The Glycell™ Process

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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.