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BioValWas: Valorization of lignocellulosic wastes in biofuels and bioproducts


Short description / Objective

Study of all of the physic-chemical processes for the valorization of lignocellulosic waste in bioproducts including hydrolysis, digestion processes and detoxification of lignocellulosic materials for fermentation purposes. Study of the processes at laboratory and pilot scales, modeling and optimization. Development of lignocellulosic waste characterization and pulp and paper properties.

Key words: Green Engineering, Biorefinery, Biomass, Renewable Energy, Waste Management, Pulp and Paper Industry, Hydrolysis, Lignocellulosic waste characterization


  • Carlos Arce
  • Alberto Coz Fernández
  • Tamara Llano Astuy
  • Ana Isabel Portilla González
  • Cristina Rueda Ruiz
  • Gema Ruiz Gutiérrez

Mobility and Internationalization

Cristina Rueda. Research stay, Feb-May, 2013. Advisors: Prof. Jean Paris / Prof. Mariya Marinova. Department of Chemical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

Alberto Coz and Cristina Rueda. Members of the PAPTAC Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada. February, 2013-Present.

Ana Andres. Member of the Scientific Committee of the WasteEng 2012: 4th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation. Porto, Portugal, September 10 – 13, 2012.