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Fortress Paper announces birch hemiscellulose project to advance R&D

Fortress Paper announces birch hemiscellulose project to advance R&D

November 30, 2016 |

In Canada, Fortress Paper Ltd. announced a strategic supplement to the already announced birch usage project at the Fortress Specialty Cellulose Mill aimed at extracting hemicellulose from underutilized species such as birch. The Hemicellulose Project will allow the Company to advance its research and development in hemicellulose derivative products. Hemicellulose is a cellulosic sugar, which […]

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Swedish researchers develop better method to detect cellulose

Swedish researchers develop better method to detect cellulose

October 20, 2016 |

In Sweden, a Swedish research team involving researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the Karolinska Institute has developed an efficient, accurate and non-destructive way to detect the occurrence and purity of cellulose. The technique, which was published in Scientific Reports, can be applied in mixtures of biopolymers, as well. The researchers […]

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NEC develops bioplastic from cellulose resin

NEC develops bioplastic from cellulose resin

August 17, 2016 |

In Japan, NEC Corporation, in collaboration with the Kyoto Institute of Technology and a representative Japanese lacquerware artist, Dr. Yutaro Shimode, announced the development of a bioplastic using resin (cellulose resin) from grasses, trees and other non-edible plant resources that features the highly regarded “Urushi black” color of Japanese traditional lacquerware. In order to create […]

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Researchers uncover “unknown mechanism” for degrading cellulose; potential impact on cellulosic biofuels

Researchers uncover “unknown mechanism” for degrading cellulose; potential impact on cellulosic biofuels

July 10, 2016 |

In Washington, researchers found that C. thermocellum uses a previously unknown mechanism to degrade cellulose, in addition to other known degradation mechanisms. This discovery helps explain C. thermocellum’s superior ability to digest biomass and demonstrates the highly diverse strategies evolved in nature for biomass conversion. Researchers are using the study’s findings to develop optimal systems […]

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University of Wisconsin researchers reveal ways some microbes tear up cellulose

University of Wisconsin researchers reveal ways some microbes tear up cellulose

June 16, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, a new analysis of a group of bacteria called Streptomyces reveals the way some strains of the microbe developed advanced abilities to tear up cellulose, and points out more efficient ways we might mimic those abilities to make fuel from otherwise unusable plant material. Streptomyces were long thought to be prominent contributors at […]

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UK and Australian researchers discover how plants produce cellulose

UK and Australian researchers discover how plants produce cellulose

June 9, 2016 |

In the UK, scientists led by the University of Cambridge and the University of Melbourne have identified new steps in the way plants produce cellulose, the component of plant cell walls that provides strength, and forms insoluble fiber in the human diet. The findings could lead to improved production of cellulose and guide plant breeding […]

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University of Wisconsin find how microbe tears up cellulose

University of Wisconsin find how microbe tears up cellulose

June 9, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, new analysis by researchers at the University of Wisconsin of a group of bacteria called Streptomyces reveals the way some strains of the microbe developed advanced abilities to tear up cellulose, and points out more efficient ways we might mimic those abilities to make fuel from otherwise unusable plant material. Streptomyces were long […]

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Big Buckaroos in Tiny Town: the gold rush ahead in nanocellulose

Big Buckaroos in Tiny Town: the gold rush ahead in nanocellulose

June 2, 2016 |

If you are among the millions who have seen Captain America: Civil War, you’ll note that Ant Man is displaying the ability to shrink beyond belief, yet grew into a 100-foot tall Giant-Man for the airport battle. It’s that way for nanocellulose, too — a material made from the largest organisms imaginable — our friends, […]

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Miniature but mighty: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to nanocellulose

Miniature but mighty: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to nanocellulose

June 2, 2016 |

Last year, we reported that  Research & Markets projected the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) to reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying annualized CAGR of 19% between 2014 and 2019. Heft growth indeed, and a survey of the patent apps shows sharp activity levels that confirm that many see the promise. What […]

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Explosive growth: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose and its applications

Explosive growth: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose and its applications

March 22, 2016 |

Last year, we reported that  Research & Markets projected the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) to reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying annualized CAGR of 19% between 2014 and 2019. Heft growth indeed, and a survey of the patent apps shows sharp activity levels that confirm that many see the promise. What […]

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