We aim to discover novel solvents and multiphase systems capable of isolating or dissolving lignin and hemicellulose from lignocellulosic biomass and elucidate their mode of action. We aim to produce lignocellulose-based building blocks of uniform quality with respect to chemistry and morphology by uncovering the disassembly and reassembly mechanisms. Furthermore we will propose new methods for modification building blocks.
- In situ modification of biomass components during fractionation based on molecular oxygen redox chemistry
- Fundamentals of γ-valerolactone – Biorefinery of birch wood
- Enzymatic modification of the lignocellulosic building blocks