Bio-Sep working with iCAST
UK green technology firm Bio-Sep and the Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST) have begun a joint project to develop renewable, biosourced alternatives to petrochemically derived platform chemicals. They will work together to test the properties and performance of Bio-Sep’s products in composites and as a cement admixture.
The company, which specialises in the conversion of non-food, lignocellulosic biomass from agriculture and forestry via a low-energy biorefinery process. This produces a non-sulphonated lignin with enhanced reactivity and low molecular weight, which it says “have great potential for the large-scale manufacture of sustainable biochemical substitutes that can be used in multiple commercial applications, such as the composites and construction industries”.