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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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Microfibrillar cellulose consortium applies for EU Horizon 2020 Flagship support

Microfibrillar cellulose consortium applies for EU Horizon 2020 Flagship support

March 20, 2016 |

In the EU, a consortium of European companies and research institutions, with Borregaard as lead member, has applied for financial support for the development and commercialization of Borregaard’s Exilva microfibrillar cellulose under the Horizon 2020 Flagship program, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation. The application has been positively evaluated, and it is now […]

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Danish researchers make breakthrough on LPMO enzymes for cellulose tranformation

Danish researchers make breakthrough on LPMO enzymes for cellulose tranformation

March 14, 2016 |

In Denmark, one family of enzymes, lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs), ease the transformation of cellulose. Chemists at the University of Copenhagen have now taken a leap ahead in understanding how LPMOs work by showing how these enzymes bind to cellulose. This can be incredibly important for, among other things, the development and production of sustainable […]

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Evonik gives JeNaCell a big push in nanocellulose

Evonik gives JeNaCell a big push in nanocellulose

March 2, 2016 |

From Germany comes the news that JeNaCell will launch its new nanocellulose-based therapeutic product later this month. The products aim at medical cosmetology, laser treatments, and skin sensitivities or to supplement aesthetic procedures such as exfoliation. As documented by current studies, they have a long-lasting moisturizing, cooling, and soothing effect on the skin and support […]

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses supercomputer to simulate breaking down cellulose with enzymes

Oak Ridge National Laboratory uses supercomputer to simulate breaking down cellulose with enzymes

February 17, 2016 |

In Tennessee, researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) created one of the largest biomolecular simulations to date—a 23.7-million atom system representing pretreated biomass (cellulose and lignin) in the presence of enzymes. The size of the simulation required Titan, the flagship supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility […]

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