Recent advances, challenges, and future perspectives for the liquid and gaseous biofuels industry
Biomass to bioenergy 1. Biomass pretreatment and transformation from agricultural wastes 2. Efficient transformation of non-food agricultural lignocelluloses 3. Production of bio-alcohol and bio-methane 4. Light olefins/biogasoline production from biomass 5. Bioenergy from stillage anaerobic digestion to enhance the energy balance ratio of ethanol production Hydrogen production 6. Thermodynamic analysis of ethanol reforming for hydrogen production 7. Catalysts for conversion of synthesis gas 8. Distributed H2 production from bio-alcohols and bio-methane in conventional steam reforming units 9. H2 production from bio-alchools and bio-methane steam reforming in conventional and membrane reactors 10. Formation of hydrogen rich gas via conversion of lignocellulosic biomass and its decomposition products 11. Advantages and diadvantages of recent biomass conversion technologies compared to conventional approaches for hydrogen production Bioenergy technology aspects/status 12. Nanocomposites for ''Nano Green Energy'' Applications 13. Integration of membrane technologies into conventional existing systems in the food industry 14. Integration of microalgae into an existing biofuel industry 15. Low-temperature fuel cell operated with bio-alcohol fuels 16. Syngas cleaning system for power generation 17. Bioenergy production from second and third generation feedstocks
Francesco Dalena, degree in Chemistry with Ph.D. on "Translational medicine" at the Chemistry Department of the University of Calabria (Italy), is expert in "Chemistry of advanced materials". His research field ranges from the bioenergy sector to inorganic membrane reactors, to chemical kinetics and to the chemistry of artistic masterpiece. He is editor of various books, such as: "Hydrogen Production, Separation and Purification for Energy", 2016, IET Pub.; "Alcohol and bioalcohol: characteristic, proprieties and use", 2014, Nova Pub., "Methanol: Science and Engineering", Elsevier Pub. Angelo Basile, a Chemical Engineer, is a senior Researcher at the ITM-CNR where he is responsible for research related to both the ultra-pure hydrogen production and CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. He also holds a full professor of Chemical Engineering Processes. He has 140 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 230 papers in international congresses; editor/author of more than 40 scientific books and 100 chapters on international books on membrane science and technology; 6 Italian patents, 2 European patents and 5 worldwide patents. He is referee of 116 international scientific journals and member of the Editorial Board for 22 of them. Professor Basile is also associate editor of the international journal Hydrogen Energy and of the Asia-Pacific journal Chemical Engineering, and is Editor-in-chief of the international journal Membrane Science & Technology and Editor-in-chief of Membrane Processes (Applications), a section of the international journal Membranes. Professor Basile also prepared 25 special issues on membrane science and technology for many international journals (IJHE, Chem Eng. J., Cat. Today, etc.). He participated to and was/is responsible for many national and international projects on membrane reactors and membrane science, and previously served as Director of the ITM-CNR. Claudio Rossi is full professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Siena, coordinator of the NMR spectroscopy activity and responsible for the University of Siena of the research in the Agrifood sector. He has authored more than 200 scientific publications in qualified international journals and co-authored 2 Italian patents. Referee of numerous scientific journals in the field of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Claudio Rossi was the coordinator of six European projects funded by EU. He was the Director of the Department of Chemical and Biosystem Sciences of the University of Siena in the period 2002-2008. He was tutor of numerous students during the preparation of their PhD thesis and Master.