Cellulose

How Bacteria Adhere to Fiber in the Gut

Basel, Switzerland — Researchers have revealed a new molecular mechanism by which bacteria adhere to cellulose fibers in the human gut. Thanks to two different binding modes, they can withstand the...

Breaking Down Stubborn Cellulose in Time Lapse

Graz, Austria — The plant component cellulose is an extremely resistant, water-insoluble polymer that is difficult to break down. This makes the efficient and sustainable use of plant biomass in biorefineries...

Printing Complex Cellulose-Based Objects

Zürich, Switzerland — Trees and other plants lead the way: they produce cellulose themselves and use it to build complex structures with extraordinary mechanical properties. That makes cellulose attractive...

Converting Biomass by Applying Mechanical Force

Münster, Germany — One of the greatest global challenges is the efficient use of renewable sources in order to meet the increasing demand for energy and feedstock chemicals in the future. In this context,...

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