The process involves a number of proprietary steps that take soft wood material through to both a fermentable sugar product and a high quality lignin by-product. These steps include a thermo-chemical pre-treatment, enzymatic treatment and subsequent separation. The sugar syrup has been shown to be suitable for use in fermentation for a range of products such as ethanol, bioputanol or PHA.
Scion is looking for potential partners or investors to take this technology forward.
Currently protected as trade secrets but aspects of the overall process are believed to be novel and patentable.
Proof of Principle - Laboratory demonstration of principle only