The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials was formerly the Department of Wood Science and Forest Products. The name was changed in 2012.

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  • How much load can my pallet carry? 

    Horvath, Laszlo (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2018-02-02)
    Properly determining the exact load carrying capacity of a pallet is essential to ensure the effectiveness of the supply chain. Multiple testing procedures are published by different organizations and all could be used to ...
  • Phytosanitary Regulation for Packaging (ISPM-15) 

    Treaster, Garrett (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2018-02-02)
    International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15) is essential for the regulation of wooden pallet and packaging materials. This regulation measure is important in determining how pallet industries and ...
  • Moisture in Sea Containers: What causes the problems and how to solve them? 

    Barber, Bailey (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2018-02-02)
    The water that is found inside shipping containers come from the air, packages, pallets, and sometimes even the products that are stored in the container. Condensation forms inside the sea container because during shipping, ...
  • Properties of Shredded Wood Pallets 

    White, Marshall S.; McLeod, John A., II (Virginia Tech. Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design, 2018-02-02)
    About 321 million wooden pallets are repaired every year in the United States. During the pallet repair process, unusable pallets are ground into mulch that is often used for animal bedding or other sensitive applications. ...
  • Fostering Relationships Among Central American and Appalachian Forest Products Companies 

    Lyon, Scott; Quesada, Henry; Smith, Robert (Virginia Tech. Center for Forest Products Business, 2011-11)
    Exporting wood products offers many advantages for firms entering the global market, such as increased profits and credit, market growth, and economic strength (Parhizkar 2008; McMahon and Gottko 1989). In the past few ...
  • 2011 Annual Report, Center for Forest Products Business 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, 2011-08)
    This annual report details student and faculty accomplishments for the Center in 2010-2011.
  • Increasing Exports of US Wooden Modular Homes to Developing Countries Systems 

    Kakkar, Gaurav; Quesada-Pineda, Henry J.; Smith, Robert L. (Virginia Tech. Center for Forest Products Business. Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2017-11)
    Sustainable housing is one of the fundamental necessities for socio-economic development. Yet a considerable population of the developing world is living in substandard houses. On the other hand, developed countries like ...
  • CPULD News, Summer 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019-06)
    In this quarterly newsletter, you’ll find everything from current news regarding Center activities over the past few months to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...
  • SBIO Extension, Winter 2015 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech. Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2015)
    The wood products industry in Virginia is a critical contributor to the economy of the state, an industry represented by more than 1,000 primary and secondary industries and over $25 billion in economic impact. The ...
  • SBIO Newsletter, Spring 2019 

    Unknown author (Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, 2019)
    The intradepartmental newsletter for Virginia Tech’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials. This issue features articles on study abroad in Ireland and Costa Rica, InsideTREES summer camp, and alumni thoughts.
  • Promoting enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass by inexpensive soy protein 

    Luo, Xiaolin; Liu, Jing; Zheng, Peitao; Li, Meng; Zhou, Yang; Huang, Liulian; Chen, Lihui; Shuai, Li (2019-03-13)
    Abstract Background Liquid hot water (LHW) pretreatment has been considered as one of the most industrially viable and environment-friendly methods for facilitating the ...
  • CPULD News, Summer 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    In this quarterly newsletter, you’ll find everything from current news regarding Center activities over the past few months to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...
  • CPULD News, Spring 2019 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2019)
    Please enjoy this special edition of CPULD News, featuring many “History of” and “Where are they now” type articles about the center’s activities, students, and interns, and what they’ve been up to since graduating from ...
  • CPULD News, Fall 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    In this quarterly newsletter, you’ll find everything from current news regarding Center activities over the past few months to introductions to some of our interns, students, and faculty/staff. There are summaries of recent ...
  • Esters of cellulosic materials and diacids and method of making thereof 

    Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.; Edgar, Kevin J.; Kar, Nilanjana (United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2017-07-18)
    The present invention relates to esters of diacids and cellulosic materials and methods for making thereof. The ester has the chemical composition of Formula (I) Formula I where R1, R2, and R3 can be the same or different, ...
  • CELL 256: Role of dispersion and polar interactions in the adsorption of cellulases onto lignin 

    Roman, Maren; Jiang, Feng; Chen, Qian; Esker, Alan R.
    Residual lignin in pretreated biomass hinders its enzymatic hydrolysis. Nonionic surfactants are known to have beneficial effects on the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass but their mechanisms of action at the ...
  • Valorization of hemicellulose hydrolyzates into eco-friendly surfactants 

    Liu, Wei; Roman, Maren (AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2018-03-18)
  • An “ideal lignin” facilitates full biomass utilization 

    Li, Yanding; Shuai, Li; Kim, Hoon; Motagamwala, Ali Hussain; Mobley, Justin K.; Yue, Fengxia; Tobimatsu, Yuki; Havkin-Frenkel, Daphna; Chen, Fang; Dixon, Richard A.; Luterbacher, Jeremy S.; Dumesic, James A.; Ralph, John (AAAS, 2018-09-28)
    Lignin, a major component of lignocellulosic biomass, is crucial to plant growth and development but is a major impediment to efficient biomass utilization in various processes. Valorizing lignin is increasingly realized ...
  • Center Focus, December 2007 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2007-12)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.
  • Center Focus, Fall 2010 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2010)
    The Center for Forest Products Business produces a newsletter, The Center Focus, once a calendar quarter. This newsletter details upcoming events, new members, feature articles, and other happenings at the Center.

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