LightEnergy: new press releases

LightEnergy project has recently appered in two local media. Luis Miguel Sanz, LightEnergy cofounder, has been interviewed by El Correo de Burgos for the special section about innovation and science. (https://goo.gl/C5xXop) Norte de Castilla published, last January the 3rd, a coverage about the process of creating the project and the new perspectives for the future.  

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Forbes includes Miriam Rueda from HPPG into its second annual “30 Under 30 Europe” list

Miriam Rueda cofounder of LightEnergy and postdoc researcher at High Pressure Processes Group  was included into Forbes’ second annual “30 Under 30 Europe” list at Industry category. That list features 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders across Europe who are under 30 years of age and who are transforming business, technology, finance, media, culture and […]

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Meet María Anderez – PhD student on CO2 reduction project

She comes from Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, LIKAT (Rostock, Germany), where she focused on the homogeneous catalytic dehydrogenation of hydrogen carriers. During her thesis, she will study the CO2 reduction using lignocellulosic derivatives as reductans. CO2 reduction in hydrothermal environment using biomass as reductant In the last decades, CO2 has attracted more attention for its […]

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Nuevas convocatorias y programas de postgrado

En las ultimas semanas se han publicado numerosas actuaciones y convocatorias para la contratación de nuevos investigadores o técnicos y para la realización de estancias de postgrado. Nacionales La Agencia Estatal de Investigación ha publicado cinco actuaciones del Programa Estatal de Promoción del Talento y su Empleabilidad en I+D+i, en el marco del Plan Estatal […]

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4th Working day of the DP in Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Last 1st of December, took place the 4th Working day of the Doctoral Program in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Some of the works presented were: Microwave pretreatment of plant material for the extraction of active compounds, by Ana Alvarez (WineSense (FP7-MC-IAAP), Junta de Castilla y León regional government project VA330U13 and Spanish Ministry of Education for […]

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New method to connect Aspen Plus with Ansys Fluent CFD simulations

Traditional CFD simulations have been limited by the calculation of thermodynamic properties for uncommon compounds or non-ideal operating conditions. A method of integration of Aspen Plus®, a commercial process engineering simulator, and Ansys Fluent®, a CFD simulator, has been developed. The method of integration is based in the intercommunication of both programs using Matlab® and […]

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[Thesis]: Innovative product development from the valorization of Clinacanthus Nutans Lindau medicinal plant

Dr. Ana Najwa Mustapa defended her thesis on 2nd December 2016 at the University of Valladolid. The thesis projects was supervised by Dr Maria Jose Cocero and Dr Angel Martin while the International supervisor was Prof Irina Smirnova from University Hamburg of Technology (TUHH). The increased public awareness to have safer and healthier therapies has […]

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Kinetics analysis of solubilized biomass from a hydrolysis process by supercritical and subcritical water

A suitable technique to upgrade biomass is an essential point in order to make it possible to develop a sustainable economy based on biomass sources. One likely and green option to extract chemicals from biomass is hydrothermal processing. A process that only requires water, high temperature and pressure to fractionate biomass. In the same way, […]

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[Thesis]: Bioproducts Processing By SFEE: Application For Liquid And Solid Quercetin Formulations

Dr. Gyorgy Levai  defended past Monday 28 th November his PhD thesis at the University of Valladolid. The thesis was directed by Dr. Ángel Martín and Dr. Soraya Rodriguez Rojo from the High Pressure Processes Group and it has the mention of International PhD because of his secondment in the Department of Experimental Thermodynamics in Ruhr-University of Bochum, under the […]

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