Tajvidi interviewed by WVII for report on nanocellulose research

WVII (Channel 7) interviewed University of Maine assistant professor of renewable nanomaterials Mehdi Tajvidi for a report on nanocellulose. Nanocellulose is the tiny particles that make up the structure of wood. Tajvidi and his team of researchers are working on creating a particle board-like material, as well as a replacement for chemical-based glues, from nanocellulose. The UMaine researchers have received a $250,000 grant to find new uses for nanocellulose, and Tajvidi hopes the efforts can revitalize the pulp industry in Maine. “We have the infrastructure, we have the fiber source, 90 percent of this state is trees,” Tajvidi said.