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UMaine researcher gets $250K to advance 'nanofibril' building materials

UMaine researcher gets $250K to advance 'nanofibril' building materials

Mehdi Tajvidi, an assistant professor of renewable nanomaterials at the University of Maine, has been awarded $250,000 to develop next-generation floor and wall products that utilize cellulose nanofibrils, the microscopic natural structural building units of wood that are biodegradable and possess incredible strength and bonding attributes.

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Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk

Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk

Researchers at KTH have produced a bio-based material that is reported to surpass the strength of all known bio-based materials whether fabricated or natural, including w...

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VTT prepares development paths towards 2050 climate goals– Finnish economy to revolve around the bioeconomy

VTT prepares development paths towards 2050 climate goals– Finnish economy to revolve around the bioeconomy

According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland's calculations, if used to produce and export high value products, Finnish forest and agricultural sectors could dou...

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Wood formation model to fuel progress in bioenergy, paper, new applications

Wood formation model to fuel progress in bioenergy, paper, new applications

A new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes involved in produc...

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Building Lithium-Sulfur Batteries With Paper Biomass

Building Lithium-Sulfur Batteries With Paper Biomass

Researchers at Rensselaer have developed a patented method to use cheap and abundant paper biomass to make lithium-sulfur batteries

A major byproduct in the papermaking in...

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Towards High Efficient And High Value-Added Utilization Of Biomass

Towards High Efficient And High Value-Added Utilization Of Biomass

As one kind of biomass resources, wood raw materials can be used for pulping and papermaking in pulp and paper industry. Owing to the different treatment methods to wood ...

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Wood to build human body parts — and other bio-innovations

Wood to build human body parts — and other bio-innovations

Experts around the world agree that bio-based products are essential for a sustainable society. Researchers are working hard to develop innovative projects such as regene...

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Microbes: small things, big impact

Microbes: small things, big impact

The microbiology laboratory has been part of Stora Enso Research Centre Imatra for over 30 years. During that time, it has become one of the most progressive centres of m...

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Could mayonnaise soon contain tree pulp? Scientists think so

Could mayonnaise soon contain tree pulp? Scientists think so

Companies around the world are working to produce nanocellulose in commercial quantities, paving the way to a vast array of products based on materials derived from trees...

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