El proyecto CATHYCEL, catalizadores para hidrogenación de celulosa y productos lignocelulósicos ha sido presentado por nuestro investigador Alberto Romero y ha ganado la Greenweekend Valladolid 2017. El vídeo explica este concepto de biorrefinería. https://youtu.be/lePesznZO4M
Dr. Cristina Jiménez de la Parra defended past Thursday 24 th November her PhD thesis at the University of Valladolid. The thesis was directed by Mª Dolores Bermejo Roda and Mª José Cocero Alonso from the High Pressure Processes Group and it has the mention of International PhD because of her secondment in the QUILL Research Center in […]
Regarding the shortage of fossil resources and energy sustainability, a great piece of attention has been paid to look for novel alternatives in order to obtain fuels, chemicals and energy. Due to its high oxygen-to-carbon ratio, cellulosic biomass appears as a promising feedstock for its valorization into chemicals and building blocks. In recent years, direct […]
Dr. Joana M. C. Lopes defended her thesis on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at the University of Valladolid. The capacity of the ionic liquids (ILs) of dissolving high concentrations of cellulose and/or lignin at relatively low temperatures makes them promising solvents for the processing of lignocellulosic biomass waste. Many applications have been proposed over the years: pre-treatment for fermentation […]
The fractionation of grape seeds as a model biomass was studied using a combination of two processes: solvothermal extraction using ethanol and hydrothermal fractionation-autohydrolysis process in a semicontinuous reactor using subcritial water. Around 70% of the polyphenols were extracted in the first step and close to 80% of the sugars in the second step.
Danilo Cantero, one of our former PhD students and current collaborator, has been recognized as one of MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Argentina and Uruguay 2016, thanks to his innovations and developments on a high efficiency supercritical water reactor for cellulose hydrolisis. http://innovatorsunder35.com/innovators-under-35-argentina-uruguay http://innovatorsunder35.com/innovator/danilo-cantero
Nowadays, the increasing energy demand, depletion of fossil fuels and global warming issues have motivated our society to look for alternative sources in order to produce energy, fuels and chemicals. In this sense, biomass is one of the most promising alternative carbon source which is renewable and potentially sustainable and thus a high research effort […]
Melting point depression effect with CO2 in high melting temperature cellulose dissolving ionic liquids. Modeling with group contribution equation of state. [doi:10.1016/j.supflu.2015.07.021]