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HUmins as Green and Sustainable precursors of eco-friendly building blocks and materials


Safety performance of furanics

Database consolidating all experimental data focusing on safety performance qualification of chemicals as a result of actual testing at INERIS

Public outreach activities summary & final report

PhD’s will acquire good knowledge covering eco-toxicity and safety aspects also with EU regulations.

Properties of humins-based composites

scientific contributions on properties of humins-based composites

Review on furanic phys-chem hazards

Review paper on furanic phys-chem hazard profile

Polymerization route from methyl acrylate

scientific contributions on polymerization route from methyl acrylate

Career development plans

Report prepared by the RCC which includes career development plans

Training activities and practical aspects report

PhD’s will acquire broad knowledge covering all aspects of a successful bioeconomy by the leaders in the field.

Workshop & mid-term review meeting

Workshop and mid-term review meeting

Event organization for HUGS

PhD’s will acquire taste of entrepreneurship and the way SME’s function.

Manual of safety biorefinery operations

Good practices in biorefinery operations aiming to avoid incident during and over the PhD period

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Biomass Promises: A Bumpy Road to a Renewable Economy

Author(s): Layla Filiciotto, Rafael Luque
Published in: Current Green Chemistry, Issue 5/1, 2018, Page(s) 47-59, ISSN 2213-3461
DOI: 10.2174/2213346105666180403145243

Hydrolysis of Hemicellulose and Derivatives—A Review of Recent Advances in the Production of Furfural

Author(s): Frederic Delbecq, Yantao Wang, Anitha Muralidhara, Karim El Ouardi, Guy Marlair, Christophe Len
Published in: Frontiers in Chemistry, Issue 6, 2018, Page(s) 1-29, ISSN 2296-2646
DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00146

Humins in the environment: early stage insights on ecotoxicological aspects

Published in: ISSN 1932-104X
DOI: 10.1002/bbb.1964

Humins from Biorefineries as Thermoreactive Macromolecular Systems

Published in: ISSN 1864-5631
DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201802066

All ‘green’ composites comprising flax fibres and humins' resins

Author(s): Anna Sangregorio, Nathanael Guigo, Jan C. van der Waal, Nicolas Sbirrazzuoli
Published in: Composites Science and Technology, Issue 171, 2019, Page(s) 70-77, ISSN 0266-3538
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2018.12.008

Auto‐Crosslinked Rigid Foams Derived from Biorefinery Byproducts

Published in: ISSN 1864-5631
DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201800778

First Order Safety Insights on Furanic Platform Chemicals and Their Side Streans

Author(s): Anitha MURALIDHARA, Gerard VAN KLINK, Christophe LEN, Guy MARLAIR
Published in: Chemical Engineering Transactions, 2019, Page(s) vol. 77, 163-168, ISSN 2283-9216
DOI: 10.3303/cet1977028

Kinetics and Chemorheological Analysis of Cross-Linking Reactions in Humins

Author(s): Sangregorio, Guigo, Jong, Sbirrazzuoli
Published in: Polymers, Issue 11/11, 2019, Page(s) 1804, ISSN 2073-4360
DOI: 10.3390/polym11111804

Catalytic insights into the production of biomass-derived side products methyl levulinate, furfural and humins

Author(s): Layla Filiciotto, Alina M. Balu, Jan C. Van der Waal, Rafael Luque
Published in: Catalysis Today, Issue 302, 2018, Page(s) 2-15, ISSN 0920-5861
DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.03.008

Towards the photophysical studies of humin by-products

Author(s): Layla Filiciotto, Gustavo de Miguel, Alina M. Balu, Antonio A. Romero, Jan C. van der Waal, Rafael Luque
Published in: Chemical Communications, Issue 53/52, 2017, Page(s) 7015-7017, ISSN 1359-7345
DOI: 10.1039/c7cc03679e

Benign-by-design preparation of humin-based iron oxide catalytic nanocomposites

Author(s): Layla Filiciotto, Alina M. Balu, Antonio A. Romero, Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón, Jan C. van der Waal, Rafael Luque
Published in: Green Chemistry, Issue 19/18, 2017, Page(s) 4423-4434, ISSN 1463-9262
DOI: 10.1039/c7gc01405h

The Dark Side of Biomass Valorization: A Laboratory Experiment To Understand Humin Formation, Catalysis, and Green Chemistry

Author(s): Evan Pfab, Layla Filiciotto, Rafael Luque
Published in: Journal of Chemical Education, Issue 96/12, 2019, Page(s) 3030-3037, ISSN 0021-9584
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00410

Reconstruction of humins formation mechanism from decomposition products: A GC-MS study based on catalytic continuous flow depolymerizations

Author(s): Layla Filiciotto, Alina M. Balu, Antonio A. Romero, Carlo Angelici, Jan C. van der Waal, Rafael Luque
Published in: Molecular Catalysis, Issue 479, 2019, Page(s) 110564, ISSN 2468-8231
DOI: 10.1016/j.mcat.2019.110564

Humin based resin for wood modification and property improvement

Author(s): Anna Sangregorio, Anitha Muralidhara, Nathanael Guigo, Lisbeth G. Thygesen, Guy Marlair, Carlo Angelici, Ed de Jong, Nicolas Sbirrazzuoli
Published in: Green Chemistry, Issue 22/9, 2020, Page(s) 2786-2798, ISSN 1463-9262
DOI: 10.1039/c9gc03620b

Nanocatalysis for Green Chemistry

Author(s): Layla Filiciotto, Rafael Luque
Published in: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, 2018, Page(s) 1-28
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_1007-1