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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  • 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, 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, Fall & Winter 2008 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2008)
    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 2009 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2009)
    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, 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.
  • Benchmarking Performance Measurement and the Implementation of Lean Manufacturing in the Secondary Wood Processing Rough Mill 

    Cumbo, Dan; Kline, D. Earl; Van Aken, Eileen; Smith, Bob (Virginia Tech, 2004-09)
    It is hypothesized that, while other components of the secondary wood products value stream; e.g., moulding, turning, sanding, etc, are being integrated and “leaned up” so to speak, the rough mill represents a real or ...
  • Exports of U.S. Hardwood Products: Increasing Performance in Asia and Western Europe 

    Arias, Edgar; Lyon, Scott; Quesada, Henry; Smith, Robert (Virginia Tech, 2013-11)
    The identification and understanding of factors impacting international markets for primary hardwood products (i.e. lumber) in key US overseas markets is essential for US hardwood producers to shape successful marketing ...
  • Center Focus, December 2006 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2006-12)
    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.

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