r&d+i in bioeconomy to create

a better world

BioEcoUVa’s MISSION is to contribute to the development of a society based on sustainable, circular and bioeconomy-based production.

BioEcoUVa’s VISION is to promote research and innovation in sustainable processes and products contributing to society in a positive way through the Bioeconomy.

Our VALUES are the orientation to the researcher, the realization of research projects and the transfer of knowledge and technology to companies, providing excellent and innovative solutions.

BioEcoUVa

The Bioeconomy Research Institute of the University of Valladolid (BioEcoUVa) was approved by the JCYL on June 7, 2018. The institute brings together several research groups dedicated to different areas: Pressure Technologies (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). In 2023, the ProCerealTech (Innovation in cereals and derivatives) and AHMat (Study, Preservation and Recovery of heritage) groups joined the institute.

Together, these teams work to promote the bioeconomy, bringing a wealth of expertise and fostering multidisciplinarity. Their collaboration amplifies our impact on society and sparks a flurry of innovative ideas and proposals, all aimed at propelling us towards greater success.

Strategy

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
  • Internationalization
  • 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”.

BEFORE CONTINUING

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.

Research groups

Meet the team

GROUP LEADERS

María José Cocero

BioEcoUVa & PressTech Director

María Luz Rodríguez

UVaSens
Director

Miguel Á. Villamañán

TermoCal
Director

Miguel Á. Rodríguez

CellMat
Director

Javier
Pinto

AHMAT
Director

Felicidad
Ronda

ProCerealTech
Director

Labs and equipment

Projects by group

You can see the projects of each group by clicking on the following logos

Research areas

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.

Product development

  • 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
  • Industrialización
  • inteligencia competitiva
  • Marketing

BioEcoUVa news

News

News
3 de July de 2023

BioEcoUVa wins the Naturgy Foundation Award for Research and Technological Innovation in the energy field

The winning project of the first edition of this award, which is assessed by a scientific committee coordinated by the CSIC, proposes an innovative technology in the field of CO₂…
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15 de March de 2023

2nd GREENERING International Conference

The COST Action 18224 GREENERING is announcing the 2nd GREENERING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE which will be held in Valladolid (Spain) from March 21st to March 23rd, 2023. The conference has the objective…
News
16 de February de 2023

IX Castilla y León Women Researchers Days

For the ninth consecutive year, the event was held in Salamanca on February 9 and 10, with 163 speakers and more than 400 registrations. The Conference of Women Researchers of…
News
5 de October de 2022

EIT Food Workshop

On October 5th, the workshop “Developing a business case from your research project” was held in Valladolid. This workshop was organized by EIT Food and Junta de Castilla y León…
more news

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