Depolymerizing that dang lignin: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to biochemical lignin deconstruction


The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to develop a biological approach to depolymerize lignin for upgrading of aromatic compounds to co-products. Lignin valorization is key for meeting the DOE’s hydrocarbon fuel cost and sustainability targets in integrated biorefineries.

Principal investigators Gregg Beckham at NREL and John Gladden at Sandia National Laboratory and their research teams prepared these illuminating slides on the project’s progress and promise.