE

HEMICELLULOSES

LIGNIN

Cellulose is the source of global paper pulp production. It is also a non-food source of Glucose, C6 sugar.

 

With LEEBIO™ technology, cellulose of non-fossil origin becomes an inexhaustible source of energy producing syngas (SYNGAS) with a high degree of purity.

Hemicelluloses are extracted as sweet molasses and active for the tanning of vegetable proteins in animal feed.

 

Hemicelluloses from LEEBIO™ technology are the only natural source of C5 sugars to produce furan derivatives such as: Xylitol, 2-methylfuran, furfural, furfuryl alcohol …

Lignin is a non-sulfur phenolic biopolymer having exceptional qualities IF it is extracted without degradation.

 

Lignin extracted by LEEBIO™ technology can substitute industrial phenols or polyols in polymers such as phenolic resins, Bakelite, epoxy and polyurethanes.

All products from this technology are extracted under exceptional ecological, economic and environmental conditions. And the only energy necessary for their synthesis is that of the sun.

The technology comes from an observation published in 2001 in the article

Formic acid pulping of Rice Straw

In the current energy and environmental context, LEEBIO ™ technology allows

 

LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS

 

to become

 

THE UNIVERSAL ENERGY RESOURCE

 

which will eventually replace fossil resources