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CELBIOTECH - Research Group: Paper Engineering

Total activity: 1204
Type
Research group
Type of group
UPC research group
Acronym
CELBIOTECH
Address
C. Colom, 11, Edifici TR4 Open in new window
City
08222 Terrassa
URL
https://futur.upc.edu/CELBIOTECH Open in new window
Objectives
The scope of the CELBIOTECH group encompasses engineering and biotechnological research into lignocellulosic and paper materials. Specifically, the group’s work is concerned with the manipulation and modification of materials from cellulose and paper sector, and the exploitation and conversion of their biomass, for the obtainment of new materials, fibres or products with novel properties. The group pays special attention to the environmental and energy-related aspects of Biorefinery and Process Sustainability.
The group’s objectives include the development and application of biotechnological methodologies for the obtainment of cellulose products with a high added value such as bioactive paper to replace existing, less sustainable commercial materials. Also, the group is concerned with the development of cellulose microfibres and nanofibres by using biotechnological, energy-efficient, environmentally benign processes. The group is also interested in the integral exploitation of renewable materials (cellulose, lignin and hemicelluloses) or by products of the processing of lignocellulosic materials for the obtainment of bioproducts, as well as on the development of cellulosic biomaterials for packaging perishables with no loss of quality over extended periods in order to facilitate more sustainable food processing and distribution, and improve competitiveness in the food sector among other.
Keywords
bioproductes, biorefineria, biotecnologia, cel·lulosa, conversió de la biomassa, embalatge, hemicel·lulosa, lignina, materials lignocel·lulòsics, materials paperers, materials renovables, microfibres, mètodes biotecnològics, nanofibres cel·lulòsiques, papers bioactius, sostenibilitat
Fill in details (researchers incharge only)
  • Andreu Terren, Maria Gloria (34)
    (until 2017-09-30)
  • Aracri, Elisabetta
    (until 2014-02-11)
  • Arjona Espinosa, Ivan
    (until 2007-09-30)
  • Beltramino Heffes, Facundo
    (until 2015-08-31)
  • Cadena Chamorro, Edith Marleny
    (until 2009-12-06)
  • Colom Pastor, Josep Francesc (542)
    (until 2010-08-31)
  • Fillat Latorre, Amanda
    (until 2011-10-31)
  • Fillat Latorre, Ursula
    (until 2008-07-09)
  • Vila Babarro, Carlos
    (until 2010-12-31)

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