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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  • 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 for the Center for Packaging Unit and Load Design, you’ll find everything from current news regarding Center activities over the past few months to introductions to some of our interns, students, ...
  • CPULD News, Summer 2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    In this quarterly newsletter for the Center for Packaging Unit and Load Design, you’ll find everything from current news regarding Center activities over the past few months to introductions to some of our interns, students, ...
  • 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.
  • Center Focus, April 2007 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2007-04)
    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.
  • Evaluating Markets for Small Diameter Timber: A Case Analysis in Northern Mississippi 

    Perkins, Brian; Smith, Bob; Jackson, Jerry (Virginia Tech, 2005-04)
    Small diameter timber (SDT) has emerged as a national problem in the forest products industry due to catastrophic forest fires in the West, increases in imported pulp in the South and high grading in the Central and Eastern ...
  • Annual Report: Center for Forest Products Business, 2017-2018 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2018)
    This annual report details faculty accomplishments for the Center in 2017-2018.
  • Center Focus, Spring 2012 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2012)
    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, Spring 2013 

    Unknown author (Virginia Tech, 2013)
    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, Summer 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, Summer 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.

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