L'àmbit d'actuació del Grup de Recerca CELBIOTECH engloba les temàtiques relacionades amb l'Enginyeria i Biotecnologia de Materials Lignocel·lulòsics i Paperers. En concret, es centra en la manipulació i modificació de compostos del sector de la cel·lulosa i el paper i en l'aprofitament i conversió de la biomassa, per a l'obtenció de nous materials, fibres o productes amb noves propietats. Es fa especial èmfasi en els aspectes mediambientals i energètics amb la finalitat d'orientar-se en el concepte de la Biorefineria i la Sostenibilitat dels processos.
Entre els objectius en els quals es treballa està el desenvolupament i l'aplicació de la biotecnologia per a l'obtenció de productes cel·lulòsics d'alt valor afegit, com podrien ser els papers bioactius o altres productes, que permetin substituir materials existents en el mercat i menys sostenibles. Una altra línia de treball està enfocada en l'obtenció de micro i/o nanofibres cel·lulòsiques a partir de mètodes biotecnològics, de menor consum energètic i més respectuosos amb el medi ambient. Paral·lelament també es treballa en l'aprofitament integral de materials renovables (cel·lulosa, lignina i hemicel·luloses) o de subproductes de processos de tractament de material lignocel·lulòsic, per a la obtenció de bioproductes. Una altra de les temàtiques és el desenvolupament de biomaterials cel·lulòsics pel sector de l'embalatge (packaging) d'aliments peribles amb la finalitat d'augmentar-ne la seva durabilitat mantenint-ne la qualitat, per a que el processament i distribució d'aliments sigui més sostenible i poder fer més competitiu el sector de l'alimentació entre d'altres.

http://futur.upc.edu/CELBIOTECH

The scope of the CELBIOTECH group encompasses engineering and biotechnological research into lignocellulosic and paper materials. Specifically, the group’s work is concerned with the manipulation and modification of materials from cellulose and paper sector, and the exploitation and conversion of their biomass, for the obtainment of new materials, fibres or products with novel properties. The group pays special attention to the environmental and energy-related aspects of Biorefinery and Process Sustainability.
The group’s objectives include the development and application of biotechnological methodologies for the obtainment of cellulose products with a high added value such as bioactive paper to replace existing, less sustainable commercial materials. Also, the group is concerned with the development of cellulose microfibres and nanofibres by using biotechnological, energy-efficient, environmentally benign processes. The group is also interested in the integral exploitation of renewable materials (cellulose, lignin and hemicelluloses) or by products of the processing of lignocellulosic materials for the obtainment of bioproducts, as well as on the development of cellulosic biomaterials for packaging perishables with no loss of quality over extended periods in order to facilitate more sustainable food processing and distribution, and improve competitiveness in the food sector among other.

http://futur.upc.edu/CELBIOTECH

The scope of the CELBIOTECH group encompasses engineering and biotechnological research into lignocellulosic and paper materials. Specifically, the group’s work is concerned with the manipulation and modification of materials from cellulose and paper sector, and the exploitation and conversion of their biomass, for the obtainment of new materials, fibres or products with novel properties. The group pays special attention to the environmental and energy-related aspects of Biorefinery and Process Sustainability.
The group’s objectives include the development and application of biotechnological methodologies for the obtainment of cellulose products with a high added value such as bioactive paper to replace existing, less sustainable commercial materials. Also, the group is concerned with the development of cellulose microfibres and nanofibres by using biotechnological, energy-efficient, environmentally benign processes. The group is also interested in the integral exploitation of renewable materials (cellulose, lignin and hemicelluloses) or by products of the processing of lignocellulosic materials for the obtainment of bioproducts, as well as on the development of cellulosic biomaterials for packaging perishables with no loss of quality over extended periods in order to facilitate more sustainable food processing and distribution, and improve competitiveness in the food sector among other.

http://futur.upc.edu/CELBIOTECH

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  • Novel applications of nonwood cellulose for blood typing assays 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; Zuñiga, Allinson; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa (2018-10-03)
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    Paper-based microfluidics devices can create a new healthcare model. Cellulose is carbohydrate polymer biocompatible and hydrophilic. These characteristics enhance the development of user-friendly diagnostic devices, but ...
  • Bacterial cellulose for increasing barrier properties of paper products 

