Clemson company gets $80,000 EPA grant

June 18, 2013

Liquid Lignin Co. LLC in Clemson has received an $80,000 Environmental Protection Agency grant to develop environmentally friendly borate-based wood.

If the project proves to be commercially viable, the company is eligible to compete for up to $300,000 to commercialize the technology.

The company, a member of the Next Innovation Center in Greenville, is positioning to be a major player in the manufacture and marketing of lignin, a chemical compound that binds the cells, fibers and vessels that constitute wood and the liquefied elements of plants, such as straw. The company’s website says its “beachhead is Sequential Liquid-Lignin Recovery and Purification,” a process for removing lignin from papermaking operations.

Read the full article from GSA Business.