Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SWEETWOODS (Production and deploying of high purity lignin and affordable platform chemicals through wood-based sugars)
Reporting period: 2018-06-01 to 2019-11-30
During the first period, a tailored hydrolysis solution was optimized to work with the SWEETWOODS specific feedstock and pre-treatment method. After optimization, Metgen’s enzymatic hydrolysis solution works at beyond state-of-the-art performance level at high biomass consistency. Also, Metgen’s METNIN™ technology fractionating lignin enzymatically has been finalized. It is superior to the state-of-the-art in terms of high yield, low operational costs and capital expenditure requirements, and high functionalization of output. At the end of the project, all the lignin end-use cases (elastomer foams for tube insulation, rigid polyurethane foam panels for insulation, polymer compounds intended for injection molding) and bio-based IBN utilizing second generation sugars are expected to be novel and beyond state-of-the-art.