Sustainable Products from Plant Biomass
A global green chemistry leader, Leaf Resources is reshaping the economics of using lignocellulosic biomass to replace petrochemicals in thousands of everyday products.
A sustainable bio-based economy needs alternatives to non-renewable feedstocks. Our Glycell™ process significantly reduces the cost of transforming renewable and abundant biomass into high-purity cellulosic sugars, a key ingredient in bio-based production.
There are currently five billion tonnes of biomass available worldwide, enough to produce $750 billion worth of cellulosic sugars per year.
“It’s time for the world to shift! All companies face a direct impact from decreasing natural resources, rising populations and disruptions from climate change.”
Mark Parker, CEO Nike
A Breakthrough Technology
Using waste glycerol from biodiesel production, Glycell™ produces cellulosic sugars, lignin and refined glycerol.
The Glycell™ process is highly efficient. Out technology yields 25% more high-purity sugars, faster and using lower pressure and temperature than rival biomass transformation technologies.
Co-products from the Glycell™ process lignin and refined glycerol, can be sold to generate additional revenue streams reducing the operating costs of cellulosic sugar production. During the Glycell™ process, glycerol is refined from 80% to 95% purity. Purer form glycerol is a higher value product suitable for more refined industrial requirements.
Proven to work effectively on different types of biomass, Glycell™ breaks down woody and non-woody feedstock including eucalyptus, poplar, bagasse, empty fruit bunch and corn stover. The process is applicable to agricultural and forestry waste or non-food crops grown on marginal agricultural land.
Key Benefits Of The Glycell™ Process:
- Cost effective, high-purity cellulosic sugars
- Low capital and operating costs
- Highly accessible cellulose
- Uses industrially available equipment
- Continuous process design
- Versatile scale of operation
- Enables new world of biological transformation (where microbial cells replace current industrial manufacturing approaches)