Wood hydrocolloids

WoodHype

Start day

01.01.2018

End day

31.12.2019

Goals

The aim of the project is to isolate birch and spruce hemicelluloses for emulsions and hydrocolloids. Obtained hemicelluloses will be used in food emulsions, creams and other high value applications. Recent research have shown that hemicellulose acts as an emulgator forming very stable emulsions with high antioxidant capacity.

Outputs

During the project hemicelluloses will be isolated from wood and the fractionation processes will be developed further. Hemicelluloses are used in emulsions and hydrocolloids and life cycle assessment of whole process and products will be carried out.