Developing energy efficient lignin biomass processing – towards understanding mediator behaviour in ionic liquids

Majd Eshtaya, Andinet Ejigu, Gill Stephens, Darren A. Walsh, George Z. Chen, Anna K. Croft
  • Faraday Discussions, January 2016, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c5fd00226e

Electrochemical processing of lignin in ionic liquids

What is it about?

Electrochemical oxidation of lignin, the main component of biomass, in ionic liquid via a redox mediator dissolved in the ionic liquid.

Why is it important?

Demonstration of the feasibility of electro-oxidation of lignin by cyclic voltammetry.

Perspectives

Professor of Electrochemical Technologies George Zheng Chen
University of Nottingham

Think about the prospect of utilising solar electricity to convert lignin (biomass) to more useful substances.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5fd00226e

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