NORCEL

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The NORwegian nanoCELlulose Technology Platform

Development in materials science demands an ever-increasing control of material structure, chemistry and interactions. The main goal of this project is to develop and utilize the material nanocellulose for the industrial, biomedical and pharmaceutical fields. Nanocellulose implies nanocrystalline cellulose and nanofibrillated (or microfibrillated) cellulose, and is a high value product obtained from lignocellulosic biomass (wood, forestry- and agricultural wastes).

The vision of the NORCEL project is to develop an internationally leading research platform for production, modification and control of morphology, chemistry and three-dimensional structures of nanocellulose at a fundamental level. Further, the project will explore this generic knowledge in the following three application areas; 1) Use of nanocellulose in paper and packaging, 2) Applications of nanocellulose within petroleum industry and 3) Use of nanocellulose as scaffold in bone tissue engineering. Interactions between nanocellulose and other material components and the possibility of obtaining applications using this biobased nanomaterial in novel material concepts (addressing the green economy of the future) are important aspects in this project.

The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway, and is a nationally coordinated project with participation from research institutes, universities and industry.

Project period: 2013-2018

 

Project manager: Kristin Syverud

 

Project partners:

PFI
NTNU Biorefinery and fibre technology
NTNU Ugelstadlaboratory
UoS Department of Petroleum Engineering
UoB Department of Clinical Dentistry
Østfoldforskning
CNR-ISTEC
Norut
The research council of Norway
Innventia
NorFab-node Nanolab
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Meetings:

5. November, 2015: Project meeting, PFI, Trondheim

20. May, 2015: Project meeting, PFI, Trondheim

27. October, 2014: Project meeting, PFI, Trondheim

13 June, 2014: Project meeting, teleconference.

27 Nov, 2013: Kick-off meeting, PFI, Trondheim


Peer reviewed articles

Sandstone injectivity and salt stability of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) Dispersions – Premises for use of CNC in enhanced oil recovery. Industrial Crops and Products, 2016

Substitution of nanoclay in high gas barrier films of cellulose nanofibrils with cellulose nanocrystals and thermal treatment. Cellulose DOI 10.1007/s10570-015-0547-9.

Controlling the Elastic Modulus of Cellulose Nanofibril Hydrogels – scaffolds with potential in tissue engineering. Cellulose.

Cellulose nanofibrils: Challenges and possibilities as a paper additive or coating material – A review. Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal


Conferences

13th National Stem Cell Networking Conference, Oslo, Norway, September 14-15, 2016. Oral presentation: Ahmad Rashad, Ellinor Bævre Heggset, Kristin Syverud, Kamal Mustafa: Evaluation of In vitro cytotoxicity of 3D Nanocellulose for Tissue Engineering Applications.

The 2nd Annual Meeting Bergen Stem Cell Consortium, Bergen, Norway, September 5-6, 2016. Poster presentation: Ahmad Rashad, Ellinor Bævre Heggset, Kristin Syverud, Kamal Mustafa: Effect of Surface Properties of Cellulose Nanofibril Scaffolds on Cell Response.

The 4th Nordic Young Scientist Conference in Odontology (NYSCO), Tuusula, Finland, August 23-26, 2016. Poster presentation: Ahmad Rashad, Ellinor Bævre Heggset, Kristin Syverud, Kamal Mustafa: Cellulose Nano Fibrils Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications NB! Award for best abstract in the conference.

Congresso Biomateriali SIB, Ischia, Italy, July 13-15, 2016. Oral presentation: Campodoni E., Ramìrez-Rodriguez GB., Elsabahy ARSM., Heggset EB., Mustafa K., Syverud K., Tampieri A., Sandri M.: Gelatin/Nanocellulose Polymeric Blends to Develop 3D Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration NB! Award for best oral presentation.
National Young Researchers’ Forum on Material Science and Technology, Ischia, Italy,

July 11-13. 2016. Poster presentation: Campodoni E., Ramìrez-Rodriguez GB., Elsabahy ARSM., Heggset EB., Mustafa K., Syverud K., Tampieri A., Sandri M.; Gelatin/Nanocellulose Polymeric Blends to Develop 3D Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration.

94th General Session and Exhibition of the AIDR, Seoul, Republic of Korea, June 22-25. 2016. Oral presentation: Ahmad Rashad, Ellinor Bævre Heggset, Kristin Syverud, Kamal Mustafa: A Novel Composite Scaffold for Bone Tissue Engineering.

Nordisk treforedlingssymposium, Trondheim, Norway, 10.-11. May 2016. Økt oljeutvinning ved hjelp av nanocellulose. Oral presentation: Ellinor Heggset.

2016 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, Grenoble, France, 13.-16. June 2016. Oral presentation: Ellinor Heggset, Olav Aarstad, Ina S. Pedersen, Berit L. Strand and Kristin Syverud: Nanocellulose enhances the gelling properties of alginate.

