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Synthesizing lignin based wood protective coatings materials

Project Leader
Nyanhongo Gibson Stephen, Project Leader
NÖ Science Calls - Dissertationen
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
ACIB GmbH, 8010 Graz, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Braunschmid Verena, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2021)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Funded by
NÖ Forschungs- und Bildungsges.m.b.H. (NFB), Neue Herrengasse 10, 3. Stock, 3100 St. Pölten, Austria
Increasing environmental pollution concerns linked to climate change, increasing number of chronic diseases as well as the diminishing supply of none renewable resources (e.g. the world's petroleum-based chemicals and materials) is
directing efforts towards to development of green chemistry technologies, and efficient and maximum exploitation of renewable resources. Current biorefinery concepts focus on lignocellulosic biomass as a feedstock for the production of
next generation biofuels and platform chemicals. Lignin a by-product of wood pulping process, is one of the major chemical constituents of woody biomass and second most abundant biopolymer on Earth, surpassed only by cellulose.
Traditionally, lignin has been viewed as a waste material and burned as an inefficient fuel. However, in recent decades, research has focused on more economical ways to convert lignin into value-added commodities, such as biofuels,
biomaterials, and biochemicals, thus developing and strengthening the concept of fully integrated biorefineries. In this study, we propose to adapt our previously developed novel laccase lignin polymerization system based on continuous
supply of oxygen to produce versatile lignin based wood coating fromulations with enhanced adhesives, hydrophobic, antimicrobial, flame retardant and UV-stability property
Molecular biology; Environmental biotechnology; Bioprocess technology; Enzyme technology; Fermentation;
enzyme technology; Lignin; surface functionalization;
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