Biomass materials are rich in sources and are precious resources bestowed by nature to human beings. Among them, woody biomass represented by wood, bamboo, and crop straw is one of the most abundant biomass materials in nature and is widely distributed all over the world. As a class of ancient materials, woody biomass such as wood has always played an important role in the history of human development. However, it was not until the emergence of more advanced characterization and experimental techniques in modern times that people began to understand the more microscopic structure and chemical components of woody biomass. With the deepening of understanding, it is found that woody biomass has a unique hierarchically porous structure, and its main components are cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. Such unique hierarchically porous structure and components with rich functional groups provide a large multi-scale engineering space, and the regulation of its structure and components can improve the performance of woody biomass materials and even endow them with new functions. Sustainable and recyclable utilizing of biomass resources is regarded one promising way toward achieving the sustainable development and carbon neutrality goals of our society.

       Wuhan University Biomass Engineering and Sustainable Utilization Laboratory (X-BIOMASS LAB) was established in 2021......



Research Team

Our recent work on all-natural anti-freezing hydrogel was published in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Siheng Wang and Le Yu!

Our recent work on cellulose-mineral foam was published in ACS Nano. Congratulations to Lu Chen and Siheng Wang!

A book titled “Emerging Nanotechnologies in Nanocellulose” co-edited by Dr. Liangbing Hu, Dr. Feng Jiang and Dr. Chaoji Chen was published by Springer Nature recently. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr. Chen and Dr. Yu for receiving multiple funding awards.

Chen received the 2021 MIT Technology Review TR35 Asia Pacific Award.