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Innovative biological process for producing nanocellulose from sugarcane bagasse

Study level

PhD

Faculty/Lead unit

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr Zhanying Zhang
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

Overview

Nanocellulose has important applications in manufacturing advanced composites, food, pharmaceutical and medical products.

It can be produced by a variety of processes and these different processes produce nanocelluloses with different properties for different applications.

Research activities

This project aims to develop innovative biological approaches that produces two types of nanocellulose in one process.

Sugarcane bagasse, the most abundant crop residue in the world, will be used as a low-cost feedstock for nanocellulose production.

Outcomes

We expect to discover an approach whereby two types of nanocellulose will be produced from an integrated biological process.

The nanocelluloses will then be used for the production of advanced materials and food products.

Scholarships

You may be able to apply for a research scholarship in our annual scholarship round.

Annual scholarship round

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