GER Research Group

23 Feb 2015
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Maria Coronado is carrying out a post-doctoral research stay in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds, working within a wide highly cross-disciplinary team in the C-VOOR project: Complex Value Optimisation for Resource Recovery.

Dra. Coronado has done her research work in the GER research group of UC. Defended her doctoral thesis with International mention, entitled  “Foundry wastes as new resources in ceramic processes: Analysis and modelling of technological and environmental properties”, last November 28, 2014. 

The School of Civil Engineering is one of five schools which make up the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds.The Faculty is ranked 7th* in the UK for the quality of its research (2008 Research Assessment Exercise); an impressive 75% of the Faculty’s research activity is rated as internationally excellent or World leading.


27 Jan 2015
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Alberto Coz and Natalia Quijorna have participated in the 30th Month Meeting of the BRIGIT European Project “New tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugars waste for highly demanding fire-resistant applications'. BRIGIT aims to develop a cost-competitive and environmentally friendly continuous process to produce biopolymers (polyhydroxybutyrate, PHB, and succinate-based biopolyesters, PBS-Poly-Butylene-Succinate) from waste-derived lignocelullosic sugar feedstock liquor of wood sulphite pulping process. 16 partners from 11 countries participate in the project. The meeting is placed in Budapest, Hungary, from 21st to 22nd, January, 2015.


09 Dec 2014
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A recent paper has been published in the Journal Carbohydrate Polymers (Impact Factor: 3.916).

The paper investigates the kinetic modeling of the sulfite process from a biorefinery point of view since monosaccharides present in the spent liquor can be used as a raw material in further biorefinery processes to produce other value-added products. This work is within the BRIGIT European Project “New tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugars waste for highly demanding fire-resistant applications”

C. Rueda, J. Fernández-Rodríguez, G. Ruiz, T. Llano, A. Coz, 2015, Monosaccharide production in an acid sulfite process: Kinetic modeling. Carbohydrate Polymers, 116, 18-25. IF: 3.916; Quartile in Category Q1 in Chemistry, Applied (4/71), Chemistry, Organic (11/58) and Polymer Science (10/82).  

29 Sep 2014
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Convenio de Colaboración Gobierno de Cantabria-UC

El grupo GER participa en el Convenio de Colaboración entre la Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Ordenación del Territorio y Urbanismo, del Gobierno de Cantabria y la Universidad de Cantabria, para la “Actualización de los sistemas de indicadores del punto focal de residuos (PFR) de Cantabria”. El PFR de Cantabria (, proyecto puesto en marcha en 2005 por ambas entidades, tiene como principal objetivo recoger, gestionar y divulgar la información relativa a residuos en Cantabria, de manera que permita dinamizar los objetivos contemplados en los Plan de Residuos de Cantabria y constituya una herramienta para la participación en la toma de decisiones en el ámbito de residuos.

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