Ph.D. Program in Bioenergy USP UNICAMP UNESP

UNESP

Adilson Roberto Gonçalves (IPBEN/Rio Claro)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Lignin biorefinery, Lignocellulosics chemistry, Pre-treatments, Analytical methods apllied to biomass.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/2504445010542631

adilson@ipben.unesp.br

Afonso Lopes (FCAV/Jaboticabal)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Use of ethanol in diesel engines. Evaluation of the impact of mechanization on employment.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3690555450318734

afonso@fcav.unesp.br

Cecilia Laluce (IQ/Araraquara)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Yeast physiology, evolution, must sterilization by microwaves and ultrasound treatment. Development of fermentation control processes. Second generation technologies. Hydrolysis.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6423374942748412

claluce@iq.unesp.br

Edivaldo Domingues Velini (FCA/Botucatu)

Socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.

Effect of cane trash on insetide and pesticide application. Impact on water resources. Second generation technologies. Lignine synthesis. Agriculture. Plant physiology. Genetic improvement. Plant genomics.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/9855493448161702

velini@fca.unesp.br

Eduardo Alves de Almeida (IBILCE/S. J. do Rio Preto)

Socioeconomic and environmental sustainability: Environmental aspects.

The Laboratory of Biomarkers of Aquatic Contamination (LABCA) is located at the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences of IBILCE – UNESP, under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Eduardo Alves de Almeida. In LABCA are studied the effects of different water contaminants such as sugarcane pesticides, metals, endocrine disrupters, oil derivatives, etc., on biochemical systems of different aquatic animal models. Our studies basically involve exposure of the animals in controlled conditions to these contaminants, alone or in mixtures, and after variated exposure periods we examine alterations in a series of biochemical parameters (biomarkers) in tissues of the exposed animals, in order to observe the animal’s response to the tested contaminants. In general, our studies includes the evaluation of phase I and II biotransformation enzymes, oxidative stress parameters (antioxidant enzymes, lipid peroxidation, oxidative DNA damage, GSH/GSSG levels), metallothionein levels, esterase inhibition, micronucleous analysis, and comet assays. The LABCA is divided into two laboratories, one being for the development of experiments with aquatic animals, and the other for biochemical / molecular analises. The experimental laboratory has several aquariums where the animals are exposed to contaminants, and eight 500 L tanks, where we kept stocks of aquatic species for the experiments. The animal models employed in our studies are fish (tilapia, catfish, zebrafish, tetrafish, tuvira), amphibian tadpoles, bivalve molluscs, turtles, and sometimes, some species of crustaceans. The analytical laboratory has a lot of equipments such as freezer-80oC, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, spectrofluorometer, electrophoresis systems, microscopes and HPLC systems, coupled to UV-Vis, fluorescence and electrochemical detectors, and also accessories such as pH meters, agitators, icemaker, among others.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6713400866382255

ealmeida@ibilce.unesp.br

Edvaldo Aparecido Amaral da Silva (FCA/Botucatu)

Biomass production for bioenergy.

Physiology and molecular biology of stress (drought and heat) and desiccation tolerance in seeds and seedling. Mechanisms and regulation of seed dormancy and germination. Applied research in seed technology and production: improvement of (crop and forest) seed quality: physiological and molecular-genetics of seed quality attributes.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/9972643774491301

amaraldasilva@fca.unesp.br

Eleni Gomes (IBILCE/S. J. do Rio Preto)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines: Science and technology of biofuels and bioelectricity.

The projects developed in this line include prospecting for enzymes of thermophilic fungi as cellulases, xylanases, pectinases and Ligninases, for application in saccharification of lignocellulosic materials aimed at the production of cellulosic ethanol, and transesterifying lipases for biodiesel production. Are also studied pentose assimilating yeasts targeting the utilization of these sugars derived from hydrolysis of hemicellulose.

Socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.

