Leaf Resources enters biodegradable packaging market leveraging Glycell strategy

Ken Richards, CEO of Leaf Resources

Australia-based Leaf Resources has secured a license for an innovative biodegradable coating product for the packaging market. The product is based on lignin and also utilizes glycerol, two of the products that Leaf’s Glycell process will produce. According to the company, “Leaf’s Glycell process break down plant biomass at lower temperature and pressure and generate a higher yield of cellulose than conventional approaches”.

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Ken Richards, the Most Innovative Bioeconomy CEO 2016, talks to Il Bioeconomista

mcpartners-160602-51-copy1“It is great recognition of where Leaf has got to in the bioeconomy in a very short space of time. It is also recognition of our compelling technology.” Ken Richards, CEO of Leaf Resources, who has been voted by our readers as the most innovative bioeconomy CEO 2016, talks to Il Bioeconomista.

In this interview Richards talks about the achievements of its company, its team and the Australian bioeconomy.

Interview by Mario Bonaccorso

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Leaf Resources and Novozymes join forces in the conversion of biomass to functional sugars

Ken Richards, managing director of Leaf Resources
Ken Richards, managing director of Leaf Resources

Leaf Resources, the Australian company which is focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass, today announced a collaboration with Novozymes, the world’s largest producer of industrial enzymes, to further increase the yields and efficiency associated with Leaf Resources’ innovative biomass conversion technology, Glycell, which is a unique combination of well-established process engineering and advanced chemistry.

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Leaf Resources invests in Malaysia for the construction of Bio-Manufacturing Facilities

Palm plantation in Malaysia
Palm plantation in Malaysia

Leaf Resources Ltd, the Australian company focused on making sustainable products from plant biomass, together with Leaf Development, its US-based joint development partner, achieved significant milestones related to the development in Malaysia of at least one commercial-scale, second-generation, bio-chemical production facility.

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