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Wood

Technology Type Group:

Wood

  • Improving Biomass Conversion Efficiency by Modifying Lignin so Plant Cell Walls Are More Digestible and Fermentable

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    Product
    Objective:

    Lignocellulosic biomass is a very desirable feedstock for biofuel production. If the fermentation process for lignocellulose could be optimized conversion of this biomass could yield 25 to 50 billion gallons of ethanol or other biofuels per year. However lignocellulose which is composed of lignin cellulose and hemicelluloses is resistant to chemical or enzymatic hydrolysis. This resistance is a key limiting step in the conversion of biomass into fermentable sugars.

  • Pheromone insect traps LOSKA

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    Researchers from a Slovak forestry agency have developed highly effective pheromone insect traps suitable for capturing bark and wood boring beetles with the purpose of monitoring and inspection of forest protection. The pheromone trap is available in two different shape variants both providing high quality of collected samples and 20 - 30% increase in collecting efficiency compared to currently available technologies. The agency seeks companies interested in technology purchase or licensing agreement.

  • Production of lignin agglomerates

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    This invention presents a process and an apparatus for the production of water-insoluble lignin granulates for material and energetic usage. Pulp extraction for manufacturing paper from wood or grasses generates lignin which has a high calorific value in large amounts as a side-product and component of waste liquor. The further use of lignin is prevented especially because of heterogeneity aroma water solubility dust formation and high reactivity.

  • Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF) with Improved Water Resistance

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    Background: Lignocellulose is a component of wood. It is used in a variety of products including medium-density fiberboard (MDF) an engineered wood product formed by gluing lignocellulose fibers under heat pressure and a small amount of resin. Cellulose hemicellulose and lignin are the major polymers that make up lignocellulose and contribute to the material characteristics of MDF. The MDF manufacturing process begins with a pulping procedure that creates a suspension of fibers from wood.

  • Domespace: The first rotating wooden house

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    Product
    Technology:

    Domespace is a new type of housing entirely made of wood it can rotate automatically or manually (remote control) to follow the sun. Its geometry and conception turn it positive in terms of energy offer and demand ratio. Due to its shape it resists to 280 km per h winds and is anti-seismic.

  • MEKO (sustainable charcoal production)

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    Product
    Technology:

    A technology involving generation of light by a cuboid metallic box lit with a drum containing wood charcoal generated from burning wood in the cuboid metallic box. It burns out in 12 hours.

  • Enhanced Enzyme Hydrolysis of Biomass

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    Technology:

    Background: The cellulose found in abundance in wood grasses and other plant matter (biomass) is a rich largely untapped sugar source for ethanol production. Cellulose is a polymer of hundreds to thousands of glucose units that is ubiquitous in plant cell walls. The cellulase family of enzymes has been exploited to break cellulose down into glucose for use as a feedstock in bioethanol production. The nature of cellulose in biomass poses a number of challenges to attaining high glucose yield.

  • Ionic Liquid Based Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Materials for Biofuel Production.

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    Product
    Technology:

    North Carolina State University is seeking an industry partner to commercialize a novel method for the ionic liquid based pretreatment of lignocellulosic materials for biofuel production. US Patent No. 8182557 has issued on this technology.Ethanol is gaining in popularity as an alternative fuel and is currently primarily made from the starch in kernels of field corn. However the use of corn as a starting material is a severe limitation since corn is a valuable food source.