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Wisconsin Energy Institute

New ‘green’ method to help upgrade biomass waste into valuable chemicals

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 11:15am

University of Wisconsin-Madison chemists have identified an approach to use oxygen gas to convert lignin, a byproduct of biofuel production, into a form that could allow it to replace fossil fuels as a source of chemical feedstocks.