4 November 2021, Online
Molecules Webinar | Efficient Technology for the Pretreatment of Biomass
Biomass represents one of the most abundant biological resources, including agricultural and forestry residues, herbaceous and woody crops, manure, sewage sludge, the biodegradable fraction of municipal solid waste, animal by-products, and algae (third-generation biomass).
Although it is the most promising feedstock for biofuels or bioproducts generation, considering its availability and low/zero cost, its complex structure restricts its transformation, accompanied by low conversion yields and productivities. In order to overcome the structural and compositional barriers for converting biomass into bioproducts, an efficient fractionation via pretreatment is needed.
Several pretreatment methods such as mechanical, physicochemical, thermal, and biological have been developed to improve the biomass transformation process efficiencies, rates, and yields. However, their high cost and specific energy requirements are often barriers to the process economy, and thus remain the main challenges for scaling-up the whole process. Thus, the development of an efficient, low-cost and environmentally friendly pretreatment approach is still an important challenge.
This Webinar will present new trends and recent developments in biomass pretreatment technologies towards bioproducts or biofuels production.
The following experts will be present and talk:
- Prof. Dr. Ivet Ferrer, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya·BarcelonaTech, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Group of Environmental Engineering and Microbiology, Spain
- Dr. Hèlène Carrère, INRAE, Montpellier University, LBE, Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology, France
- Dr. Aline Carvalho da Costa, University of Campinas, (UNICAMP), School of Chemical Engineering, Brazil
When? 4 November 2021 at 2:00pm CET | 9:00am EDT | 9:00pm CST Asia
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