The inherent properties of lignocellulosic building blocks can provide groundbreaking possibilities in completely new areas. Lignocellulose-based materials offer solutions for electronic applications related to harvesting, converting and storing energy. For example, biochars could be used to replace rare metals in solar cells.
In addition, FinnCERES research activities focus on investigating band structures and optical properties of nanocellulose. Our research will turn nanocellulose into the next revolutionary nanomaterial, the next “graphene”.