A green way to obtain renewable biofuels starting from woody biomass is studied, according with the biorefinery concept. Eucalyptus globulus wood is used as raw material. Eucalyptus is a tree of considerable importance, due to its wide expansion and its spread use in industrial applications. High biomass yield and low water consume make it very […]
Biomass is a renewable substance formed by three solid components (hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin) in which water and oil can be also present. Kinetics use an auto-catalytic model because it has been used successfully by other authors to reproduce the characteristic degradation in cellulosic materials.
The High Pressure Process Group of the University of Valladolid has recently proved that hydrothermal flames can be sustained by supercritical water oxidation of disaccharides, thus opening the possibility of processing different waste effluent containing sugars or biopolymers using this technology. Using the Cooled Wall Reactor with a hydrothermal flame inside, developed by the High […]
Nowadays, due to the depletion of fossil raw materials in the world, the chemical industry is focusing on renewable resources as feedstocks to develop high added value products. In this way, carbohydrates from biomass are seen as a suitable feedstock for many useful chemicals. Lactic acid is a chemical compound with a wide range of […]
In transfer of knowledge in process and products development on Extraction and formulation intensification processes for natural actives of wine. The position is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Industrial and Academia Partnership and Pathway (IAPP) PIAP-GA-2013-612208, project WineSense. Deadline: April 7th, 2014 – EURAXESS: http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/jobDetails/33909687 – OPEUVA: http://funge.uva.es/area-innovacion/winesense/ – HPP: […]
Process intensification is proposed using microwave and ultrasound energy in order to improve organic material liberation from natural cells (wastewater sludge, microalgae and grape marc). Enhanced process kinetics are achieved after a short pre-treatment stage up to the boiling temperature, followed by the conventional procedure. The novel technologies are compared to conventional thermal treatment in […]
The world renowed congress RRB10 – Renewables, resources and biorefineries will be held in Valladolid in 4-6 June 2014. Please join us to envision a biomass future. >>> Abstract submission until 15th January 2014