Agroindustrial residues as alternative sources for nanocellulose production

Maria S. Peresin, Panu Lahtinen, Jari Vartiainen, Tuomas Hänninen, Sari Liukkonen, Jaakko J. Pere, Tekla Tammelin

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Properties of nanocellulose vary according their method of production and composition of raw materials. Recently, alternative raw materials such as sub-products of agroindustry and industrial crops have gained significant attention for the production of nanocellulose. This implies an important addition to the biorefinary concept, increasing the value chain of products such as sugar and ethanol. In this work, several raw materials like sugar cane, hemp and banana fibers were used to produce nanofibrillated cellulose (CNF). These CNF were characterized in terms of their suspension behaviour, chemical composition, rheology, morphology and structural behaviour and such properties compared to the nanocellulose traditionally obtained from bleached wood fibres. The suitability of the different materials in application tests such as paper additives and nanocellulose film production will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbstracts of papers
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society ACS
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event249th ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, United States
Duration: 22 Mar 201526 Mar 2015


Seminar249th ACS National Meeting and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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