Chemical conversion of biomass

Lignocellulosic biomass consists of three primary chemical fractions: cellulose, a glucose polymer, hemicellulose, predominantly pentoses in hardwoods and cereals but then again hexoses in softwoods, and lignin, a complex polyphenol. In a LCF biorefinery, the fractions are separated and processed to desired spectrum of products.

Currently, our research is focused on the development of technologies related to the fractionation of plant biomass and conversion routes as follows:



Prof. Juha Tanskanen,

Dr (Tech) Juha Ahola,

Last updated: 24.9.2019