SCHOLARLY & SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

At Global Leaf Energy Corp. (GLE), we all have a shared responsibility to do business in ways that respect, protect and benefit our customers, our employees, our communities and our environment.This responsibility governs everything we do, both as a company and as individuals. Our commitments as a responsible business are guided by our Principles and are core to our purpose and values. Our policies and flagship programs are focused on the following areas:

An increasing number of people recognize a biobased economy to be the sustainable model for the future of earth and humanity. These ideas are generally representative for the renewable energy industry and they are particularly relevant for Global Leaf Energy Corp., (GLE).Climate change, population increase and the earth´s limited resources are obvious indicators that petroleum needs to be replaced as the raw material of transport fuels, lubricants and plastics – just to mention a few examples. The green sector has the power to contribute to the replacement of fossil oils and thus create a biobased economy.

RESEARCH AREAS:

With the help of biotechnics and other technologies, GLE is focusing on transforming the vision of a biobased economy into specific biobased raw materials. Oils with specific qualities for technical uses and proteins for different kinds of material are two examples. We are performing basic-level as well as applied-level research.

Within the basic research of GLE we are, among other things, trying to understand the molecular mechanisms behind the biosynthesis of plant lipids and thus enabling us to develop desired oil qualities. The research is also about understanding the genetic foundation for control of carbon flow and thereby enabling us to produce starch, proteins and lipid oils by redirecting these flows. Within GLE we also study the molecular mechanisms of bud dormancy of trees.

Within the applied research component of GLE, we use biotechnics to optimize important crops in order for some parts to be used for different industrial purposes. Further, we examine the possibilities to use waste products rich in proteins in an innovative way and thereby enabling us to substitute materials from non-renewable sources.

We also examine material structures of proteins in relation to their functions and uses and we also develop methods to analyze protein structures. Regarding starches, we study the relation between chemical structures and the material properties which are needed for plastic films and coatings. We also develop methods for analyzing the structure of starch. Our research is based on plant material like Jatropha, wheat, oats, barley, field cress, sugar beets and potatoes, just to name a few. For more information on our research, please contact us at: research@globalleafenergy.com

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