[:en] El pasado viernes 3 de Noviembre se presentaron los 23 proyectos de estudiantes de la Universidad de Valladolid que han sido galardonados en la octava edición de los “Premios Prometeo”. Estos premios tienen por objetivo apoyar e incentivar el desarrollo de prototipos orientados hacia el mercado. Entre los ganadores de esta edición se encuentran […]
Agro-industrial biomass are considered promising resources for the production of organic carbon-based chemicals and materials. This is the case of sugar beet pulp (SBP), which is the major by-product in beet sugar industry.
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 […]
In this research, the heat and pressure integration possibilities of the supercritical water hydrolysis process are analyzed. The main objective is to improve the global energetic efficiency and therefore reduce the consumption of utilities.
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
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
Danilo Cantero, one of our PhD students, has been awarded the European Federation of Chemical Engineering Excellence Award in Process Intensification 2015 for his PhD thesis titled Intensification of cellulose hydrolysis process by supercritical water. Obtaining of added value products.
Biomass is mainly composed by cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. These components can be separated and then used as starting materials to produce interesting compounds via thermo-chemical processes such as hydrolysis. In the recent years there is an increasing interest in using supercritical water (SCW) as hydrolysis medium due to its suitability as environmentally friendly, non-toxic […]
Nowadays, hexitols from the hydrogenation of biomass have achieved a good piece of attention because they are versatile compounds with a wide range of uses. In essence, the conversion of biomass into sugar alcohols with supported metal catalysts is a two-step reaction.