2016 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, Grenoble, France, 13.-16. June 2016. Oral presentation: Kristin Syverud, Ahmad Rashad, Kamal Mustafa: The potential of cellulose nanofibrils produced by TEMPO mediated oxidation and carboxymethylation in tissue engineering

2016 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, Grenoble, France, 13.-16. June 2016. Oral presentation: Chunlin Xu, Jun Liu, Xiaoju Wang, Fang Cheng, Gary Chinga-Carrasco, Kristin Syverud, Stefan Willför: Nanocellulose-based scaffolds with tunable structures to support 3D cell culture

2016 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, Grenoble, France, 13.-16. June 2016. Poster presentation: Silje Molnes, Kristofer Paso, Skule Strand and Kristin Syverud: Evaluation of Cellulose Nanocrystals as a New Additive for Enhanced Oil Recovery

2016 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, Grenoble, France, 13.-16. June 2016. Poster presentation: Vegar Ottesen, Kristin Syverud, Øyvind W. Gregersen: Effects of Cellulose Nanofibril Premixing Strategies for Paper Making

Nordisk treforedlingssymposium, Trondheim, Norway, 10.-11. May 2016. Bør nanocellulose bindes til en bestemt komponent i en furnish? Oral presentation: Vegar Ottesen.

Nordisk treforedlingssymposium, Trondheim, Norway, 10.-11. May 2016. Nanocellulose – et materiale med uante muligheter. Oral presentation: Kristin Syverud.

251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, March 13.-17., 2016, San Diego. Potential of cellulose nanofibrils in tissue engineering. Oral presentation: Kristin Syverud (invited speaker), Ahmad Rashad, Kamal Mustafa

FRIPRO-samling for unge forskertalenter 5. april, 2016, Forskningsrådet, Oslo. Kristin Syverud: Cellulose: Fra papirstruktur og trykkvalitet til beinstruktur og 3D-trykk.

4th EPNOE international polysaccharide conference, 19-22 October 2015, Warsaw, Poland. Composite hydrogels with cellulose nanofibrils.

Cellulose Materials Doctoral Students Summer Conference 2015, August 26-28., Autrans, France. Nanocellulose in Paper and Packaging -Interaction Effects. Vegar Ottesen, Øyvind Gregersen, Kristin Syverud

COST Action FP1105: WoodCellNet sixth workshop, May 26 -27, San Sebastian, Spain. Composite hydrogels with cellulose nanofibrils. Poster: Ellinor B. Heggset, Olav Aarstad, Ina S. Pedersen, Berit L. Strand and Kristin Syverud

Næringslivsdagen 2015: Rik på nysgjerrighet, April 21., 2015, Oslo, Norway. Ikke bare et tre: Nanocellulose innerst i kroppen og på havets bunn. Oral presentation:  Kristin Syverud

249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, March 22.-26, 2015, Denver, CO. Sandstone Core-Flooding using Low-Saline Water and Crystalline Nanocellulose. Poster presentation. Silje N. Molnes, Ivan P. Torrijos, Skule Strand and Kristin Syverud.

249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, March 22.-26, 2015, Denver, CO. Controlling the elastic modulus of cellulose nanofibril hydrogels – scaffolds with potential in tissue engineering. Oral presentation. Kristin Syverud, Gary Chinga-Carrasco, Sigurd Pettersen, Kurt Draget.

COST Action FP1205. March 10-11, 2015, Iasi, Romania. Ten years of nanocellulose research at PFI. Oral presentation: Kristin Syverud.

COST Action FP1205. March 10-11, 2015, Iasi, Romania. Composite hydrogels with cellulose nanofibrils. Poster presentation: Ellinor B. Heggset et al.

Treforedlingsforum 2014. Norsk treforedling – nye trender, 18.-19. November 2014, Oslo, Norway. Presentasjon av prosjektet NORCEL (The Norwegian Nanocellulsoe Technology Platform). Oral presentation: Kristin Syverud.

The 6th Workshop on Cellulose, Regenerated Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives, 11.-12. November 2014, Karlstad, Sweden. Controlling the elastic modulus of cellulose nanofibril hydrogels by crosslinking – a premise for their use in medical applications. Oral presentation: Kristin Syverud.

5th Recent advances in cellulose nanotechnology research seminar, 28.-29. October 2014, Trondheim, Norway. Composite hydrogels with cellulose nanofibrils. Oral presentation: Ellinor Heggset and Kristin Syverud.

5th Recent advances in cellulose nanotechnology research seminar, 28.-29. October 2014, Trondheim, Norway. Highlights from ten years of nanocellulose research at PFI. Oral presentation Kristin Syverud.

5th Recent advances in cellulose nanotechnology research seminar, 28.-29. October 2014, Trondheim, Norway. Interaction between nanocellulose and furnish components for paper strength and ductility. Oral presentation Øyvind W. Gregersen.

Nanocellulose Properties of Interest for Paper and Packaging

Nanocellulose in Paper and Packaging

Nanocellulose - a promising green flooding additive

Controlling mechanical and viscoelastic properties of hydrogels by crosslinking cellulose nanofibrils

Controlling the elastic modulus of nano-engineered hydrogels by crosslinking cellulose nanofibrils.

Different pretreatment pathways for dissolution of lignocellulosic biomass.

Social Life Cycle Assessment: case studies from the textile to the nanotechnology sector

Presentations

Midway evaluation, Department of Clinical Dentistry, University of Bergen, 11th March, 2016. Ahmad Rashad: Nanocellulose based scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.

 

Participation at EU-meetings
COST action: FP1205 Innovative applications of regenerated wood cellulose fibres (Kristin Syverud and Ellinor Heggset are MC members from Norway)

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