A Christmas Tree is not Just for Christmas

 

Prof Matthew Davidson, Head of Department of Chemistry, Director Centre for Sustainable Technologies, University of Bath

27th November 2015

 

The festive season wouldn’t be the same without a Christmas Tree but we should remember that once it has served its decorative purpose, wood and other biological resources are a rich  source of renewable products from fine chemicals to plastics and fuels. 

In this lecture, Professor Matthew Davidson from University of Bath's Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies discusses the science and engineering behind how such valuable resources, in particular the terpenes that trees produce, offer the potential to develop a wide range of valuable renewable products.