The lower price of cellulosic sugars from the Glycell™ process also opens up possibilities to replace starch, particularly corn starch, as an input to the 200 corn ethanol plants in the USA. The ability to supplement existing ethanol mills with cellulosic sugar inputs will greatly enhance the environmental benefits of this industry.
Such diverse opportunities are strongly supported by the abundant supply of biomass. There is enough in the world for the production of $7507 billion of cellulosic sugars. In this context, the Glycell™ process represents a real economic breakthrough because it utilizes every portion of biomass input. For example, 94% cellulose (C6) is converted to sugars quickly and in large quantities. Hemi cellulose (C5) is developed as a separate stream of sugars to open up more product opportunities. Lignin comes through the process in a native form, which has higher value usage in chemical world than the current utilization of conventional burning.
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The Team behind the success of Leaf Resources, are responsible for the day to day operations of the company and possess a wealth of valuable experience and skills between them, which will ensure a positive and progressive future for Leaf.
The Leaf Team has depth in delivering large complex projects over a variety of fields including mining, agriculture, biotechnology and manufacturing with budget ranges from $1 million up to $100 million.
They have extensive hands on leadership and management of small to large R&D based global companies and research teams including cross border and outsourcing of R&D projects.
Jay Hetzel - Chairman
Ken Richards - Managing Director
Alex Baker - Chief Operating Officer
Helen Pennisi - Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Les Edye - Head of R&D
Marc Sabourin - Executive Vice President of Business Development Americas