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Utilizing a technology with the potential to replace virtually all petroleum-derived materials to transform plant biomass into sustainable products.

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Ken Richards

Director at Leaf Resources

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Employees 1–5
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
The world is moving towards a bio-based economy. As biological processes replace current industrial ones for the production of chemicals, a cost-effective, clean, non-food source of cellulosic sugars is essential. Leaf Resources is a leading company in converting plant biomass into these sugars, reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the chemical industry by up to 70 percent. Their patent pending GlycellTMTM process makes this possible with its advanced and highly effective technology for breaking down plant-derived biomass into useful, sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable products. The biomass used in the GlycellTMTM process is mostly agricultural waste, and its supply is virtually limitless. The main reagent in the process is glycerol, a byproduct of biodiesel production, and it is the key to better performance and economics. Additionally, Leaf has licensed LeafCOAT, a 100 percent bio-based, renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, waterproof barrier coating for packaging that can replace petroleum wax and plastic waterproofing, which cannot be recycled. LeafCOAT presents the same qualities in a completely biodegradable, recyclable, and sustainable solution. Utilized in food packaging, coffee cups, and container board, LeafCOAT will revolutionize the sustainability of this industry.

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