Researchers are developing better wood for biorefineries - ERC PoC APPLICAL

13.3.2020
Increasing the amount of a polymer known as callose, a substance natural to plants, boosts wood breakdown into sugars. This process may facilitate the utilisation of wood in biorefineries. A research group led by Professor Yrjö Helariutta is the first to succeed in tailoring an entirely new kind of polymer into wood.