Alperen Uslu MSc obtained his Chemical Engineering Masters degree at the Eindhoven University of Technology, with a masters project regarding the electrochemical conversion of biomass derived hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-furdandiarboxylic acid. After finishing his MSc he started as PhD candidate in the Sustianable Process Engineering Group at the Chemical Engineering & Chemistry department of Eindhoven University of Technology
The increasing scarcity of fossil fuels together with their effect on climate change has pushed both researchers and the chemical industry to look for alternative feedstocks for specialty chemicals. Lignocellulosic biomass is one of the most interesting feedstocks for this purpose, as it is abundantly available in nature and can be utilised in a wide variety of green bio-based products. The project aims to use novel open-cell foam catalyst in packed bed reactors. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of the transport phenomena occurring during the valorization of biomass derived molecules.
Boosting the valorization of biomass and green electrons to chemical building blocks: A study on the kinetics and mass transfer during the electrochemical conversion of HMF to FDCA in a microreactorChemical Engineering Journal (2022)
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