John Kadla

University of British ColumbiaCanada

Professor John F. Kadla is the Canada research Chair in Advanced Biomaterials at the University of British Columbia, and the Scientific Director of a NSERC Strategic Research Network in “Biomaterials and Chemicals”. He is an expert in lignocellulose chemistry and materials science. He has published over 200 scientific papers, numerous book chapters and presented more than 50 invited lectures. He obtained his B.Sc. In Biochemistry/Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, and his Ph.D. from North Carolina state University (1997).

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Cellulose is only one of the components of biomass, although being the most abundant. To make useful chemicals or materials from cellulose requires as the first step the separation of cellulose from biomass. Various issues of cellulose extraction and its conversion are discussed in the chapters of this book on cellulose, the third and last one of a series of books on cellulose. This conversion of cellulose is an integral part of the biorefinery concept, an effort to derive optimum value from all biomass components, and as such compulsory reading for students and researchers in this area.

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