• Spotlight:Seeing the wood f...

    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 bo...

  • Spotlight:Cellulose nanofib...

    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 nanofibers...

  • Spotlight: Formaldehyde sta...

    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 sid...

  • Professor Sun’s new book o...

    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 facilitate the industr...

  • Dr. Jim Fuxa from Louisiana...

    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 JU conference ce...

  • Dr. Yi-Heng Percival Zhang ...

    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 Uni...