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The DCC’s Vinnova evaluation: “Pioneering excellence and potentially revolutionary”

The DCC’s Vinnova evaluation: “Pioneering excellence and potentially revolutionary”

Vinnova has made a directional decision to continue financing The Digital Cellulose Center (DCC) for another five years. The Vinnova five-year evaluation states: “The pioneering excellence of the DCC is promising and potentially revolutionary for the forest sector.” “We are all within DCC really happy about the positive result from Vinnova and the international evaluation group, and that they are highlighting the promising impact of the digital transformation”, says Centre Director Ursula...

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Conferences: Join the Digital Cellulose Center at MRS

Conferences: Join the Digital Cellulose Center at MRS

Join the Digital Cellulose Center during the Spring conferences MRS, NGPT, and Treesearch. The Digital Cellulose Center’s researchers will share the Center’s latest studies on combining forest materials with electroactive materials to create green electronics and digital solutions for a sustainable future. Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting & Exhibit Honolulu, Hawaii - May 8-13 and online - May 23-25Information and registrationDiscover the very latest developments in materials...

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Bio-based membrane for hydrogen fuel cells – the DCC spinoff Cellfion

Bio-based membrane for hydrogen fuel cells – the DCC spinoff Cellfion

Bio-based membrane technologies developed by the Digital Cellulose Center have laid the foundation for the startup company Cellfion. In the future, their nanocellulose membranes will enable the fabrication of renewable energy storage devices, like hydrogen fuel cells and redox flow batteries, as well as replace the current non-renewable membranes on the market.The bio-based membranes from Cellfion are made of nanocellulose fibrils, a renewable material extracted from wood. The ion-selective...

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New energy-efficient and low-cost method for making nanocellulose films

New energy-efficient and low-cost method for making nanocellulose films

RISE researchers have developed a new low-cost method for manufacturing nanocellulose films, based on the Digital Cellulose Center’s research. The bio-based material can replace plastics in many products as well as be used in energy storage devices. By using suction and pressing instead of heat to remove water from nanocellulose mixtures, the energy consumption and costs can be reduced by more than 95 percent. A new pilot study conducted by researchers at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden...

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Low-cost cellulose-based membrane can be used in energy harvesting devices

Low-cost cellulose-based membrane can be used in energy harvesting devices

Hongli Yang is a doctoral student at the Digital Cellulose Center, and with her latest research, she has created a highly conductive, low-cost nanocellulose-based ionic membrane. The new membrane is promising for electrochemical energy technology, such as redox flow batteries. The abundant natural resource of cellulose, combined with a simple production process makes the new membrane low-cost compared to the current commercial non-biodegradable membrane.The research within the Digital...

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AI and Machine Learning as a tool for forest research and industry

AI and Machine Learning as a tool for forest research and industry

How can Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) be used as a tool within forest industry and research? This seven-part, university-accredited course, starting February 28th, is organized by the Digital Cellulose Center and aims to provide the necessary background and theory for researchers in academia and industry to understand how ML can benefit their work. These powerful emerging digital tools are being utilized in an ever-expanding set of applications....

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Future healthtech wearables made of digital cellulose

Future healthtech wearables made of digital cellulose

Future healthtech wearables made of digital celluloseThe research within the Digital Cellulose Center is conducted by academic and industry partners, as well as Ph.D. students. The doctorates affiliated with the center lead many of the research projects to further generate new knowledge within the field of digital cellulose. Karishma Jain is one of the Ph.D. students within the center and guest blogger for this post. Karishma’s research supports the Digital Cellulose Center’s focus area in...

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New industrial partner 4E Antenna creates patterned aluminum on paper

New industrial partner 4E Antenna creates patterned aluminum on paper

New industrial partner 4E Antenna creates patterned aluminum on paperThe Digital Cellulose Center is proud to announce that the component company 4E Antenna AB is our new industrial partner. 4E Antenna produces paper-based RFID antennas and production equipment, with fully recyclable materials, and without any hazardous chemicals. 4E Antenna's state-of-the-art RFID antenna is made of three parts: paper, aluminum, and glue.“We are happy to join the Digital Cellulose Center and to contribute...

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Greentech power paper shows promise of storing solar energy

Greentech power paper shows promise of storing solar energy

A new pilot study from the Digital Cellulose Center on a greentech power paper shows promise for high-capacity storage of renewable energy. The electronic paper is completely made of organic material and the first testing’s show that the energy storage capacity is as efficient as conventional technology.“The power papers energy storage capacity showed fantastic results in our pilot study, with the possibility of storing renewable energy on a large scale,” says Jesper Edberg, researcher at RISE...

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Laser Induced Graphene from Wood Ink – Published!

Laser Induced Graphene from Wood Ink – Published!

A new publication by RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) researchers within the Digital Cellulose Center has been released online in the journal npj Flexible Electronics. The report outlines how to create an electrically conducting material from a wood-based ink. The ink is environmentally friendly and sustainable being composed of lignin and cellulose from wood and dissolved in water. After the ink is deposited via screen-printing a laser is used to...

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