IEA Bioenergy Webinar – Sustainable Lignin Valorisation

04 Nov, 2021 - 04 Nov, 2021
Location: Online

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Lignin is the second most abundant biopolymer of land-based biomass, with a huge potential as a source of many aromatic chemicals and building blocks. Its full exploitation can increase the profitability of many lignocellulosic biorefineries and produce biobased products. Despite the great potential for biobased materials in several industrial sectors, one main obstacle to full exploitation is the complex structure of technical lignins as part of the natural variability of different biomass feedstocks but also processes induced differences. The webinar will provide an in-depth look at opportunities and challenges of lignin exploitation, emerging trends in research and development.

The webinar is based on a new report from IEA Bioenergy Task 42 (Biorefining in a circular economy) in cooperation with the European LIGNOCOST network. The webinar will be presented by

  • Isabella De Bari, ENEA, Italy
  • Aristide Giuliano, ENEA, Italy
  • Dimitrios Ladakis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
  • Heiko Lange, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy