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Advanced Carbon Materials from Biowaste: Sustainable Pathways to Drive Innovative Green Technologies


Recruitment of the ESRs (stage II)

Recruitment of the second (and last) cohort of ESRs.

Open Lab Session 2

Delivery of the second open lab session.

Recruitment of the ESRs (stage I)

The first cohort of ESRs will be recruited.

Newsletter 1

Publication of the first annual newsletter.

Newsletter 3

Publication of the third annual newsletter.

Workshop 3

Delivery of the workshop in transferable skills at UHOH.

Research School 1

Delivery of the Research School 1 (Thermochemical Biomass Conversion) in UGent.

Research School 2

Delivery of the Reseacrh School 2 (Refining of biomass-derived carbons) at SU.

GreenCarbon Book

Publication of the GreenCarbon book, which will be written by the ESRs.

Workshop 1

Delivery of the workshop in personal skills at SU.

Newsletter 2

Publication of the second annual newsletter.

Open Lab Session 1

Delivery of the first open lab session.

Supervisory Board and Project Manager

Constitution of the Supervisory Board (the ESR representatives will join the SB in month 9). A Project Manager will be recruited for the duration of the project and will be based at UNIZAR.

Newsletter 4

Publication of the final annual newsletter (year 4).


Graduation of the ESRs with PhDs.

Workshop 2

Delivery of the workshop in outreach skills at QMUL.

Research School 3

Delivery of Research School 3 (Applications of BC-derived materials) at QMUL.

GreenCarbon Conference

In parallel to the Final Meeting, the consortium will organise the GreenCarbon Conference (duration of both events: 4 days) to broaden the dissemination of results from the network and highlight its achievements.

Open Lab Session 3

Delivery of the third open lab session.


Launch of the project website and Linkedin group.

Searching for OpenAIRE data...


Prehydrolysis and organosolv delignification process for the recovery of hemicellulose and lignin from beech wood

Author(s): Qusay Ibrahim, Andrea Kruse
Published in: Bioresource Technology Reports, Issue 11, 2020, Page(s) 100506, ISSN 2589-014X
DOI: 10.1016/j.biteb.2020.100506

Influence of activation conditions on textural properties and performance of activated biochars for pyrolysis vapors upgrading

Author(s): Christian Di Stasi, Gianluca Greco, Rafael L.S. Canevesi, M. Teresa Izquierdo, Vanessa Fierro, Alain Celzard, Belén González, Joan J. Manyà
Published in: Fuel, Issue 289, 2021, Page(s) 119759, ISSN 0016-2361
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2020.119759

Effects of slow-pyrolysis conditions on the products yields and properties and on exergy efficiency: A comprehensive assessment for wheat straw

Author(s): Gianluca Greco, Christian Di Stasi, Filipe Rego, Belén González, Joan J. Manyà
Published in: Applied Energy, Issue 279, 2020, Page(s) 115842, ISSN 0306-2619
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115842

How to trace back an unknown production temperature of biochar from chemical characterization methods in a feedstock independent way

Author(s): Dilani Rathnayake, Przemyslaw Maziarka, Stef Ghysels, Ondřej Mašek, Saran Sohi, Frederik Ronsse
Published in: Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Issue 151, 2020, Page(s) 104926, ISSN 0165-2370
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaap.2020.104926

Feedstock doping using iron rich waste increases the pyrolysis gas yield and adsorption performance of magnetic biochar for emerging contaminants

Author(s): Christian Wurzer, Ondřej Mašek
Published in: Bioresource Technology, Issue 321, 2021, Page(s) 124473, ISSN 0960-8524
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.124473

Hydrothermal Conversion of Spent Sugar Beets into High-Value Platform Molecules

Author(s): Jens Pfersich, Pablo J. Arauzo, Michela Lucian, Pierpaolo Modugno, Maria-Magdalena Titirici, Luca Fiori, Andrea Kruse
Published in: Molecules, Issue 25/17, 2020, Page(s) 3914, ISSN 1420-3049
DOI: 10.3390/molecules25173914

Evolution of the mass-loss rate during atmospheric and pressurized slow pyrolysis of wheat straw in a bench-scale reactor

Author(s): Gianluca Greco, María Videgain, Christian Di Stasi, Belén González, Joan J. Manyà
Published in: Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Issue 136, 2018, Page(s) 18-26, ISSN 0165-2370
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaap.2018.11.007

Py-GC-MS of hydrochars produced from brewer’s spent grains

Author(s): M.P. Olszewski, P.J. Arauzo, M. Wądrzyk, A. Kruse
Published in: Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Issue 140, 2019, Page(s) 255-263, ISSN 0165-2370
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaap.2019.04.002

Hydrothermal Carbonization Brewer’s Spent Grains with the Focus on Improving the Degradation of the Feedstock

Author(s): Pablo Arauzo, Maciej Olszewski, Andrea Kruse
Published in: Energies, Issue 11/11, 2018, Page(s) 3226, ISSN 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en11113226

Silicoaluminophosphate (SAPO)-Templated Activated Carbons

Author(s): Yunxiang Li, Xia Wang, Thomas Thersleff, Gunnar Svensson, and Niklas Hedin
Published in: ACS Omega, Issue 4, 2019, Page(s) 9889-9895, ISSN 2470-1343
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b00135

Physically activated wheat straw-derived biochar for biomass pyrolysis vapors upgrading with high resistance against coke deactivation

