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Leaf Resources Limited (ASX:LER)

ASX Listed
ASX Listed, Commercialisation
Cleantech, Biotech
Raising Capital

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  • Executive Summary

    Executive Summary

    Leaf Resources is commercialising it’s proprietary Glycell™ process, which enables the production of renewable chemicals and bioplastics from plant biomass to economically replace petroleum based chemicals.

    The Glycell™ process uses a biodegradable, waste reagent, glycerol, in a simple process to break down plant biomass into lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose at low temperature and pressure. The cellulose is then converted to cellulosic sugars through enzymatic hydrolysis and the lignin, hemicellulose and glycerol become valuable co-products.

    Cellulosic sugars are a major feedstock for the production of green, renewable biobased chemicals and bioplastics, products whose markets are multi billion dollars in value and growing fast.

    The Glycell™process can produce cellulosic sugars at under $50 per tonne when coproducts are included. This compares with over $200 per tonne for raw sugars or sugars produced from either the conversion of corn starch or produced from biomass by rival processes.

    By dramatically reducing the major cost of the main feedstock for the production of renewable chemicals, and bio-plastics, the Glycell™process has the potential to change the face of global renewable production.

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    • Significant lower capital cost as process runs at lower temperature and lower pressures;
    • Significantly faster processing times due to the efficiency of Glycerol as the reagent;
    • Process streams are of high yield and concentration;
    • Glycerol is a low cost, biodegradable reagent that can be reused or value addedRetrofitting to established paper & pulp plants
    • Bolt –on operation to existing ethanol plants
    • Expert report: “These add up to a compelling situation…..”Strong Technology

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  • Company Highlights

    Company Highlights

    • Simple, innovative process with IP protection
    • Opens New Markets : Facilitates conversion of abundant waste biomass to rapidly
    • emerging bio-based materials, bio-based plastics and green chemicals markets
    • Strong Value Proposition: Low Capex/low opex/low energy solution for end users
    • Scalable Business Model : Technology licensing to National and International territories into multiple markets
    • Environmental Credentials : Technology capitalises on switch to green economy, using waste materials.
    • Facilities large carbon savings in multiple markets
    • #4 of the Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bio-Economy 2016/17 ABLC San Fran
    • Nominated as one of 3 Finalists for our ‘Breakthrough Biobased Technology Platform’ at the 2016 World Bio Markets Bio Business Awards
    • Final 5 Soffinova Renewable Chemistry Start-ups Awards at the 2015 Bio World Congress
    • Finalist Banksia Sustainability Awards 2014 – Innovator of the Year (Australia)
    • Winner Consensus Greentech Awards 2014 (Australia)
  • Board & Management

    Board & Management

    Ken Richards

    Managing Director
    Track record in managing, growing and transitioning high growth ASX and private companies in a variety of industries. (Bachelor of Commerce, MBA, AICD Fellow)

    Alex Baker

    Chief Operating Officer
    25 years industry experience, science and technology commercialisation professional including waste stream value creation. CEO of Maverick Biosciences leading that company into the bio-medical product field. – Bachelor and Masters degrees in science, biotechnology &...

    25 years industry experience, science and technology commercialisation professional including waste stream value creation. CEO of Maverick Biosciences leading that company into the bio-medical product field. – Bachelor and Masters degrees in science, biotechnology & technology management.

    Dr Marc Sabourin

    Vice President for Project Development & Engineering - Americas
    29 years professional experience in research & development, process engineering and project execution. Formerly held positions in process and research engineering in the pulp & paper industry, including senior roles at Andritz. Bachelor and Master’s...

    29 years professional experience in research & development, process engineering and project execution. Formerly held positions in process and research engineering in the pulp & paper industry, including senior roles at Andritz. Bachelor and Master’s degrees in chemical engineering, Ph.D in science specialising in energy reduction mechanisms in thermo-mechanical pulping.

    Dr Les Edye

    Vice President of Research and Development
    35 years professional experience in research and development in Australia and in the US. Internationally recognised – since 2007 held the position of National Task leader, International Energy Agency, Bioenergy Task 39 – Commercialising Advanced...

    35 years professional experience in research and development in Australia and in the US. Internationally recognised – since 2007 held the position of National Task leader, International Energy Agency, Bioenergy Task 39 – Commercialising Advanced and Conventional Liquid Biofuels from Biomass – PhD in carbohydrate chemistry, expertise in biofuels production processes and sustainable biomass supply.

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