One of the main challenges of the utilisation of lignocellulosic components is their sensitivity to water. We want to unveil the still unresolved nature and effects of the interactions and utilise the moisture-responsiveness in materials engineering.
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One of the main challenges related to utilisation of lignocellulosic components is the recalcitrant structure of lignocellulose in plants and the drawbacks of current fractionation technologies that are energy-intensive, non-green, non-selective and do not preserve the “natural” structure of the main components.
In the structured materials theme, we want to study how to use lignocellulose as a sustainable alternative to plastics, with similar or better properties. In this context, lightweight, high-strength, multifunctional materials and high-performance biocomposites are globally among the top material foci.
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