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The BIO3 scientific programme proposes an integrated system for the recovery of bio-waste (ligno-cellulosic waste and food waste) as a higher added-value alternative to the production of biogas and compost. The technologies envisaged in this programme of activities include the integration of thermochemical, chemical and biological transformations. S2018/EMT-4344 BIOTRES-CM
Program ResToEen-2-CM (S2013/MAE-2882) funded by the Madrid Regional Government. This program proposes a multidisciplinary approach for use of agro-forestry waste to produce clean fuels and chemical products. It's an interesting alternative in Madrid region, given the importance of the transport sector and the large volume of agro-forestry waste generated. To achieve this goal, have the potential and ability to scientific-technical of five research groups of the community of Madrid (ICP-CSIC, CIEMAT, URJC, IMDEA Energy and UAM) whose competences, experiences and scientific infrastructures are appropriate and complementary to the development of a program of R&D activities on the production of synthetic fuels through the use of waste materials. We are involved in the tasks related with the work package 4 “Lignocellulosic biomass fractionation”. In this project we will study the separation of the components of the lignocellulosic biomass into its three major components: hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin. Once they have been separated each component can be used in different ways of valorization. Basically, we propose the dissolution of the biomass using ionic liquids and precipitate the different components of successively by the addition of antisolvents. With the selected procedure, there is also provision the reuse and recycling of the IL used as solvents. Starting materials and obtained fractions will be full characterized by several techniques such as FTIR, XRD, NMR. The obtained fraction will be transformed in different products in the framework of the project. As screening methodology for the fractionation method, the cellulose and hemicellulose rich fractions will be hydrolyzed to their corresponding sugars.