NEW RESEARCH ARTICLE. PRETREATMENT EFFECT ON THE THERMAL DEGRADATION OF A FEEDSTOCK WITH LOW HEMICELLULOSE CONTENT: BRAZILIAN GINSENG

Pyrolysis is a well-known process for biomass upgrading, and a great deal of works are available about it. However, they focus on conventional lignocellulosic samples, and the information about any other less common samples, while still valuable, is very difficult to find. For instance, Brazilian ginseng (Pfaffia glomerata) is a feedstock without hemicellulose and a […]

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NEW REVIEW: Understanding biomass fractionation in subcritical&supercritical water

Biomass fractionation into its individual building blocks poses a major challenge to the biorefinery concept. The recalcitrance of the lignocellulose matrix and the high crystallinity of cellulose make typical feed stocks difficult to separate into their components. Hydrothermal processing fractionates biomass by its hydrolysis. However, a deep knowledge of hydrolysis principles is required since an […]

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NEW RESEARCH ARTICLE: Microwave pretreatment to improve extraction efficiency and polyphenol extract richness. Effect on antioxidant bioactivity

Microwave assisted extraction advantages are widely recognised. However, its implementation at an industrial scale is restricted due to microwave limitations. In this work, a microwave pretreatment is proposed as an easy scale-up alternative. The double effect of this pretreatment on extraction yield and on product richness is assessed. Microwaves accelerate the extraction kinetics of most […]

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WCCE NEWS: AWARD TO THE BEST ORAL COMMUNICATION FOR OUR GROUP

Gianluca Gallina has been awarded during the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering held in Barcelona (Spain) for his lecture titled: New pilot plant for hemicellulose extraction with hot pressurized water in the International Symposium of Ligno-Cellulosic Materials. Additionally, this system was patented and detailed information about the work can be found in this paper: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.155 […]

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PhD studentship – Novel electrochemical methods for the production of cleaning agents to use in air purification (U. Lancaster)

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in collaboration with industry. Start date: July 2017 The project will investigate novel electrochemical methods for production of gaseous cleaning agents for air purification, and is in collaboration with Smart Separations, a vibrant and exciting start-up company that aims to be one of the leaders in microfiltration and […]

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PhD studentship – Novel electrochemical methods for the production of cleaning agents to use in air purification (U. Lncaster)

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in collaboration with industry. Start date: July 2017 The project will investigate novel electrochemical methods for production of gaseous cleaning agents for air purification, and is in collaboration with Smart Separations, a vibrant and exciting start-up company that aims to be one of the leaders in microfiltration and […]

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