Marine pollution caused by plastic waste is becoming more serious worldwide. We need to reduce the amount of plastic usage, and deplasticization has become an urgent global issue. As a solution of this problem, the use of renewable resources as an alternative material to plastics is attracting attention. Among renewable resources, woody biomass is not only biodegradable but also carbon-neutral, and is expected to be a next-generation clean energy source and a recyclable carbon resource. Our research team will develop characterization methods from multiple perspectives for the highly effective utilization of woody biomass.
|United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (U.S.A.)
|Division / Department
|Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory