Tag: cellulose

Princeton researchers develop platform easing chemical production from cellulose

Princeton researchers develop platform easing chemical production from cellulose

September 8, 2021 |

In New Jersey, Princeton researchers have developed a new way to make fuel from cellulose speeding up a notoriously long and slow chemical process and in some cases doubling energy yields over comparable methods.  Their platform uses a recently developed cellulose emulsion that makes it easier to metabolize the compound into other chemicals. Combining that […]

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Innovations to make you smile, lab created wagyu beef and mink fur, BMW’s latest, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 8th

Innovations to make you smile, lab created wagyu beef and mink fur, BMW’s latest, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of September 8th

September 7, 2021 |

  Is that shrimp stuck in your teeth? How about shrimp weapon-inspired material for your dental implact crowns? That’s just what researchers created with a cellulose-based nanocomposite inspired by the ultra-strong clubs shrimp use to pulverize prey such as clams. And another thing to smile about is the world’s first carbon-neutral toothbrush made from cellulose […]

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Novel cellulose finding may lead to new chemicals, biofuels

Novel cellulose finding may lead to new chemicals, biofuels

November 22, 2020 |

In Pennsylvania, a multi-institutional research group led by two Penn State faculty members identified, for the first time, how cellulose crystals orient themselves relative to the cell wall in plants, with potential implications for chemical and energy development. “A more detailed understanding of the structure of plant cell walls could lead to new strategies for […]

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Japanese researchers discover how certain bacteria break down cellulose

Japanese researchers discover how certain bacteria break down cellulose

October 12, 2020 |

In Japan, researchers have uncovered details of how a certain type of bacteria breaks down cellulose—a finding that could help reduce the cost and environmental impact of the use of biomass, including biofuel production. The bacteria’s cellulose degradation system is in some way different from how a fungus is already widely used in industry, including […]

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Nanollose signs collaboration agreement with global fiber maker

Nanollose signs collaboration agreement with global fiber maker

February 1, 2020 |

In Australia, Nanollose signed a Collaboration Agreement with Grasim Industries Limited, a company belonging to global conglomerate, Aditya Birla Group, one of the world’s largest man-made cellulosic fiber producers, to exclusively develop, and commercialize Nanollose’s Tree-Free fibers including nullarbor and nufolium. The collaboration will provide Nanollose with a globally recognized industrial partner with the ability […]

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The Stora Enso Story – a magical tale of trees and forests

The Stora Enso Story – a magical tale of trees and forests

January 26, 2019 |

It is said that one tree can affect the entire forest. If one tree has a pest problem or catches fire or any other plethora of issues, it can spread to neighboring trees and before you know it, you have a total wipeout. But can it work in the reverse? Can one big, beautiful tree […]

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Penn State researchers identify major steps in creating cellulose

Penn State researchers identify major steps in creating cellulose

May 2, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers at Penn State have identified the major steps in the process as well as the tools used by plant cells to create cellulose, including proteins that transport critical components to the location where cellulose is made. A paper describing the study appears online the week of March 26, in the journal Proceedings of […]

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Bugging out over exciting enzymes found in ancient insects

Bugging out over exciting enzymes found in ancient insects

February 25, 2018 |

Ancient insects’ digestion could boost biofuel development In the United Kingdom, researchers at the University of York found that the ability of some insects to efficiently digest cellulose could be exploited for industrial processes, such as the production of sustainable low carbon fuels to cut greenhouse gas emissions associated with fossil fuel use. According to […]

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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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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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