MSU Department of Forestry partners with Natural Resources Institute Finland to facilitate workshop on climate-smart forestry products.
The test bed Thermochemical pretreatment can be used to decompose biomass to be able to more easily access / expose desired structures / molecules within the biomass.
See-Through, Energy Efficient Windows Made From Paper
Researchers seek new formula for energy efficient windows in beer wort, balsa wood, and paper pulp.
$100,000 Funding for Auburn University to Help Advance Papermaking and Research
AUBURN, Ala., March 22, 2023 -- Out with the old, in with the new! Georgia-Pacific has contributed $100,000 to Auburn University to help fund a new state-of-the-art digester which will give engineering students the ability to test and improve a newly patented innovation in papermaking.
A European network of 14 pilot plants launches an open call for proposals to select five new projects to develop, test or scale-up bionanomaterials free of charge
ITENE, AITEX, AXIA, CTP, CEA and CENTI will show the capabilities and services of the open innovation platform of the European project BIONANOPOLYS, in which they participate, and how to apply to the open call that will be opened in a virtual launching day to be held on 17 February.
Scientists produce electricity from wood
At a time when energy is an issue affecting many millions of people worldwide, scientists at KTH have managed to harvest electricity by passing water through refined wood. Their work has recently been published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.
Liza White: Engineering new applications for paper mill products
Growing up in Rumford, Maine, Liza White learned the extent to which paper manufacturers contribute to the rural economies in which they operate. Residents would regularly say “paper is money” in relation to the mill’s importance; they would celebrate its successes and shudder when it struggled.
The biotechnology company Ecohelix takes in SEK 30 million in a new financing round
Ecohelix, a scale-up company that has a patented technology to produce high-performance biopolymers from side streams of the pulp industry, received SEK 30 million in new capital in a financing round in July.
Green energy from biomass using oxy-fuel combustion with carbon capture
Florian Schmidt at the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics at Umeå University, together with researchers at RISE Piteå, receives SEK 7.7 million from the Swedish Energy Agency to generate the necessary knowledge for implementation of oxyfuel combustion in existing biomass combustion plants.
Bacteria could transform paper industry waste into useful products
SASKATOON – Getting more useful products out of renewable resources like wood is the goal of scientists who are using Canada’s only synchrotron.
A Deep(ish)-Dive Into the World of Pulp and Paper Fiber
We recently discussed the various factors that are impacting market pulp prices. Market pulp is a critical global commodity within the pulp and paper industry as it plays a primary role in manufacturing numerous paper grades.
Lignin science - products and processes
Our research refines the tree's own glue – lignin – into materials, chemicals and motor fuels. We also develop processes to utilise and refine the large amounts of lignin and other wood polymers that chemical pulp mills and other biorefineries receive as a by-product.
Ambient-pressure lignin valorization to high-performance polymers by intensified reductive catalytic deconstruction
Marzouk Benali and Moye Ajao jointly with a team from the University of Delaware brought together by Thomas Epps, III, and including, among others, Marianthi Ierapetritou and Dion Vlachos, have written a paper in which they demonstrate that it is possible to efficiently turn industrially processed lignin into high-performance plastics, such as bio-based 3D-printing resins, and valuable chemicals.
Creating value from waste
UD researchers report low-pressure method to convert industrially processed biomass into plastics, chemicals
Pioneering new process creates versatile moldable wood
Structures and vehicles built with sustainable materials are in high demand to meet today’s needs and for future generations.
Paper or textile – why not textilepaper?
Waste generated by textile recycling can be used to make paper. Using this waste as a raw material instead of incinerating it also reduces our environmental impact.
Graphene Oxide Membranes Could Reduce Paper Industry Energy Costs
The U.S. pulp and paper industry uses large quantities of water to produce cellulose pulp from trees. The water leaving the pulping process contains a number of organic byproducts and inorganic chemicals.
Materials Research Says Yes to Wood
Researchers at TU Graz develop green alternatives to fossil raw materials. Bio-based materials are expected to reduce pollution and drive the shift to a more sustainable economy.
Water purification system engineered from wood, with help from a microwave oven
Researchers at KTH have developed a more eco-friendly way to remove heavy metals, dyes and other pollutants from water. The answer lies in filtering wastewater with a gel material taken from plant cellulose and spiked with small carbon dots produced in a microwave oven.
Turning Wood Into Plastic
Plastics are one of the world’s largest polluters, taking hundreds of years to degrade in nature.
Advances in cellulose-based food packaging material move to testing phase of industrial production
VTT is testing Thermocell plastic film made of cellulose and fatty acids in the production of food packaging in cooperation with Arla Foods, Paulig, and Wipak.