Improved Pulping Eucalyptus

Our improved pulping tropical Eucalyptus product is designed to grow trees with a particular lignin composition to increase the value of those trees to pulp and paper processors. Lignins are wood components that are removed by pulp mills as part of the pulping and bleaching processes. There are two types of lignin: S-lignin and G-lignin. S-lignin is more easily removed during pulping than G-lignin. We are designing our improved pulping tropical Eucalyptus product to have an increased ratio of S-lignin to G-lignin, so that more pulp can be extracted from the trees grown from these seedlings for lower cost. In addition, mills typically burn lignin removed as part of the pulping process to generate energy to power the mill. By improving the mix of S-lignin and G-lignin, rather than reducing the total amount of lignin, we aim to enable mills to benefit from the improved pulping efficiency of our product without reducing the availability of lignin for energy generation. We have initially developed our improved pulping tropical Eucalyptus for use in the Brazilian commercial forestry market. We believe that our improved pulping tropical Eucalyptus will improve pulp yield by 1.5%, reduce chemical consumption by 5% and reduce energy consumption.


 
 

 

Products
Freeze Tolerant Eucalyptus
Improved Wood Quality
Pollen Control