Yreka Nanocellulose Project

Nanocellulose Pilot PlantIn 2014 the USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin, began working on a project to design a commercial-scale cellulose nanomaterials production facility, set in Yreka, California.  The project developed out of meetings between the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors and the USDA Forest Service.

Nanocellulose is a microscopic wood product, and part of the emerging field of nanotechnology.  Scientists have found that nanocellulose materials have unique properties.  The particles are strong, lightweight, colorless, and biodegradable.  These properties could be useful in a variety of applications. 

Here are links with more information on nanocellulose and the Yreka Project: