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EU Project Aimed at Converting Waste into Sustainable Chemical Compounds

July 04, 2019 / AZoM

The techniques for manufacturing sustainable chemicals from lignin are further expanded by the Electrosynthesis group at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The research lab, headed by Professor Siegfried Waldvogel at the JGU Institute of Organic Chemistry, is managing a partnership consortium of institutes of higher education and businesses. The SElectiveLI project was initiated by the EU and an industrial consortium and is being financed through the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Public-Private Partnership. In the next three years, EUR 2.9 million will be granted to achieve an ambitious goal. The goal of Waldvogel’s team is to demonstrate how lignosulfonate, a waste product of the paper and pulp sector, can be used to create beneficial “green” compounds. To execute this complex process, it will first be necessary to conduct a feasibility study on a laboratory scale. The team will be working alongside many European partners in this project. El...