Lignol, Weyerhaeuser sign agreement

Lignol Energy Corp. in Burnaby, British Columbia, and Weyerhaeuser Co. in Federal Way, Wash., have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the development of commercial cellulose fiber and biochemical applications, such as industrial adhesive or carbon fiber production, that would use the cellulose fiber and high-purity lignin produced in Lignol's biorefining process. Weyerhaeuser feedstocks are being tested at Lignol's pilot-scale plant in Burnaby to determine whether to build a commercial-scale biorefinery at or near a Weyerhaeuser mill site.