NEW TAPPI Nano Webinar: Lignocellulose Fractionation for Zero-Waste Biorefinery

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Monday, February 20, 2023 | 9:00 am (EST)

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Register today to save your place in the latest TAPPI Nano webinar: Lignocellulose Fractionation for Zero-Waste Biorefinery, held on Monday, February 20, 2023 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am (EST).

The urgent need to accelerate the transition toward a world beyond fossils and circular bioeconomy requires the development of biorefineries with different chemical trees than fossil-based ones.

In this webinar, Lignum, a South Korean start-up, will demonstrate Lignin-first biorefinery and discuss their activities in developing bio-based fillers and valorization of sugar streams from the biorefinery.

You'll learn about the application of SSEIF® in thermoplastics in automotive, rubbers and elastomers, electrical cable compounds, 3D printing filaments, and biodegradable agricultural mulching films --just a few of examples where SSEIF® will make a difference. In this presentation, the characteristics of SSEIF® and its applications will be discussed from the perspectives of various applications of biobased fillers.

Meet the Presenter:

tappi 16fev23 2Oh-Jin Park, Ph.D., CTO, Lignum

Oh-Jin Park, biochemical engineer, studied biochemical engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) from 1987 to 1997. He performed postdoctoral research at Institute of Food Research, in Reading, UK with Dr. Evgeny Vulfson and at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytech Institute in Troy, NY with Prof. Jonathan Dordick. Returning to Korea, he worked at a start-up company, Enzychem, and conducted research on the improvement of enzymes through directed evolution at the Department of Life Sciences at KAIST with Prof. Hak-Sung Kim, where he employed biocatalysts (hydanoinases) to synthesize unnatural amino acids.

Park then joined LG Chem where he participated in the development of enzyme-catalyzed processes for synthesis of agrochemical and pharmaceutical intermediates. He also participated in the industrial biotechnology research program at LG Chem R&D Park.

From 2011 to 2018 he taught biochemical engineering courses at Yanbian University of Science and Technology in northeast China. In 2018-2019, he experienced the field of cell-free protein synthesis and biofilm control using synthetic biology during a sabbatical at the Illinois Institute of Technology with Prof. Seok Hoon Hong.

In 2019, Park came back to Korea and worked on electrospun biopolymers at Shema. Since April 2020, Park has been in charge of Lignum's business development. He has interests in lignocellulose fractionation technologies and sugar valorization through alternative proteins and biopolymer production for circular bioeconomy. He has coauthored 21 scientific articles (four reviews) and holds eight patents. He often writes articles on waste recycling and industrial biotechnology in business magazines.

Webinar attendance is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Reserve your space today!

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