Enzymes for selective decomposition of woody biomass
Research Project , 2014 – 2019

In the project, enzyme activities that selectively decouple and decompose wood polymers were investigated and characterized, focusing on the underutilized hemicellulose fractions. To understand the complex lignocellulose structure and how enzymes act on it, a range of different detection techniques (including NMR, chromatography and spectrophotometry) were applied using both native biomass, extracted wood polymers and synthetic model substrates.

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) is a research center funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation with a focus on new materials from trees. It is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Chalmers, KTH and Linköping University striving for scientific excellence. The mission is to create knowledge and build competence that can form the basis for an innovative future value creation from forest raw material.

Participants

Lisbeth Olsson (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology

Jenny Arnling Bååth

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology

Johan Larsbrink

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology

Collaborations

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC)

Göteborg, Sweden

Funding

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Life Science Engineering

Areas of Advance

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2018-09-15