Biorefinery Processes

Specific mission

Valorisation of lignocellulosic or animal biomass for the production of fuels or higher-added value chemical products

Main research topics

  • Aqueous Phase Reforming of aqueous solutions of organic compounds for the production of renewable H2
  • Autothermal reforming of biogas for the production of H2
  • Valorisation of lignin through oxidative and non-oxidative catalytic processes
  • Biological and enzymatic methods for the conversion of lignocellulosic waste
  • Selective hydrogenation of hexose and pentose sugars
  • Conversion of animal and vegetable fats into fuel
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

Main partnerships

  • Prof. Dimosthenis Trimis, KIT, Germany
  • Prof. Barbara Bonelli, DISAT, Politecnico di Torino
  • Prof. Bernardo Ruggeri, DISAT, Politecnico di Torino
  • Prof. Gabriele Centi - Universit√† di Messina
  • Prof. Francesco Di Renzo - CNRS Montpellier

Projects and publications

Reference laboratories