    Fillat Latorre, Amanda; Martinez, Josefina; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valenzuela, Susana V.; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier (2018-08-07)
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    Bacterial cellulose was combined with wood cellulose papers in order to obtain biomaterials with increased barrier properties. For this purpose, different parameters were assessed: two producing bacterial strains ...
  • Alternative chemo-enzymatic treatment for homogeneous and heterogeneous acetylation of wood fibers 

    Quintana, Elisabet; Ago, Mariko; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Rojas, Orlando J. (2018-07-18)
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    A new chemo-enzymatic treatment is proposed to produce cellulosic fibers suitable for heterogeneous- or homogeneous-phase acetylation. The procedure included enzymatic (laccase–violuric acid) lignin removal from the precursor ...
  • Elucidating the chemical nature of laccase-modified alkyl gallates 

    Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (Universidade de Aveiro, 2018)
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    In the present work we investigated the chemical changes undergone by enzyme-oxidized lauryl gallate (LG, dodecyl 3,4,5,-trihydroxybenzoate) by using Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, and an oxidation mechanism ...
  • Assessment of the potential of enzymes to produce dissolving pulps 

    Valls Vidal, Cristina; Quintana, Elisabet; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (Universidade de Aveiro, 2018)
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    In this work, a totally chlorine free (TCF) sequence including a laccase-mediator system was developed in a softwood sulfite pulp. Then, purification was carried out employing strong alkaline extractions and hydrolytic ...
  • Facilitating the selection of raw materials: evaluation of the effects of TCF and ECF bleaching sequences on different wood and non-wood pulps 

    Beltramino, Facundo; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valls Vidal, Cristina (2018-06)
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    Properties of cellulosic raw materials are known to vary widely among different sources. The interest in the usage of non-conventional fibers makes necessary a better knowledge of the peculiarities of each source and their ...
  • Antioxidant activity of xylooligosaccharides produced from glucuronoxylan by Xyn10A and Xyn30D xylanases and eucalyptus autohydrolysates 

    Valls Vidal, Cristina; Pastor Blasco, Francisco Ignacio Javier; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Diaz Lucea, M. Pilar; Martinez, Josefina; Valenzuela Mayorga, Susana Valeria (2018-08-15)
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    Antioxidant activity of xylooligosaccharides (XOS) released from beechwood and birchwood glucuronoxylans by two different xylanases, one from family GH10 (Xyn10A) and another from family GH30 (Xyn30D) was examined. The ...
  • Particulate coatings via evaporation-induced self-assembly of polydisperse colloidal lignin on solid interfaces 

    Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Kivistö, Samu; Vierros, Sampsa; Batys, Piotr; Ago, Mariko; Tardy, Blaise L.; Greca, Luiz G.; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Sammalkorpi, Maria; Rojas, Orlando J. (2018-05-02)
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    Polydisperse smooth and spherical biocolloidal particles were suspended in aqueous media and allowed to consolidate via evaporation-induced self-assembly. The stratification of the particles at the solid–air interface was ...
  • A novel enzymatic approach to nanocrystalline cellulose preparation 

    Beltramino, Facundo; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valls Vidal, Cristina (2018-06-01)
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    In this work, conditions for an enzymatic pretreatment prior to NCC isolation from cotton linter were assessed. Different cellulase doses and reaction times were studied within an experimental design and NCC were obtained. ...
  • REPlicating RAPid microfluidics: self-replicating printer for hydrophobic pattern deposition 

    Casals Terré, Jasmina; Farré Lladós, Josep; Zuñiga, Allinson; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa (2017-12-01)
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    Paper-based microfluidics broadens the use of point-of-care devices to applications and situations wherein cost is an important restriction. This study focuses on the REPRAP PRUSA i3 Printer that can print itself a part ...
  • Using electrochemical methods to study the kinetics of laccase-catalyzed oxidation of phenols 

    Cusola Aumedes, Oriol; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (2018-02-01)
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    In the present work, the laccase kinetics upon the oxidation process of phenolic compounds was studied using cyclic voltammetry (CV). Several hydroxybenzoic and cinnamic acid compounds were analyzed, and the oxidation ...
  • Cellulose oxidation by Laccase-TEMPO treatments 

    Quintana, Elisabet; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca; Vidal Lluciá, Teresa; Valls Vidal, Cristina (2017-02-10)
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    In this work, laccase-TEMPO (Lac-T) treatments were applied to bleached commercial dissolving pulp in order to introduce carbonyl and carboxyl groups, which were found to improve dry and wet strength-related properties. ...

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