All the publications originated from the Zelcor project are also available on the Zenodo community, which you can access here.

Tuning the functional properties of lignocellulosic films by controlling the molecular and supramolecular structure of lignin (International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2021)

A Putative Lignin Copper Oxidase from Trichoderma reesei (Journal of Fungi, 2021) Justine Padovani, Florian Pion, Christophe Fernandez, Stéphanie Baumberger and Bernard Kurek (2021). The Zelcor book: an electronic knowledge book for the cascading use of biorefinery recalcitrant side streams into high added-value biobased products and fine chemicals.

Toward waste valorization by converting bioethanol production residues into nanoparticles and nanocomposite films (Sustainable Materials and Technologies, 2021)

Termite Gut Microbiota Contribution to Wheat Straw Delignification in Anaerobic Bioreactors (ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2021)

Fungal Treatment for the Valorization of Technical Soda Lignin (Journal of Fungi, 2021)

Changes in the Phenolic Fraction of Protobind 1000 and Bacterial Microbiota in the Gut of a Higher Termite, Nasutitermes Ephratae (Open access J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 2020)

Bacterial enzymes for lignin depolymerisation: new biocatalysts for generation of renewable chemicals from biomass (Open access Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 2020)

Use of lignin as additive in polyethylene for food protection: Inspect repelling effect of an ethyl acetate phenolic extract (Composites Part C: Open access, 2020)

Agglomeration of Viruses by Cationic Lignin Particles for Facilitated Water Purification (ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2020)


Enhancing the Antioxidant Activity of Technical Lignins by Combining Solvent Fractionation and Ionic‐Liquid Treatment (ChemSusChem, 2019).  Chosen as cover page theme.


Strong, Ductile, and Waterproof Cellulose Nanofibril Composite Films with Colloidal Lignin Particles (Biomacromolecules, 2019)

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus glyoxal oxidases display differential catalytic efficiencies on 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and its oxidized derivatives (World Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, 2019)

Characterization of Thiamine Diphosphate-Dependent 4-Hydroxybenzoylformate Decarboxylase Enzymes from Rhodococcus jostii RHA1 and Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf-5 Involved in Degradation of Aryl C2 Lignin Degradation Fragments (Biochemistry, 2019)

Chemo‑enzymatically prepared lignin nanoparticles for value‑added applications (World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2019)

Anaerobic lignocellulolytic microbial consortium derived from termite gut: enrichment, lignocellulose degradation and community dynamics (Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2018)

Sphingobacterium sp. T2 Manganese Superoxide Dismutase Catalyzes the Oxidative Demethylation of Polymeric Lignin via Generation of Hydroxyl Radical (ACS Chem. Biol 2018)

Colloidal Lignin Particles as Adhesives for Soft Materials (Nanomaterials, 2018)

Highly Promiscuous Oxidases Discovered in the Bovine Rumen Microbiome (Frontiers in Microbiology, 2018)

Uncovering the Potential of Termite Gut Microbiome for Lignocellulose Bioconversion in Anaerobic Batch Bioreactors (Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017)

Adsorption of Proteins on Colloidal Lignin Particles for Advanced Biomaterials (Biomacromolecules, 2017)

Imidazolium based Ionic liquids as efficient reagents for lignin C-O bond cleavage (ChemSusChem, 2017)

Posters and presentations

ZELCOR Infoslides (by Prof. Stéphanie Baumberger)

Lignin as bio-based raw material: structural investigation for a better valorization FinnCERES Flagship meeting, 13 October 2021, online, talk by Prof. Stéphanie Baumberger

Transformation des résidus lignocellulosiques récalcitrants issus des bioraffinerie. Forum Research-Industry 3BCar Biomatériaux, 14 October 2021, Paris, Invited Talk (talk by Prof. Stéphanie Baumberger)

48th international colloquium of GFP, Mulhouse, France, 27 November 2019

Combining chemical tools and biological transformation for a cascade valorization of lignin (talk by Prof. Stéphanie Baumberger)

3rd Zelcor Annual Meeting, Marseille, France, 6-8 November 2019

Valorization of side-products from biorefineries by integration of colloidal lignin particles for environmental applications  (poster)

European Bioeconomy Congress, Paris, France, 29-30 October 2019

Bioengineering for flexible biorefineries: which role and which required education competences? ( talk by Prof. Stephanie Baumberger)

Lignin Gordon conference, MA, USA, 5-10 August 2018:

Lignin degradation by microbial consortia derived from termite gut (poster)

11th International Mycology Congress, Puerto Rico, 16-21 May 2018:

Determining the mechanisms of fungal growth and deconstruction of alkali lignins (poster)

The lignin degrading systems of Polyporales (poster)

6-7 December 2017, BBI Event:

Towards sustainable use of ionic liquids from a safety viewpoint: From research results to applications in the domain of biorefining (Poster)

Colloidal Lignin Particles for Biomaterial Applications (Poster)

21 November 2017, Saclay Plant’ Innov’ day:
Lignocelluloses et chimie verte (Poster, French)