Leaf Resources Limited (ASX:LER) is focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass.
We offer an advanced technology package for breaking down plant derived biomass to useful, sustainable, renewable and biodegradable products. Leaf Resources’ innovative Glycell™ is a disruptive process technology that can reshape the economics of using large-scale biomass resources as a replacement for petroleum-derived products.
The world is actively shifting from a petroleum based economy to a sustainable green economy. Leaf Resources has positioned itself to capitalise and add significant value in this transition process. The growing billion-dollar bio-based products markets uses plant derived components (cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin) as primary feedstock to make biomaterials, such as biodegradable and recyclable plastics, paper, fabric and green chemicals. Cellulose, the next-generation biomaterial, has the potential to replace virtually all petroleum-derived materials and transform various industries.
An essential and a technically complex step is the initial breakdown of plant biomass to its constituent parts.
This is commonly known as the Pretreatment Process.
The Glycell™ process technology developed and available for licensing from Leaf Resources is a suite built around an innovative and effective biomass pretreatment process that is a unique combination of highly advanced chemistry and engineering. The Glycell™ technology operates at low temperature and pressure and uses glycerol as the low cost, recyclable reagent. The process effectively breaks down plant biomass to generate high yield and high concentration of cellulose, while optimising both capital and operating efficiency.