Chemistry of Renewable Resources
The group "Chemistry of Renewable Resources" is concerned with the chemical structure and transformation of natural raw materials and coordinates the scientific work at the institute. The research areas comprise organic and analytical chemistry as well as polymer and natural product chemistry.
Biopolymer and Paper Analytics
Research in the group “Biopolymer and Paper Analytics” covers the whole range of analytical issues related to lignocelluloses and polysaccharides, especially cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin.
Chemistry of Biomaterials
The development of bioinspired ultra-light and open-porous materials, equipped with special properties, is a central topic of the research group. Applications, such as thermal super-isolation, energy storage, (bio)sensors, controlled drug release and cell culture technology are in the focus of the work.
The research group "Biorefinery Analytics" is concerned with the chemical characterization of plant biomass, especially in complex mixtures as they occur in biorefinery scenarios. The focus is on the development of methods for analytical separation and detection, identification of individual components and compound classes as well as chemometric methods.
The innovative technologies introduced in the GRETE project respond to the increasing demand of sustainable textile fibres allowing the usage of paper grade Kraft pulps as raw materials for high quality man-made textile fibres. Regenerated cellulose fibres will be produced using safe and sustainable ionic liquids with the help of chemical and enzymatic modifications as pre-treatments.
The European Regional Development Fund provides funding (AT-CZ 226) for BOKU and Mendelova unverzita v Brně to establish technological competency for the utilization of biogenic residues and to establishe the center of expertise VALID.