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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-12-01 - 2022-11-30

Wood cellulose is a future super material for replacement many fossil-based products. Modification of the wood-pulp is needed for the preparation of value added products. Enzymes are specific, renewable and biodegradable tools for modification of the pulps in mild reaction conditions. Recently discovered novel types lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases, are enzymes that oxidize cellulose in the crystalline parts, thus representing a novel type of enzyme activity with capability to modify the most recalcitrant celluloses. This project will explore the potential of LPMOs in oxidative modification of cellulosic fibres. The consortium brings together top-class expertise in enzymatic modification of pulp and fibre applications, LPMO enzymology and cellulose analytics
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2018-01-01 - 2021-12-31

Das Austrian Biorefinery Center Tulln ist geplant als ein international führendes Zentrum in der angewandten Grundlagenforschung, basierend auf der internationalen Spitzenposition der beteiligten Institute in der Forschung und auf der Konzentration von Kompetenzen und Industrie-Kooperationen am Standort Tulln. Das BOKU ABC-T bündelt Grundlagen- und angewandte Forschung auf dem Gebiet der Bioraffinerie, der Chemie nachwachsender Rohstoffe, neuer Biomaterialien und Analytik von Bioraffinerieströmen am Technopol Tulln. In der vierjährigen ersten Projektphase werden in zehn Modulen mit zehn Formenpartnern grundlagenwissenschaftliche Forschungsfragen bearbeitet, wobei die praktische Relevanz immer durch die jeweilige Firmenkooperation sichergestellt ist.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2017-03-01 - 2019-02-28

Aim of the project between EGGER and BOKU is to develop a binder for wood based on lignin, isolated from black liquor, a waste stream of the pulp and paper industry. The project will search for appropriate methods to provide isolated lignin. In a subsequent step the lignin will be comprehensively characterized based on methods developed at the Department of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry of Sustainable Resources.

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