Biomass Based Products research
Ragauskas Adapts Biomass Research to Keep Plastics from Going to Waste
UT–ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining Art Ragauskas and team are investigating new methods for reclaiming and reusing plastic waste.
Single Mutation at a Highly Conserved Region of Chloramphenicol Acetyltransferase Enables Isobutyl Acetate Production Directly from Cellulose by Clostridium Thermocellum at Elevated Temperatures
Cong Trinh and his research team discovered an engineered chloramphenicol acetyltransferase can be harnessed to create a novel thermophilic microbial […]
Characterization of Fractional Cuts of Co-Solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic Fractionation Lignin Isolated by Sequential Precipitation
Lignin valorization is hindered by the heterogeneity of its complex structures and variability of biomass feedstocks. Fractionation of lignin can […]
Cross-Linked Poly(Methyl Vinyl Ether-Co-Maleic Acid)/Poly(Ethylene Glycol)/Nanocellulosics Foams via Directional Freezing
This research from Art Ragauskas’ team is focused on cross-linked nanocelluloses, poly(methyl vinyl ether-co-maleic acid) (PMVEMA) and poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) […]
Siris Laursen Receives 2018 NSF CAREER Award
Associate Professor Siris Laursen was selected by the National Science Foundation as a 2018 recipient of its prestigious CAREER award.