What is claimed:
1. A method of producing a stable lignin phenolic oil, said method comprising:
providing a lignin;pre-treating the lignin with a base solution, wherein the base solution has a pH of 8 or above; andhydrogenating the pre-treated lignin to produce a stabilized lignin phenolic oil.
This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 62/365,619, filed Jul. 22, 2016, which is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.