The projects developed in this line include prospecting of fungi and bacteria capable of degrading herbicides commonly applied in sugar cane crops, the identification of metabolites generated in the biodegradation and the levels of toxicity these generate compounds.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/7091241742851920

eleni@ibilce.unesp.br

Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos (FCAV/Jaboticabal)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Microorganisms bioprospection for new enzymes, soil microorganism metagenomics, microorganism genetics for enhanced cellulose degradation. Micro organism genomics.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3902020936480943

egerle@fcav.unesp.br

Fabíola Manhas Verbi Pereira (IQ/Araraquara)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Development of methods to characterize solid impurities for raw sugar manufacturing processes. The presence of solid impurities interferes in the juice quality, increasing the use of chemicals to establish process control, as example the clarification. Then, the main goal is to apply several analytical strategies to detect impurities, as well, the development of models for the sugar or ethanol mills to avoid losses, increase the raw material extraction leading high quality to sugar and ethanol products.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/5704445473654024

fabiola.verbi@unesp.br

Jeferson Gross (IPBEN/Rio Claro)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines: genomics and biotechnology of yeasts

We focus on key yeast species to understand their adaptation to stresses inherent to the sugar cane fermentation process. In particular, we conduct long-term adaptation experiments with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces japonicus to develop their adaptation to high ethanol pressures. Genomics and Bioinformatics are key approaches to uncover the genetics of the adaptation phenomena. Biotechnology is used to refine our understanding of the evolutionary process and to engineer key traits relevant to yeast performance in biofuel (bioethanol) production.

Webpage: www.yeastevolution.com

Résumé:  http://lattes.cnpq.br/8907674497236657

gross@ipben.unesp.br
Jeferson.gross@googlemail.com

Jonas Contiero (IB/Rio Claro)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines: Biorefinery and green chemistry.

Production of biomolecules and biopolymers from agro-industrial residues: biosurfactants; 1,3 propanediol, lactic acid and Polyhydroxyalkanoates.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/9859154979447005

jconti@rc.unesp.br

José Luz Silveira (FEG/Guaratinguetá)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines. Socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.

Bioenergy, Biogas, Biodiesel, Hydrogen Production, Biomass Gasification, Biofuel Use in Internal combustion Engines and Gas Turbines, ‘Thermodynamic, Economic Analysis and Ecological Analysis of Energy Systems’, Power generation, Cogeneration, Fuel Cell, Sustentability in the Biofuel Production, ‘Thermoeconomic, Exergoeconomic Analysis’, Optimization of Power Plants – Design and Operation.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/1750154267305530

joseluz@feg.unesp.br

Marcia Justino Rossini Mutton (FCAV/Jaboticabal)

Biomass production for bioenergy.

Plant biology, metabolism, physiologic and adaptative responses of the environment, biotic (insect and diseases) and abiotic (drought and cold) stress responses. Yeast physiology, evolution, must sterilization by microwaves and ultrasound treatment. Agriculture. Plant physiology. Genetic improvement. Plant genomics.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/2663920223082171

mjrmut@fcav.unesp.br

Michel Brienzo (IPBEN/Rio Claro)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines: Biorefinery and green chemistry. Projects dedicated to biomass recalcitrance studies based on its chemical composition and physicochemical properties. Pretreatment effects on the biomass properties and its influence on the enzymatic digestibility.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8251885707409794

mbrienzo@ipben.unesp.br

Nelson Ramos Stradiotto (IQ/Araraquara)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Development of analytic methods for the production and quality control of biofuels. Certification studies. Basic sciences. Biofuels quality.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/0072173018005712

nrstradi@iq.unesp.br

Pedro de Oliva Neto (FCL/Assis)

Biomass production for bioenergy. Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Development of fermentation control processes. Preparation of biofuels for the 2nd generation technologies.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4638952263502744

poliva@assis.unesp.br

Ricardo Alan Verdu Ramos (FEIS/Ilha Solteira)

Biorefinery, biofuels and engines.

Electricity from cane biomass, cogeneration. Energy conversion.

Résumé: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4582822311318387

ramos@dem.feis.unesp.br