Is lignin the new special sauce factor for better bioplastics?

As article in Biofuels Digest touts the work of Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists who are helping to crack the 'lignin barrier' currently hampering increased biofuels production.

ORNL researchers say they have made a "better thermoplastic" by taking out the styrene and using lignin instead. Learn all about this new thermoplastic called ABL, short for acrylonitrile butadiene in "ORNL researchers invent tougher plastic with 50 percent renewable content."

Note: We will be featuring an article in our June BLADES newsletter on the commercial potential of lignin. 

Mar 28, 2016