Author(s): Christian Di Stasi, Darío Alvira, Gianluca Greco, Belén González, Joan J. Manyà
Published in: Fuel, Issue 255, 2019, Page(s) 115807, ISSN 0016-2361
DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2019.115807

Pyrolysis Kinetics of Hydrochars Produced from Brewer’s Spent Grains

Author(s): Maciej P. Olszewski, Pablo J. Arauzo, Przemyslaw A. Maziarka, Frederik Ronsse, Andrea Kruse
Published in: Catalysts, Issue 9/7, 2019, Page(s) 625, ISSN 2073-4344
DOI: 10.3390/catal9070625

Effect of protein during hydrothermal carbonization of brewer’s spent grain

Author(s): P.J. Arauzo, L. Du, M.P. Olszewski, M.F. Meza Zavala, M.J. Alhnidi, A. Kruse
Published in: Bioresource Technology, Issue 293, 2019, Page(s) 122117, ISSN 0960-8524
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122117

Towards the Properties of Different Biomass-Derived Proteins via Various Extraction Methods

Author(s): L. Du, P.J. Arauzo, M.F. Meza Zavala, Z. Cao, M.P. Olszewski, A. Kruse
Published in: Molecules, 2020, ISSN 1420-3049
DOI: 10.3390/molecules25030488

Effects of Metal Ions, Metal, and Metal Oxide Particles on the Synthesis of Hydrochars

Author(s): Vahid Saadattalab, Xia Wang, Anthony E. Szego, Niklas Hedin
Published in: ACS Omega, 2020, ISSN 2470-1343
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b03926

Structural Effects of Cellulose on Hydrolysis and Carbonization Behavior during Hydrothermal Treatment

Author(s): Nattacha Paksung, Jens Pfersich, Pablo J. Arauzo, Dennis Jung, Andrea Kruse
Published in: ACS Omega, 2020, ISSN 2470-1343
DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c00737

Valorization of the poultry litter through wet torrefaction and different activation treatments

Author(s): P.J. Arauzo, P.A. Maziarka, M.P. Olszewski, R.L. Isemin, N.S. Muratova, F. Ronsse, A. Kruse
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 732, 2020, Page(s) 139288, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.139288

Assessment of the effects of process water recirculation on the surface chemistry and morphology of hydrochar

Author(s): P.J. Arauzo, M.P. Olszewski, X. Wang, J. Pfersich, V. Sebastian, J. Manyà, N. Hedin, A. Kruse
Published in: Renewable Energy, Issue 155, 2020, Page(s) 1173-1180, ISSN 0960-1481
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2020.04.050

Wet and dry? Influence of hydrothermal carbonization on the pyrolysis of spent grains

Author(s): Maciej P. Olszewski, Sabina A. Nicolae, Pablo J. Arauzo, Maria-Magdalena Titirici, Andrea Kruse
Published in: Journal of Cleaner Production, Issue 260, 2020, Page(s) 121101, ISSN 0959-6526
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.121101

The effect of using different acids to catalyze the prehydrolysis stage on the organosolv delignification of beech wood in two-stage process

Author(s): Qusay Ibrahim, Pablo J. Arauzo, Andrea Kruse
Published in: Renewable Energy, Issue 153, 2020, Page(s) 1479-1487, ISSN 0960-1481
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2020.02.111

Improving the recovery of phenolic compounds from spent coffee grounds by using hydrothermal delignification coupled with ultrasound assisted extraction

Author(s): P.J. Arauzo, M. Lucian, L. Du, M.P. Olszewski, L. Fiori, A. Kruse
Published in: Biomass and Bioenergy, Issue 139, 2020, Page(s) 105616, ISSN 0961-9534
DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2020.105616

Soft templating production of porous carbon adsorbents for CO2 and H2S capture

Author(s): Sabina A. Nicolae, Petra Ágota Szilágyi, Maria Magdalena Titirici
Published in: Carbon, 2020, ISSN 0008-6223
DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2020.07.064

Recent advances in hydrothermal carbonisation: from tailored carbon materials and biochemicals to applications and bioenergy

Author(s): Sabina A. Nicolae, Heather Au, Pierpaolo Modugno, Hui Luo, Anthony E. Szego, Mo Qiao, Liang Li, Wang Yin, Hero J. Heeres, Nicole Berge, Maria-Magdalena Titirici
Published in: Green Chemistry, Issue 22/15, 2020, Page(s) 4747-4800, ISSN 1463-9262
DOI: 10.1039/D0GC00998A

Combustion Characteristics of Hydrochar and Pyrochar Derived from Digested Sewage Sludge

Author(s): P.J. Arauzo, M. Atienza-Martínez, J. Ábrego, M.P. Olszewski, Z. Cao, A. Kruse
Published in: Energies, 2020, ISSN 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en13164164

Chemical stabilization of Cd-contaminated soil using fresh and aged wheat straw biochar

Author(s): Dilani Rathnayake, Filipe Rego, Reinhart Van Poucke, Anthony V. Bridgwater, Ondřej Mašek, Erik Meers, Jiawei Wang, Yang Yang, Frederik Ronsse
Published in: Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2020, ISSN 0944-1344
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-020-11574-6

Advanced Carbon Materials from Biomass: an Overview

Author(s): Manyà, Joan J.
Published in: Issue 1, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3233733