US Patent Number
This invention relates to a method for extracting valorized compounds from lignin by contacting lignins with an ionic liquid and/or a deep eutectic solvent and adding a catalyst and/or a biocatalyst to assist in breaking down the source material. Converting lignin into high value chemicals adds revenues for a bio-refinery and helps to improve the economic viability of biofuel production.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY (US)
Shi, Jian; Das, Lalitendu; Liu, Enshi; and Stevens, Joseph C., "Lignin Valorization in Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvent via Catalysis and Biocatalysis" (2020). Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Faculty Patents. 25.