Institutionen för bioprodukter och bioteknik


Forskargruppen undersöker de strukturella egenskaperna och det termokemiska beteendet hos biopolymerlösningar och suspensioner för att producera mervärde.
Biopolymer Chemistry and Engineering, photo: Valeria Azovskaya
photo by: Valeria Azovskaya

Research areas:

Dyed textile samples

Sustainable textiles

Our research team continues the development of the Ioncell® process. The focus is on textile recycling and sustainable dyeing processes.

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
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Biobased carbon materials

We investigate the use of wood-derived polymers and other biopolymers as bio-based alternative precursor material for various applications.

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
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Carbohydrate chemistry

Our research is aiming at introducing additional functionality to biopolymers with a special focus on textile applications and to develop suitable analytical tools

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
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Cellulose films

Our research focuses on the use of the Ioncell® technology to produce high-strength films through continuous extrusion.

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
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Rheological behavior of biopolymer solutions and suspensions

Traditional and novel solvent systems are explored to dissolve various biopolymers and non-polymeric constituents. The solutions or suspensions are characterized by a comprehensive set of rheological tools (shear, capillary and extensional rheometers).

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems
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Analytical tools

Analytical chemistry is needed throughout the modification and/or manufacturing process of biomaterials. Knowledge on the chemical composition and molar mass of biopolymers is essential and thus we aim to develop new strategies for detailed biopolymer characterization.

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

A thoughtful use of biopolymers can help us to create a more sustainable society.

Michael Hummel
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The Biopolymer Chemistry & Engineering group in the fall 2022
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