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New LIBRE paper

Understanding the thermal and dielectric response of organosolv and modified kraft lignin as a carbon fibre precursor. Download full text at https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/gc/c8gc01577e#!divAbstract Also available open access at http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6963

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Dr Mario Culebras gave an invited talk about LIBRE results at Bermal institute

Lignin Based Carbon Fibres   Abstract Lignin is one of the most abundant components of lignocellulosic biomass, with hemicellulose and cellulose. However, much of its use has been restricted to low value applications such as fuel. More recently a cascading approach has been used to valorise lignin in products such as acetic acid, methanol, and phenolic compounds. Lignin additives have displayed flame retardancy characteristics and provide antioxidant protection to other polymers. However, its use as a carbon fibre precursor is…

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Dr Maurice N Collins (LIBRE coordinator) gave an invited talk at Bio-Based Industries Workshop June 2017

Horizon 2020 is of strategic importance to the Governments of Ireland and Northern Ireland so in recognition of the need to promote the Bio-Based Industries Public Private Partnership, InterTradeIreland, the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs Northern Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine Ireland and University College Dublin partnered to hold an all-island networking and information event on the 2017 Call for Proposals from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking. This event took place in UCD, Dublin…

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