Date: Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Time: 17:30 - 18:30 CEST
Session code ICV.11
Industrial Technology Innovations for Bioenergy and Bio-Based Product
Toxicity and Circular Potential of Polyurethane Synthesized with Biomass by-Product and Waste-Derived Biopolyols
Short Introductive summary
The study describes some results acquired throughout research efforts in investigating the potential of crude glycerol-mediated solvothermal liquefaction of residual biomass for the production of high-quality biopolyols suitable for subsequent polyurethane (PU) product synthesis. The startup company ecorbio will undertake a feasibility study after the small-scale pilot production line is up and running. The present paper, meanwhile, focuses on the understudied recyclability, ecostability and ecotoxicity, and fire safety aspects of such synthesized biopolyol-based rigid PU foams and bioPU adhesives.
PhD in Chemical Engineering, studying solvothermal industry-friendly liquefaction of residual biomass for the production of sustainable biopolyols. Previous experience with renewable energy sources and harnessing methods, most recently with bio-oil production via Hydrothermal Liquefaction.
Biographies and Short introductive summaries are supplied directly by presenters and are published here unedited
L. Miknius, KTU, Kaunas, LITHUANIA
P. Philimis, ecorbio, Nicosia, CYPRUS
Session reference: ICV.11.17