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Tel Aviv University researchers develop new cellulose hydrolysis method

Tel Aviv University researchers develop new cellulose hydrolysis method

August 5, 2015 |

In Israel, a novel approach to cellulose hydrolysis using a consortium of motile bacteria moving on solid surfaces and carrying microbial lug-gage – another bacteria that can efficiently hydrolyze cellulose, was demonstrated by the group of Professor Eshel Ben- Jacob (R.I.P) from Tel Aviv University.  The innovation of the approach is the use of the recombinant […]

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Nanocellulose market seen reaching $250 million by 2019

Nanocellulose market seen reaching $250 million by 2019

June 3, 2015 |

In Texas, the report “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others), Application (Composites and Packaging, Paper and Paper Board, Biomedicine, Rheology Modifier, Flexible Electronics and Sensors, and Others), and Geography – Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019″ published by MarketsandMarkets, Nanocellulose Market is projected to register a market size in […]

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DOE-funded researchers look at gene from insect gut microbe to break down cellulose

DOE-funded researchers look at gene from insect gut microbe to break down cellulose

May 28, 2015 |

In California, in a study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, a team including researchers from the DOE JGI and the DOE-funded Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center characterized the structure and function of a GH55 protein – SacteLam55A. The gene SACTE_4363 encodes this protein and was isolated from the microbe SirexAA-E in the gut […]

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Ag Ventures Alliance, Cellulose Sciences International create JV Stover Ventures

Ag Ventures Alliance, Cellulose Sciences International create JV Stover Ventures

April 6, 2015 |

In Iowa, Ag Ventures Alliance Cooperative (AgVA) and Cellulose Sciences International (CSI) of Wisconsin completed a financing agreement resulting in the formation of a new joint venture, Stover Ventures, LLC.  Stover Ventures will commercialize CSI’s patented biomass treatment process for producing highly digestible feed products and high value specialty chemicals from agricultural residues.  The process […]

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Ohio State files patent for lignocellulose technology that increases fuel yields

Ohio State files patent for lignocellulose technology that increases fuel yields

March 23, 2015 |

In Ohio, Ohio State University has announced the filing of a US patent that alleviates problems associated with conversion of lignocellulose-derived sugars to biofuels and chemicals. Notably, inherent microbial inhibitory compounds which interfere with fermentation are generated along with sugars during biomass pretreatment. Key components of the technology include: • Robust tolerance to lignocellulose-derived microbial inhibitory […]

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The strange world of super-strong, super-light nanocellulose

The strange world of super-strong, super-light nanocellulose

October 29, 2014 |

Flexible electric circuits and solar panels? Advanced biofuels? New concretes and steel-like materials? New medical implants and sutures? Drug delivery vehicles? Cosmetics? Lightweight armor? That’s just a sample of the potential apps for nanocellulose and Borregaard is now investing in a 1000 tonne project in Sarpsborg, Norway. We investigate. The news filtered out of Norway […]

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NREL using Stampede supercomputer to see how enzymes break down cellulose

NREL using Stampede supercomputer to see how enzymes break down cellulose

July 1, 2014 |

Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are using the National Science Foundation-supported Stampede supercomputer to improve biofuel production by determining how certain enzymes break down cellulose (plant cell walls). In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in January 2014, they describe a newly-discovered, naturally-occurring enzyme modeled with […]

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Resolute and Mercer to collaborate on cellulose filament development

Resolute and Mercer to collaborate on cellulose filament development

June 30, 2014 |

In Canada, Resolute and Mercer are collaborating on developing commercial applications for cellulose filaments. The two members of the Forest Products Association of Canada will be using the filaments to enhance the performance characteristics of a wide variety of products. Cellulose filaments optimize the strength, stability, flexibility and longevity of a variety of materials including […]

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Swiss researchers make breakthrough in cellulose pre-treatment

Swiss researchers make breakthrough in cellulose pre-treatment

May 7, 2014 |

In Switzerland, researchers at the Transport Processes and Reactions Laboratory, ETH Zurich, have found and patented a method to pretreat the plant parts in order to break up wood structures. Pretreatment increased the efficacy of the enzymes and the sugar yield increased twofold compared to steam pretreatment with no naphthol admixture.

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Borregaard snags $5 million in support for biobased innovation projects in lignin, cellulose

Borregaard snags $5 million in support for biobased innovation projects in lignin, cellulose

January 30, 2014 |

Now that Borregaard demonstration plant is operational — when will Norway’s biobased leader reach for scale? In Norway, Borregaard has received a commitment for US 3.01 million in support from the Research Council of Norway (NFR). The funds will be used for two different innovation projects based on biomass as a raw material. “This is […]

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