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Image from RISE and Apples joint White paper - Cellulose foams: Sustainable solutions to replace fossil-based plastic foams.

Cellulose foam

A new bio-based packaging material, cellulose foam, is being developed in a collaboration of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and Apple. The new material shows good properties, e.g. resistance to compression and a uniform and small pore size. The material…

Sustainable wood nanotechnologies

Sustainable wood nanotechnologies

The evolution of trees over approximately 300 million years has resulted in over 60,000 woody species with unique hierarchically porous structures and cell walls primarily composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. This intricate natural design allows trees to grow as…

The piece of glass in the photo was made from wood. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service)

Transparent wood

An outstanding bio-alternative to traditional glass Product and industry Transparent wood is a relatively new material. For the first time, it was created in 1992 by a German researcher Siegfried Fink. Back then he turned wood transparent to reveal its…

Lignin-based batteries

Lignin-based batteries

A new nature-based solution for carbon storage A magic byproduct Lignocellulosic biomass, composed of lignin, cellulose, and hemicellulose, is a naturally abundant resource on Earth. Lignocellulose possesses mechanical strength, biocompatibility, and eco-friendly characteristics, making it widely utilized in various applications,…

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Wood foam: from low-value fibers to game-changer materials

Origin of wood foam The development of wood foam, inspired by biomimicry principles, marks a significant stride towards sustainable materials in the construction industry. Traditionally, the sector has heavily relied on petrochemical plastics for insulation, contributing to environmental concerns. With…