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CELISE Med Term Meeting — Valorization of lignocellulosic biomass: nanomaterials for advanced applications” by Juan Carlos Colmenares Q.


The CELISE Med Term Meeting held in Warsaw, Poland, on the 24th and 25th of July 2023, featured a presentation by renowned expert Juan Carlos Colmenares Q. on

  • Valorization of lignocellulosic biomass: nanomaterials for advanced applications

This insightful session delved into the potential of utilizing lignocellulosic biomass for nanomaterial production, with far-reaching applications in medicine, electronics, and environmental remediation.

One of the key highlights was the Colombia-Poland cooperation and its exploration of lignin’s potential for fabricating photocatalysts. The collaborative efforts between these two nations have opened up exciting possibilities in the field of nanotechnology. Notably, the development of a Titania/Chitosan-Lignin nanocomposite emerged as an efficient photocatalyst capable of selectively oxidizing benzyl alcohol under both UV and visible light, presenting a promising step towards sustainable and effective technologies.

The presentation illuminated the path towards ecological and innovative solutions, as envisioned by the CELISE project. With a strong emphasis on circular economy principles and the utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for advanced nanomaterials, the symposium served as a dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas and the promotion of international leadership in sustainable research.

Project acronym: CELISE (Sustainable production of Cellulose-based products and additives to be used in SMEs and rural áreas).

Project number: 101007733. Since 01.10.2021 to 09.30.2025. Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Colmenares representing the IPC-PAN in this project.

Prof. Dr. Alberto Coz Fernández, principal investigator of the CELISE project (2020-MSCA-RISE-2020 – 101007733)

Additional information:


https://​celi​se​.uni​can​.es/​j​o​i​n​— u​s​— t​o​— t​h​e​— f​i​r​s​t​— s​y​m​p​o​s​i​u​m​— o​f​— t​h​e​— c​e​l​i​s​e​— project/

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