Cellulosic Sugars: The Latest Domtar Innovation
Wood — the building block of all Domtar products — is composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Cellulose and hemicellulose can be converted into cellulosic sugars. In our ongoing quest to find innovative ways to use every part of every tree we harvest, our R&D teams are looking for ways to turn those cellulosic sugars into a wide range of biomaterials and biochemicals.
“We are already using wood — and more specifically, cellulose — as a source for paper and other products. Wood is also a reliable source of sugars,” says Dr. Naren Narendranath, Domtar’s director of BioMaterials Research. “This makes it a good feedstock for biofuels, biochemicals and other sugar-based biomaterials.”
Cellulosic sugars can be made into a wide range of biomaterials that can help our partners reduce their use of fossil fuels and minimize their carbon footprints.