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Bleached paper
2021-03-02

Partner IATA-CSIC speaks about new patented ‘super enzyme’ for the paper industry at Innovation Origins Julio Polaina and David Talens-Perales, researchers of IATA-CSIC institute in Valencia, Spain, explain how they discovered this new biocatalyst bearing outstanding extremophilic properties, in the frame of WoodZymes project. The new enzyme’s main benefit would be the replacement, a [...]

Enzyme Directed Evolution
2021-01-26

NEW PAPER OUT!! Protein Engineering Approaches to Enhance Fungal Laccase Production in S. cerevisiae Enzyme directed evolution is a powerful technique to design efficient and robust biocatalysts for the industry. Through iterations of mutagenesis and selection it is possible to confer new or improved properties to optimise enzyme’s performance at industrial operation c [...]

Campus_NC_State-2
2021-01-15

ISWFPC 2021 - Rescheduled to November 15-17, 2021 The 21st International Symposium on Wood, Fiber and Pulping Chemistry (ISWFPC) will take place from November 15, 2021 to November 17, 2021 at Talley Student Union in North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh, USA. The ISWFPC is considered the most important event [...]

3D structure of a xylanase
2020-12-16

NEW PAPER OUT!! In search of a "superxylanase" Our partner IATA-CSIC has recently published an article in Biotechnology for Biofuels, dealing with the search for new xylanases with extremophilic properties using bioinformatic tools. In this note, they explain the main objectives and results of the paper, which entail [...]

Directed evolution cycle
2020-12-14

NEW POST!! Enzyme directed evolution for the design of industrial biocatalysts Directed molecular evolution is a state-or-the-art biotech tool used to confer enzymes new features, such as new or improved catalytic activities and/or increased stability under non-natural conditions. In WoodZymes, our partner CIB-CSIC is applying this powerful technique [...]

CTP-logo
2020-11-26

Partner CTP launched brand new website... featuring WoodZymes Consortium member Centre Technique du Papier (CTP) has recently launched its new website (https://www.webctp.com/en). A nice post about WoodZymes is included in the Collaborative Projects section. Download the pdf from the file list below!

forest
2020-10-26

Biotechnology in the pulp and paper industry Biotechnology has great potential for the transformation of biomass, such as wood, in paper pulps. Want to know how? Don't miss this article prepared by our partners from InTechFibres Team (CTP & FCBA) summarizing the main biotechnological applications developed and/or under [...]

WoodZymes at Bioeconomy Congress 2020
2020-09-23

WoodZymes presented at 3rd International Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg, held Online 21&22 September 2020 Project Coordinator Susana Camarero, from CIB-CSIC, gave a presentation entitled "Extremozymes for wood-based building blocks: from pulp mill to board and insulation products – WoodZymes European Project" included in Session 3.2 Technologies for Biorefineries of the 3rd I [...]

Tecnicelpa July 2020
2020-07-10

Woodzymes on newsletter by the Portuguese Association for the Technicians of Pulp and Paper Industries, info@tecnicelpa TECNICELPA is a Portuguese non profitable professional Association for the Technicians of Pulp and Paper Industries. This association was formed in 1980 and now account with 400 individual members (technicians) and 100 collective members (companies), being The Navigator [...]

WoodZymes 24M viritual meeting May 2020
2020-05-28

WoodZymes 24-month project meeting goes virtual! The mandatory confinement caused by COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from travelling to Turku for our 4th technical meeting, but it didn't prevent us to seeing each other virtually! 2-days of online meeting with around 25 participants enabled fruitful discussions about [...]

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