University of Maine Chemical and Biological Engineering Biorefinery Update

Pulp and Paper Foundation- The Dandy Scroll

The University of Maine’s proprietary “van Heiningen process” for hemicellulose extraction from woodchips prior to pulping is moving towards technology deloyment stage. The “van Heiningen process” is UMaine’s patent-pending technology developed with grants from the Department of Energy on its Industries of the Future (IoF) program, the National Science Foundation on its EPSCoR program, and International Paper. This process is key to adding capacity of co-production of new value-added products like fuels, chemicals and polymers to exisiting pulp mills….

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