[New paper] One-pot catalytic hydrolysis/hydrogenation of cellobiose into hexitols over Ru/Al-MCM-48

One-pot catalytic hydrolysis/hydrogenation of cellobiose into hexitols over Ru/Al-MCM-48 A. Romero,  J.A. Díaz,  A. Nieto-Márquez,  N. Essayem, E. Alonso, C. Pinel Microporous and Mesoporous Materials  Volume 271, 15 November 2018, Pages 186–195 Access to full-text (free available before July 25, 2018): https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1XArD4xQ95owkV Abstract The simultaneous catalytic hydrolysis and hydrogenation of cellobiose, as a model constituent […]

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

[:en]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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[Thesis]: Innovative Strategies to Enhance Properties of Solid Hydrogen Storage Materials Based on Hydrides

Dr. Miriam Rueda defended her thesis on Friday 18th November 2016 at the University of Valladolid (international PhD by University of Pavia). Nowadays, the development of renewable energy resources is attracting much more attention in order to reduce economic and environmental problems associated to the use of fossil fuels. However, their production is variable during time […]

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[Course]: Dynamics of Chemical Reaction Systems

For November 7th to November 10th, Prof. Antonio Alvarez Alonso, from (Bio)Process Engineering Group at IMM-CSIC (Vigo, Spain), will teach the course “Dynamics of Chemical Reaction Systems“. The course will be held at classroom 3 at the department of Systems Engineer (Alfonso VIII). First session will start at 16:00, schedule will be fix subsequently. The objective of this course […]

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[Paper]: Adsorption of nickelocene and ruthenocene on mesoporous silica MCM-48 and activated carbon supports in supercritical carbon dioxide

New Research paper: Adsorption of nickelocene and ruthenocene on mesoporous silica MCM-48 and activated carbon supports in supercritical carbon dioxide Álvaro Sastre, Ángel Martín, Esther Alonso  /  J. Supercritical Fluids 117 (2016) 138-146 Available online until 24 September 2016 http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1TUxC3BwpenVpg

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[Paper] The use of modelling to understand the mechanism of hydrogen peroxide direct synthesis from batch, semibatch and continuous reactor points of view

Hydrogen peroxide direct synthesis was experimentally studied in three different reactors, namely the batch, semibatch and trickle bed reactors (TBR), using a new promising catalyst based on Pd/K2621. Excellent results were obtained from the experimental point of view, achieving high H2O2 selectivities, around 90% for a short contact time in the batch reactor, 60% in […]

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