Development of thermoplastic lignocellulose based materials
The aim of this project is to develop and increase the knowledge of thermoplastic materials from bleached pulp through minimal chemical modification.
Efficient Washing of Paper grade pulp in the kraft process
The project contributes to strengthened Swedish competitiveness through its expected research results and new fundamental knowledge for the development of an efficient pulp washing process and thus through an increased pace of innovation in the transition to a circular economy. After pulping the wood chips, the resulting pulp fibres and cooking liquor are separated in a …
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WWSC2.0 Lignin Materials
We investigate how lignin-derived carbon materials can be tailored for use in electronic applications, primarily as electrodes in electrochemical capacitors.
Modeling, processing and optimization of highly-filled polymer wood fiber composites
Biocomposites are a critical ingredient in the context of overarching societal efforts to increase the use of renewable materials. Therefore, the use of polymer with natural fiber reinforcements is expected to increase significantly. A current drive for polymer biocomposites is to maximize the use of renewable content in mass production systems. However, the full potential …
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The kinetics of lignin extraction in oxygen delignification.
The current and future environmental challenges call for improved and more sustainable processes in the pulp industry. To contribute to a sustainable and competitive Swedish bioeconomy the pulp industry needs to increase efficiency without increasing the use of hazardous chemicals. Oxygen delignification is a unit process that has been used in pulp mill fiberlines between …
The kinetics of lignin extraction in oxygen delignification. Läs mer »
Circular cellulose to textile fiber production
The overall aim is to enable an upscaled process for textile fiber production based on alternative cellulose rich feedstocks together with TreeToTextile’s process, which is resource and energy-efficient without use of toxic chemicals. The proposed project focuses on the knowledge development for utilization of cellulose from residual streams, such as agricultural waste streams, recycled cartonboard/paper, …
Multi scale modeling of the delignification kinetics during kraft cooking
The kraft process is today the dominant industrial technology for the production of pulp from wood.In this process, wood chips are boiled with chemicals in order to dissolve lignin, hemicellulose andextractives. The process itself contains several complex mass transport mechanisms, where thechemicals are to be transported into the wood chip and then further into the …
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Ex situ and in situ advanced electron microscopy of enzymatic action for biomass tailoring and transport paths in conducting fibres and yarns
The structure of wood is complex with many components. As new cellulose-based materials and devices are to be developed and optimized it is crucial to understand the material microstructure of wood and also the properties of its individual microstructural constituents. Electron microscopy offers a unique capability for site specific imaging, diffraction and spectroscopy with high …
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Plasticization and partial depolymerization of lignocellulose-based materials
This project is a part of the competence center FibRe. This particular PhD student project aims to plasticize the lignin in the cell walls. The first part will be to extract lignin from wood and wheat straw, and to evaluate how different plasticizers affect the material properties. This will then be extrapolated to lignocellulose-based fibers.
Design for Circularity: Lignocellulosic based Thermoplastics – FibRe
Global warming is one of the largest threats ever to our planet which can completely alter our living conditions. Human contributions to emissions of green-house gases must decrease, and a drastically decreased use of fossil resources is a key step to achieve this. Daunting 320 million tons of plastics are annually produced in the world, …
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Mass transfer challenges in wood decomposition
Cellulose is the most abundant biopolymer. It can be extracted from the primary cell wall of green plants. The primary resource for production of cellulose is wood, where it is attached to other biopolymers such as hemicelluloses and Lignin. A challenging step in material biorefinery is separation of Lignin from cellulose, in which mass transport …