Home > Details view

Details view

Knowhow offering

TitleProcess yielding high value fuel additives (octane enhancers) from lignin
Knowhow is available forEfficient process for the depolymerization of lignin to produce substituted phenolic monomer compounds that are further converted to fuel additives
SummaryNCL scientists have developed an efficient 2 step process for depolymerization of lignin to substituted phenolic monomer compounds which could be further processed for use as high value fuels/additives. The process operates under milder reaction conditions (temperature range of 215- 250 ̊C). The reaction time is of 5 mins to 2 hrs. Product yield is >25%.
Advantages• Yields fuel additives from a renewable source • Milder reactions due to the solid acid catalyst used- work under 270 ̊ C • Process is more environmentally friendly than the conventional processes due to the recyclable catalysts • This process results in very little loss of the products in the form of gas or due to degradation

Knowhow is listed under following categories

Knowhow from
Scientific/ engineering subject areas Chemical sciences & engineering ; Others
Investor interest categories Clean/Green/ Enviro/Energy Technology ; Others
Industries Energy, Fuels ; Agriculture, Agro-biotech, Agro-products, Fertilizers, Food processing & Secondary Agriculture Energy, Fuels Natural Resources, Water, Environment, Sustainability Polymers, Plastics, Elastomers, Fibers, Adhesives, Paints, Specialty Polymers, Natural Polymers, Fibers and Leather Others
Customer categories and nature of business Businesses and other industries (B2B) ; Consumers (B2C)
Technology readiness levels TRL B: Proof-of-concept demonstrated in lab scale

Year of development
Whether patents are part of this offering ?Yes

Related documents:

Write- ups and marketing documents

Database reference

Database record number 20131002114454
Date of upload 3 / Oct / 2013
Date of update 4 / Oct / 2013
URL to site when communicating about this knowhow http://nclinnovations.org/khdb/viewrecord.php?recordno=20131002114454
Request for this technology Click here for Request Form


Technology provider:
Innovation Management partner:
Incubation partner: