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University of Western Ontario Researchers Use Map Business Online to Illustrate Kraft Lignin Availability

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University of Western Ontario Researchers Use Map Business Online to Illustrate Kraft Lignin Availability

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CORNISH, Maine, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SpatialTEQ Inc., publisher of North America's fastest growing business mapping software, today announces that a group of researchers, from University of Western Ontario, Canada, selected Map Business Online as a map generation tool used to illustrate the availability of Kraft Lignin, a renewable bio-mass by-product of industrial manufacturing processes. Their research was recently published in the America Chemical Society publisher ACS, at their Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering journal. The map can be found in their research article titled: Capacity Design of a Kraft Lignin Biorefinery for Production of Biophenol via a Proprietary Low-Temperature/Low-Pressure Lignin Depolymerization Process.

Co-author, Luana Dessbesell and others, write in their publication, "Although kraft lignin is currently used mainly for the production of bioenergy in pulp mills, 60-70% of the recovery boilers in North America have capacity limitations (bottleneck) which results in a surplus of lignin. This excess of lignin is now beginning to be extracted for the production of bio-based chemicals and materials."

The team used a Map Business Online heat map to display Kraft lignin availability in Canada. "The above KL supply availability and location of the mills were considered to define the capacity scenarios." The Canadian forest industry is seeking to diversify its portfolio of bioenergy resources to remain competitive, as bioenergy alone is not enough to transform the forest industry. By supplementing energy options with low-cost innovations like the use of Kraft Lignin, everybody gains.

About ACS

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering invites Letters, Articles, Features, and Perspectives (Reviews) that address challenges of sustainability in the chemical enterprise and advance principles of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. Examples of topics in the journal's scope include:

  • Green Chemistry
  • Green Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Biomass or Wastes as Resources
  • Alternative Energy
  • Life-Cycle Assessment

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