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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[Thesis]: Study of the improvement of cellulose processing in ionic liquid by using carbon dioxide by Joana M.C. Lopes

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 […]

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Meet Eduardo Pérez – postdoctoral researcher on CO2 chemical recycling project

Eduardo Pérez has joined to the High Pressure Processes Group (HPPG) at the University of Valladolid as a postdoctoral researcher. He comes from Addis Ababa University where he enjoyed a position of Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry Department. During the next months he will work in the project “Reciclado Químico de CO2 mediante conversion hidrotermal […]

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