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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NEW REVIEW: Understanding biomass fractionation in subcritical&supercritical water

[:en]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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NEW RESEARCH ARTICLE: Microwave pretreatment to improve extraction efficiency and polyphenol extract richness. Effect on antioxidant bioactivity

Microwave assisted extraction advantages are widely recognised. However, its implementation at an industrial scale is restricted due to microwave limitations. In this work, a microwave pretreatment is proposed as an easy scale-up alternative. The double effect of this pretreatment on extraction yield and on product richness is assessed. Microwaves accelerate the extraction kinetics of most […]

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WCCE NEWS: AWARD TO THE BEST ORAL COMMUNICATION FOR OUR GROUP

[:en]Gianluca Gallina has been awarded during the 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering held in Barcelona (Spain) for his lecture titled: New pilot plant for hemicellulose extraction with hot pressurized water in the International Symposium of Ligno-Cellulosic Materials. Additionally, this system was patented and detailed information about the work can be found in this paper: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.155 […]

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Somos Talento RTVE – Miriam Rueda – Light Energy

El programa “Somos talento” en RTVE reconoce el valor de la juventud en la creatividad e innovación. Miriam Rueda ha presentado el proyecto Light Energy que le llevó a la lista Forbes 30 Under 30. Se combinan el talento y las nuevas tecnologías en el uso del hidrógeno como vector energético. Se puede ver en:  […]

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Fundación del Centro de Supercomputación de Castilla y León colabora con el Grupo de Procesos a Presión

Dentro del marco del proyecto europeo SHYMAN el Grupo de Procesos a Presión ha colaborado con la Fundación del Centro de Supercomputación de Castilla y León situado en el CRAI-TIC (Centro TIC de Recursos para el Aprendizaje y la Investigación) del Campus de la Universidad de León. Para más detalles de la colaboración se puede […]

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PhD studentship – Novel electrochemical methods for the production of cleaning agents to use in air purification (U. Lancaster)

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in collaboration with industry. Start date: July 2017 The project will investigate novel electrochemical methods for production of gaseous cleaning agents for air purification, and is in collaboration with Smart Separations, a vibrant and exciting start-up company that aims to be one of the leaders in microfiltration and […]

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PhD studentship – Novel electrochemical methods for the production of cleaning agents to use in air purification (U. Lncaster)

A fully funded PhD studentship is available in collaboration with industry. Start date: July 2017 The project will investigate novel electrochemical methods for production of gaseous cleaning agents for air purification, and is in collaboration with Smart Separations, a vibrant and exciting start-up company that aims to be one of the leaders in microfiltration and […]

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