Lignol announces cellulosic ethanol production from a new pilot biorefinery
Lignol is a Canadian company engaged in the development of biorefinery technologies for the production of ethanol and other biochemical co-products from non-food biomass. Lignol's proprietary solvent-based pretreatment technology facilitates the rapid conversion of cellulose to ethanol and the production of high value added biochemical co-products including high purity lignin which can lead to materials with novel properties.
Lignol announced in June 2009 that it has completed the first end-to-end production of cellulosic ethanol from its fully integrated pilot biorefinery located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
This production from Canadian wood chips followed the pilot construction phase which began in June 2008, and the start-up phase which began in April 2009. It represents the first production of ethanol using all unit operations of the technology. unique from Lignol.