Institution of Biorefinery Engineers, Scientists and Technologists

The Institution of Biorefinery Engineers, Scientists and Technologists

Spain-Mexico-Colombia project to develop hydrothermal liquefaction biorefinery

Posted by The IBEST on 11 June, 2019 at 18:00 Comments comments (0)

BIOCAF is a project funded by Spain's i-Coop programme to develop an integrated biorefinery based on hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass (coffe wastes and others) lead by Dr Jose Luis Pinilla of the Instituto de Carboquimica (CSIC) at Zaragoza, Spain together with Dr Alexander Gomez (Colombia) and Dr Pedro Arcelus and Elias Martinez (Mexico). Dr Gomez, Arcelus and Martinez will be visiting the Instituto de Carboquimica from 10 to 22 June 2019 to kick off collaboration.

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The Biorefiner 2017 Out Now!!!

Posted by The IBEST on 10 October, 2017 at 22:50 Comments comments (0)

We are glad to inform that the 2nd issue of The Biorefiner is out now for the year 2017. A new portal has also been designed to introduce and list all the issues in one place, just visit Thank you to all members that have contributed to this new issue and I hope you are able to view it, read it and share it with ...

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IBEST International Bioenergy and Biorefinery Forum on 13 March

Posted by The IBEST on 9 February, 2017 at 14:35 Comments comments (0)

IBEST International Bioenergy and Biorefinery Forum on 13 March

You are warmly invited to attend the University of Surrey and IBEST International Bioenergy and Biorefinery Forum on 13 March, chaired by Professor Sai Gu, Head of Chemical and Process Engineering. We are holding an industrial exhibition free of charge on the day. In addition, there are a limited number of travel and subsistence grants available for eminent speakers. This is a unique opportunity to exhibit your organisation...

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5-HMF Leader AVA-CO2 Successfully Develops Interface For Different FDCA Oxidation Routes

Posted by The IBEST on 21 July, 2016 at 15:10 Comments comments (0)

World leader in 5-HMF production, AVA-CO2 has successfully developed its patented, water-based 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) process even further. A newly developed interface allows for the use of different solvents which are tailored to the oxidation processes for producing 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) on an industrial scale. This development enables a more flexible implementation of industrial 5-HMF and FDCA production, paving the way for using polyethylene furanoate (PEF) in compe...

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Polylactic acid-based polymers is an excellent foundation for the development of materials and solutions for regenerative medicine

Posted by The IBEST on 16 July, 2016 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)

Medical implant technology is an attractive and growing market, says Evonik. The company is conducting research on new composite materials - potential replacements for the metal that is currently used in implants - for the fixation of fractured bones.


Implants play a key role in supporting bones until they heal. Today’s metallic devices typically remain in the body for the rest of the patient’s life or require additional surgery for removal. Devices made with Ev...

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Lignin biorefinery in the final approval stage

Posted by The IBEST on 16 July, 2016 at 4:00 Comments comments (0)

LignoTech Florida LLC is going to set up the first biorefinery utilising lignin, a co-product of the sulphite cellulose manufacturing process. The new operation will process the lignin into value-added products that provide environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuel-based products used globally in construction, agriculture and other industrial applications.

See what products can be produced from lignin:

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Researchers discovered new bio-based sustainable technology and product for circular economy future

Posted by The IBEST on 9 July, 2016 at 4:50 Comments comments (0)

A team of researchers at the Universities of Surrey and Bath in the UK has discovered an effective way of adding value and increasing sustainability of waste resources, by the recovery of metals, extractives, chemicals, fertiliser and energy.

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Scientist's math formula offers improved yield for flour milling

Posted by The IBEST on 7 July, 2016 at 4:05 Comments comments (0)

RESEARCH by a University of Huddersfield scientist could aid the development of new strains of wheat that yield higher quantities of extra-nutritious flour.

Professor Grant Campbell is a leading expert in cereal process engineering and is based in the University's School of Applied Sciences. The milling of wheat and the complexities of its kernel ...

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Organic nanosheet separation for molecular electronics

Posted by The IBEST on 29 June, 2016 at 2:10 Comments comments (1)

Molecular electronics is a fascinating rapidly growing field. An international team has discovered an elegant way to decouple organic nanosheets grown on metal surfaces. After iodine intercalation, a network of organic molecules behaved almost as it was free-standing. The strong influence of the metal on the network was reduced. This opens up new ways to transfer organic nanostructures from metal surfaces onto more suitable substrates for molecular electronics.

Specific o...

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UK AD & Biogas, 6-7 July, Birmingham NEC

Posted by The IBEST on 28 June, 2016 at 11:00 Comments comments (0)

Whether you are already in the AD and biogas industry or just considering it, UK AD and Biogas 2016 brings you the world’s leading international technology and product suppliers under one roof, along with some of the most engaging and knowledgeable minds in the industry. With over 300 international exhibitors and 24 free seminar sessions there is no better opportunity to discover the latest technology and best potential markets for your project.

Registration is free of charge.

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