Leaf Resources’ breakthrough pretreatment technology – the Glycell™ Process – revolutionises the production of sustainable and renewable bio-based products from lignocellulosic biomass.
Our patent pending Glycell™ technology is a suite of highly advanced chemistry and engineering processes that break down plant biomass at lower temperature and pressure and generate a higher yield of cellulose than conventional approaches. Glycell™ is also more cost effective and operationally efficient.
The next step
The cellulose is then converted to cellulosic sugars through enzymatic hydrolysis and the lignin, hemicellulose and glycerol become valuable co-products. Cellulosic sugars are a major feedstock for green, renewable biobased chemicals, bioplastics, biofuels and products, with fast growing multi-billion dollar markets.
The GlycellTM process can produce cellulosic sugars at under $50 per tonne when co-products are included. This compares with $230 per tonne for sugars produced from the conversion of dilute acid and $280 per tonne for raw sugar.