Research in Biomass Structure and Function A key area within biomass research at Forest & Landscape is biomass characterisation. The aim of the characterisation is to understand the three-dimensional structure of the biomass matrix (e.g. straw or wood) on the nano and micro scale before and during different types of processing.
The core questions of our research are:
- What are the relations between structure and function within biomass?
- How do mechanics, physics and chemistry together determine the processivity of lignocellulose?
- How is enzymatic degradation and interaction with water linked to the organization of the cell wall polymers and to porosity?
- How can we use and combine various microscopic and spectroscopic techniques and computational chemistry to study biomass structure and chemistry in situ?
The research is conducted in collaboration with Inbicon and Novozymes A/S, DTU (Technical University of Denmark), DTI (Danish Technological University), AAU (Aalborg University), AU (Aarhus University) and CBMI (Innovation Network for Biomass).