Wood Science 101 (12) - Extracting Lignin from Wood in the Laboratory (Part 1)

Brett Diehl, a graduate student at Penn State, has been studying the process of lignin extraction from various wood species. In the following video, Brett explains what lignin is, why he is studying it, and how the specific extraction process works.

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4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.
8. Wood based bio-fuels are one form of energy that is renewable

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4.3 Fossil and biofuels are organic matter that contain energy captured from sunlight.

8.6 Liquid fuel can be produced from wood feedstocks.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

4.2 Humans use of energy is subject to limits and constraints.