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Title: Value Added Biomaterials via Laccase-Mediated Surface Functionalization

Abstract

As we delve deeper into the 21st century, concerns regarding the current state of the environment and the future of the planet continue to rise. In response, companies and organizations from a broad spectrum of industries are increasing their involvement in joining the worldwide effort to incorporate sustainability into existing operations. The implementation of the biorefining concept, whose mission is to maximize the use of all constituents of biomass, including pulp and paper, lumber and the biofuels sectors has increased the sustainability of these industries as well as provided an avenue for the production of extensive amounts of biomaterials. Nowadays, biomass derived materials are incorporated into a wide array of consumer products, ranging from sophisticated biomedical devices to the plastic bottles that contain our beverages. These bio products not only provide the advantages of being renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable compared to synthetic materials, but they can be of lower cost and non-toxic. For the most part, biomaterials are mainly derived from woody and plant biomass, which comprise of three main biopolymers: cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. Whilst cellulose has many uses (paper products and conversion to ethanol to name a couple), the conversion of lignin into valuable products is far lessmore » established and thus has become is a growing research direction within the biorefinery committee.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
OSTI Identifier:
1376557
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 05; Journal Issue: 01; Journal ID: ISSN 2155-952X
Publisher:
OMICS International
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Cannatelli, Mark D., and Ragauskas, J. Value Added Biomaterials via Laccase-Mediated Surface Functionalization. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000175.
Cannatelli, Mark D., & Ragauskas, J. Value Added Biomaterials via Laccase-Mediated Surface Functionalization. United States. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000175.
Cannatelli, Mark D., and Ragauskas, J. Wed . "Value Added Biomaterials via Laccase-Mediated Surface Functionalization". United States. doi:10.4172/2155-952X.1000175. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1376557.
@article{osti_1376557,
title = {Value Added Biomaterials via Laccase-Mediated Surface Functionalization},
author = {Cannatelli, Mark D. and Ragauskas, J.},
abstractNote = {As we delve deeper into the 21st century, concerns regarding the current state of the environment and the future of the planet continue to rise. In response, companies and organizations from a broad spectrum of industries are increasing their involvement in joining the worldwide effort to incorporate sustainability into existing operations. The implementation of the biorefining concept, whose mission is to maximize the use of all constituents of biomass, including pulp and paper, lumber and the biofuels sectors has increased the sustainability of these industries as well as provided an avenue for the production of extensive amounts of biomaterials. Nowadays, biomass derived materials are incorporated into a wide array of consumer products, ranging from sophisticated biomedical devices to the plastic bottles that contain our beverages. These bio products not only provide the advantages of being renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable compared to synthetic materials, but they can be of lower cost and non-toxic. For the most part, biomaterials are mainly derived from woody and plant biomass, which comprise of three main biopolymers: cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. Whilst cellulose has many uses (paper products and conversion to ethanol to name a couple), the conversion of lignin into valuable products is far less established and thus has become is a growing research direction within the biorefinery committee.},
doi = {10.4172/2155-952X.1000175},
journal = {Journal of Biotechnology & Biomaterials},
number = 01,
volume = 05,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {4}
}

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