Lignin is an aromatic polymer and represents a substantial fraction of lignocellulosic biomass, such as wood and agricultural waste. Lignin is the main source of renewable aromatics in nature, but it is a chemically complex polymer. Current uses have mainly been as a solid fuel or as a filling substance in a polymeric form.
The current project aims at exploring novel high-value applications of lignin through tailor-making microbial hosts for new processes. The project is a collaboration between Applied Microbiology, Chemical Engineering and Analytical Chemistry, at Lund University.
Marie-Francoise Gorwa-Grauslund, Prof.
Department of Chemistry
Division of Applied Microbiology
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