Resource

Fungal degradation of lignin

Description:
Lignin is the most abundant aromatic compound on earth, and is second only to cellulose in its contribution to living terrestrial biomass. By using fungi to degrade lignin, a multitude of chemicals can potentially be used for fuel and industrial purposes.

Related Topics:
8. Wood based bio-fuels are one form of energy that is renewable

Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12

Related Sub-Topics

8.7 Co-products in biofuel production use lignin in many ways.