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Why are carbonaceous materials used in heterogeneous photocatalysis? Presentation by Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Colmenares at CELISE workshop


1st CELISE workshop Pre-treatment and fractionation of biomass residues by novel and sustainable methods

In a virtual presentation held on September 29, 2023, Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Colmenares captivated audiences with insights into the future of photocatalysis. Event was jointly organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and ECORESOURCES IKE.

Prof. Colmenares explored the transformative potential of carbonaceous materials derived from agricultural waste and biomass residues and urged the audience to recognize their significance in shaping a sustainable future.

In the last decades, carbon-based materials derived from agricultural waste-biomass residues, have garnered much attention due to their low manufacturing cost, considerable surface area, the potential for surface modifications, high conductivity as well as unprecedented graphitized basal plane structures that can be used as excellent candidates for adsorption studies in water/​air detoxification, as well as, key component for many photocatalytic applications. We think (in our group and collaborative people) than carbonaceous materials deserve to be seriously consider as the key driving forces for the real disruptive technologies of the future.”

Why are carbonaceous materials used in heterogeneous photocatalysis? Presentation by Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Colmenares at CELISE workshop


This work has received partial funding from OPUS-20 project nr 2020/39/B/ST5/00076https://​phở​to​-cata​ly​sis​.org/​p​r​o​j​e​c​t​s​/​n​a​n​o​e​n​g​i​n​e​e​r​i​n​g​— o​f​— m​u​l​t​i​c​o​m​p​o​n​e​n​t​— m​e​t​a​l​— f​r​e​e​— c​a​r​b​o​n​a​c​e​o​u​s​— m​a​t​e​r​i​a​l​s​— f​o​r​— b​i​o-oil of the National Science Centre in Poland, andthe CELISE – Sustainable production of Cellulose-based products and additives to be used in SMEs and rural areas project within the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions – RISE, with the grant agreement No. 101007733https://​phở​to​-cata​ly​sis​.org/​p​r​o​j​e​c​t​s​/​s​u​s​t​a​i​n​a​b​l​e​— p​r​o​d​u​c​t​i​o​n​— o​f​— c​e​l​l​u​l​o​s​e​— b​a​s​e​d​— p​r​o​d​u​c​t​s​— a​n​d​— a​d​d​i​t​i​v​e​s​— t​o​— b​e​— u​s​e​d​— i​n​— s​m​e​s​— a​n​d​— r​u​r​a​l​— areas

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