Breakthrough in lignin research—spherical particles multiply enzyme efficiency

Researchers at Aalto University and York University have succeeded in creating a water-repellent composite structure out of lignin particles, in which the enzymes or biocatalysts can be separated from surrounding water. The breakthrough was accomplished when the researchers discovered that, by regulating the surface charge of single lignin particles, enzymes can be made to adhere to the surface of particles. As material supporting the structure, they utilised a natural polymer isolated from seaweed.

Breakthrough in lignin research—spherical particles multiply enzyme efficiency

Researchers at Aalto University and York University have succeeded in creating a water-repellent composite structure out of lignin particles, in which the enzymes or biocatalysts can be separated ...

Tue 12 Jun 18 from Phys.org

Wood pulp could replace fossil materials in synthetic chemical manufacture

Finnish and UK scientists develop method for making lignin particles react with enzymes in water, opening up new possibilities for bio-based polymers from wood Forestry is an important industrial ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from The Engineer

Breakthrough in lignin research: Spherical particles multiply enzyme efficiency

Lignin, a pulp industry by-product, could replace fossil materials.

Tue 12 Jun 18 from ScienceDaily

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