Dr. Maria Pinilla de Dios defended her thesis on 23rd January 2017 at the University of Valladolid. The thesis projects was supervised by Dr Juan Garcia Serna from University of Valladolid and Dr. José Román Galdámez Peña from Technological Center of Repsol, while the International supervisor was Prof. Tapio Salmi from the Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering […]
Hemicellulose is a natural polymer, made up of several sugars. It can be used to replace oil in many applications, like: production of biofuels; production of films for packaging; production of gels for drug delivery; production of xylitol, compound of great interest in the medical field; production of furfural, which is used in the production […]
Efficient biomass fractionation is actually one of the major challenges posed to the biorefinery, because the complex structure of the plant cell wall and the high crystallinity of cellulose make the feedstock recalcitrant to separation into its components. Isolation/pretreatment methods that result in consistent types of lignin of high quality and purity are highly desirable. […]
Optimal conditions for hemicellulose extraction from wooden biomass in a semi-continuous system have been assessed in this work. This study would constitute the first stage for a profitable and green industrial process. Eucalyptus globulus was selected as raw material due to its low water consumption, high growth and its efficiency in lignocellulose production. Download for […]
El desarrollo del proyecto WINESENSE permitirá la producción de compuestos polifenólicos de alto interés cosmético y para otras aplicaciones alimentarias a partir de residuos de producción de vino. La noticia ha sido publicada en el Norte de Castilla del día 9 de noviembre de 2015.
Modeling of biomass fractionation in a lab-scale biorefinery: Solubilization of hemicellulose and cellulose from holm oak wood using subcritical water. Download for free until 8 December 2015: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1RutK3QUFYuE8n
In the past years, the challenge is a society based on the concept of bioeconomy. This term refers to the sustainable production and conversion of biomass into a range of food, health, fibre, industrial products and energy developed in futures biorefineries. The hydrothermal process has been proposed to develop sustainable and efficient conversion of natural […]
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 […]