Adriaan Van Heiningen

van Heiningen Biography

My Research

I work on generating new knowledge needed for selective and controlled extraction of hemicellulose from forest biomass and understanding the effect of extraction on the properties of the extracted wood and downstream processing into pulp, fuels, chemicals, and other biomaterials.

In Other Words

I work to discover how one can extract (from wood) sugars that may be used to make ethanol or other bioproducts while one still produces pulp (for paper) of the same quality as before the sugar extraction process.