Lignin Solvolysis: Upscaling of the Lignin-To-Liquid Conversion Process towards Technical Applicability

J.R. Gasson, M. Kleinert, T. Barth, D. Forchheim, E. Sahin, A. Kruse & I. Eide
A novel method of converting lignin and lignin-rich residues by hydro-deoxygenation in a formic acid/alcohol reaction medium has been further investigated in terms of fuel properties. Results from upscaling from 5 mL lab scale reactors to a 1 L reactor show positive results in terms of gas composition and transferability to a larger scale. Minor changes in the molecular weight distribution are found in ESI-MS spectra of the products from the two reactors, but the...