CLSF (Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation) is a DOE Energy Frontiers Research Center focused on developing a detailed understanding of lignocellulose, the main structural material in plants, from cellulose synthesis and fibril formation to a mature plant cell wall, forming a foundation for significant advancement in sustainable energy and materials.
- Ten Hundred and One Word Challenge Winner: Powering your car with sun light
The Ten Hundred and One Word Challenge invited the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to represent their science in images and words, but any descriptions or words could only use the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language, with the addition of one word important to each of the EFRCs and the mission of DOE: energy. Thirty-one teams took up the challenge, and submitted a diverse array of highly creative and visually captivating entries that told the story of the innovative, ground-breaking science performed in the EFRCs. The Office of Science chose the CLSF's submission "Powering your car with sun light" as the overall winner.
View CLSF Winning Entry - small version | large version (July 18, 2013)
- Cellulose Symposium May 16-18, 2013
The symposium "Cellulose synthesis, structure, matrix interactions and technology" was held at the Unviersity Park campus of Pennsylvania State University from May 16-18 2013. In addition to 26 lectures from leaders in the fields of the structure of cellulose in primary and secondary cell walls, the mechanism of its synthesis and its interactions with matrix polymers, and new uses of cellulose for energy and material applications, we had workshops and posters. This symposium was sponsored by the Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation. www.plantbiosymposium.psu.edu