Biofuels Digest: Makin’ money in muddy waters with a magic molecule

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This article in Biofuels Digest is about a research advance from James Dumesic, Ernest Micek Distinguished Chair in chemical and biological engineering.

In Wisconsin, James Dumesic and his cohort of biomagicians revealed that they have trained up gamma valerolactone (GVL) into a solvent that converts biomass into three viable products, in one step — the platform chemical furfural, a dissolving pulp that can be spun into textile fibers and a highly pure lignin that makes battery anodes and carbon foams. Read more…