Converting sugars to hydrocarbons requires separating large amounts of water from usable product, an expensive undertaking.
The Biochemical technologies team focuses on integrated separations technologies that enable
- Cost-effective lignin valorization processes by fines removal, catalyst recovery, dewatering, and molecular weight (MW) fractionation
- Integrated cost-effective methods for recovery of key fuel and co-product intermediates from aqueous media.
The Biochemical technology team leverages its expertise to conduct experiments at the bench-scale (≤1 liter), transferring microbes, fermentation conditions, and lignin samples to partners for research and development activities as needed.