BioEcoUVa’s MISSION is to contribute to the development of a society based on sustainable, circular and bioeconomy-based production.
r&d+i in bioeconomy to create
a better world
The Bioeconomy Research Institute of the University of Valladolid (BioEcoUVa) was approved by the JCYL on June 7, 2018. It is composed of the Pressurized Technologies research group (PressTech), the Laboratory of Thermodynamics and Calibration in Pressure and Temperature (TermoCal), the Materials Physics and Chemistry group (UVaSens-CellMat) and the Process Design and Improvement Group (DIMEPRO).
The strategic objectives of BioEcoUVa are to develop innovative, integrated and sustainable processes for the use and valorization of biomass, promoting and encouraging:
- Multidisciplinary, innovation-driven research
- Knowledge and technology transfer to the productive sector.
- Training and contribution to the development of an innovative scientific and technological culture in society.
BioEcoUVa activities respond to the challenges set out in the European Bioeconomy Strategy, the Spanish Bioeconomy Strategy, and the RIS3 in priority 1: Agrifood and natural resources as catalysts for the extension of innovation over the territory, and the UVa’s priority research lines on “renewable energies and sustainability” and “industrial technologies and processes”.
What is bioeconomy?
Bioeconomy refers to the transformation of biomass into a wide range of food, health products, fibers, industrial products and energy. The term renewable biomass includes all biological material (agricultural, forestry and animal) considered as a product with value in itself or to be used as a raw material in other processes.
Meet the team
Projects by group
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Development of processes in the field of the bioeconomy
- Development of biorefineries.
- Development of processes for CO2 transformation.
- Process intensification to implement new technologies for the valorization of raw materials and waste.
- Healthy and high value-added products from renewable raw materials.
- Obtaining chemical products from biomass fractionation.
New materials through clean technologies
- Development of bio-derived polymers and microcellular biopolymers.
- Aerogels and scaffolds for controlled delivery of active compounds.
- Development of sensors and biosensors for the analysis of products and waste of industrial interest.
- Catalysts to improve selectivity in the transformation of biomass into chemical compounds.
Energy and biofuels for sustainable process development
- Thermodynamic characterization of liquid biofuels. Development of gaseous biofuels.
- Scientific metrology for sustainable energy systems.
- Hydrogen storage in aerogels for automotive applications.
- Energy integration, energy recovery and process intensification.
Evaluation of lines of action for production and commercialization
- Análisis del plan de negocio
- inteligencia competitiva