So … you need some Cellulose NanoCrystals, eh? At FPL, it's in the bag ...


Supervisory Research Chemist Dr. Alan W. Rudie (left) and Chemical Engineer Richard S. Reiner stand behind their science, and a hefty batch of Cellulose NanoCrystals (CNC) produced in the lab’s state-of-the-art pilot plant. Some of this haul will be on its way to Purdue University for research there.

Another batch recently went to the University of Maine, which will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week to hail the launch of its own pilot plant. UMaine and FPL have partnered in this venture. The university received a $1.5 million grant from the Forest Service to upgrade this new facility.

Rudie, Michael T. Rains, Acting Director of FPL, and FPL Assistant Director Theodore H. Wegner will be among those speaking at the event in Orono, Maine.