Green Chemicals and Adhesives from Forestry Biomass Conversion

With increasing global concern over depletion of non-renewable fossil fuel and rising price for petroleum and petroleum derived products, there is a strong interest worldwide in developing suitable technologies that can derive fuel and chemicals from renewable biomass resources, i.e. using forestry biomass as a feed stock for “bio-refinery”. Currently we are working on converting forest biomass waste residue, such as bark, as feed stock to produce bio-based green chemicals and novel adhesives for applications in building products. Meanwhile, work is also underway to develop bark based novel panel products.