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WSU Tri-Cities and PNNL researchers make cellulose breakthrough that could cost biofuel production costs

WSU Tri-Cities and PNNL researchers make cellulose breakthrough that could cost biofuel production costs

March 30, 2017 |

In Washington state, researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts. For the first time, researchers revealed the differences between the surface layers and […]

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WSU, PNNL researchers find new way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts

WSU, PNNL researchers find new way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts

March 26, 2017 |

In Washington state, researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts. For the first time, researchers revealed the differences between the surface layers and […]

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Nanocellulose for tires: something new in performance and sustainability

Nanocellulose for tires: something new in performance and sustainability

March 7, 2017 |

In Georgia, American Process and Birla Carbon have signed a Joint Development Agreement to further explore the technical and business potential of combining carbon black and nanocellulose to improve the performance and sustainability profile of tires. The Carbon black backstory Carbon black is a solid paracrystilline carbon leftover (generally from oil refining) which has , […]

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IIT-Kharagpur researchers develop methodology for cellulose-hemicellulose dual process

IIT-Kharagpur researchers develop methodology for cellulose-hemicellulose dual process

February 20, 2017 |

In India, IIT-Kharagpur researchers have developed a process that results in four-fold increase in the yield of fermentable sugars and bioethanol from hemicelluloses, allowing feedstocks like grasses and lake hyacinth to finally become viable feedstocks. Lake hyacinth is 50% hemicellulose, for example, so a kilo of dry feedstock can now produce 0.18-0.29kg of ethanol. Research […]

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UK researchers find key to breaking down cellulose

UK researchers find key to breaking down cellulose

December 21, 2016 |

In the UK, molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications. The study, led by a father and son team at the Universities of Warwick and Cambridge, solves a […]

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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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