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Efficient utilization of renewable resource for production of hydrogen and chemicals

Grant number: 12/18445-6
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: January 03, 2013 - January 02, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Principal researcher:José Maria Correa Bueno
Grantee:José Maria Correa Bueno
Visiting researcher: Sonia Damyanova
Visiting researcher institution: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), Bulgaria
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The visiting scholar Sonia Damyanova with a great experience in catalysis and as a collaborator of the project will contribute to further strengthening the research capacity of the host group which involves graduate and PhD students and formation of professionals with high qualification and multidisciplinary skills. The research of energy production from renewable resources by means of biomass reforming to hydrogen and synthesis gas is focused on (i) development of technologies for biomass reforming and (ii) development of new generation of nanosized catalysts possessing high activity and stability for successful biomass reforming to hydrogen and chemical products. It will help improving the innovation capacity and the technology transfer with the domestic industry. (AU)

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