Spotlight:Seeing the wood..

Lignocellulosic biomass (dry plant matter) is the most abundant raw material for the production of biofuels and many experts hope that a large proportion of transportation fuels can be replaced with biofuels. Thermochemical technologies for biomass conversion such as fast pyrolysis can produce bot..

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Spotlight:Cellulose nanof..

Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter that can remove virus particles with an efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of 100 percent high purity cellulose n..

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Spotlight: Formaldehyde s..

Formaldehyde protects and serves The lignin found in plants is a desirable renewable feedstock for fuels and other useful compounds. Breaking down such a strong, energy-dense polymer, however, requires pretreatment of plant biomass under harsh conditions. These pretreatment steps often cause side..

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Professor Suns new book ..

Biological Conversion of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals : Explorations from Natural Utilization Systems    Editor(s):  Jianzhong Sun, Shi-You Ding, Joy D Peterson   Description This book is divided into two parts. The first covers biomass modification to..

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Dr. Jim Fuxa from Louisia..

  Dr. James R. Fuxa, a senior professor come from Louisiana State University, USA, visited Biofuels Institute, Jiangsu University (JU) on November 17-18, 2014; and during his stay, he also delivered a series of two impressive lectures titled as From Blank Page to Publication at J..

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Dr. Yi-Heng Percival Zhan..

     Dr. Yi-Heng Percival Zhang, professor from Virginia Tech University, USA, visited biofuels institute at Jiangsu University and delivered an interesting presentation at Conference Center of Jiangsu University on May 26, 2014. Dr. Zhangs visit was invited by Dr. Jia..

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Prof. Yang-Chun Yong Publ..

    On Mar 18, the world leading general chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition (IF:13.7) published Prof. Yang-Chun Yongs work entitled Highly active bidirectional electron transfer by a self-assembled electroactive reduced-graphene-oxide-hybridized biofilm, Ang..

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