WWSC news

Nanocellulose makes battery recycling more efficient

The electrification of our society has led to  a growing need for efficient and sustainable battery recycling methods. In response to this challenge, researchers at WWSC at KTH have achieved a  breakthrough in battery recycling by using nanocellulose in the metal separation. This innovative approach has the potential to significantly simplify the separation of battery metals from other materials, addressing the pressing demand for eco-friendly recycling processes.

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Code of conduct for research groups – Lauren McKee shares her experiences

Academic workplaces can sometimes be challenging, with people with different background and with different expectations working together and sharing space. To prevent conflicts, and to strengthen the positive spirit in her research group, Lauren McKee is one of the PIs that has introduced a code of conduct. In an interview in Chemical World she shares her thoughts and experiences.

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Lignin Unleashed: Vibrant Brilliance in Rainbow Photonic Crystals

Lignin is highly interesting as raw material for fossil-free materials, but the brown color can in many cases limit the applications. Now WWSC researchers at Stockholm University has produced a lignin-based material with all the colors of the rainbow by preparing lignin micro/nanoparticles with structural colors.

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KAW board and international delegations visit WWSC

In May, WWSC KTH hosted visits from the board of KAW, the management of EPFL in Switzerland, and a delegation from the French embassy. The visitors got to see presentations of WWSC and lab demos of some of our activities, which spurred a lot of interesting discussions.

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Anselme Payen Award 2023 to Lars Berglund

Professor Lars Berglund has been honored with the prestigious Anselme Payen Award. The award, presented annually by the American Chemical Society: Cellulose and Renewable Materials (CELL) Division, acknowledges exceptional professional contributions to the science and chemical technology of cellulose and related products.

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World’s first wood-based transistor

WWSC researchers at Linköping University and KTH have developed the world’s first wood-based transistor. This transistor is a major breakthrough in eco-friendly electronics, and paves the way for further development of wood-based electronics.

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First industrial experiments at ForMAX

The beamline ForMAX at MAX IV hosts its first industry experiment: a ground-breaking study on fibre-based sustainable food packaging performed by Tetra Pak and researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the research centres Wallenberg Wood Science Center and FibRE.

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