Tag: forest residue

  • Streptomyces Bacteria to Break Down Cellulose

    Some very exciting breakthroughs have been made recently in using fungii and sugars to break through tough wood cellulose cell walls and access the abundant energy inside to make various types of fuel. New research carried out on a specific group of bacteria known as Streptomyces shows how certain bacterial strains developed improved abilities to […]

  • Major Advancements in Cellulostic Biofuel

    Some very exciting breakthroughs have been made recently in using fungii and sugars to break through tough wood cellulose cell walls and access the abundant energy inside to make various types of fuel. Producing fuels from plants and other renewable sources requires breaking down the chemical cellulose, which traditionally has required the same amount of […]

  • Biomass Fuel

    The innovative chemical process modifies cellulose, present in non-edible plant matter such as wood, straw, grass, cotton, or paper, by removing oxygen bonded to its hydrocarbon chains while preserving the chains’ structure. There has also been recent progress in developing cellulosic nanomaterials from wood material, stiff and lightweight products from cellulose manipulated at the molecular […]

  • Biosurveillance Funding

    A new $2.43 million research project, funded in part by Genome BC, has been approved to develop state-of-the-art DNA biosurveillance detection tools for operational deployment. Preventing the introduction and establishment of Invasive Alien Species (IAS), such as the Asian gypsy moth and other forest pests, will protect forests and trees and also maintain Canada’s pest-free […]

  • Wood Pellet Association of Canada Meeting

    This year’s Wood Products Association of Canada AGM in Vancouver, BC, November 17 – 19 looks to be a very worthwhile event. An entire day’s seminars on sustainability certification and wood pellet workshop as well as a tour of the Fibre pellet handling facility in North Vancouver. Subjects covered for the rest of the event […]