Danilo Escobar-Avello, postdoctoral researcher at UDT-CENAMAD, invited as editor of a special issue of a leading scientific journal in the forestry field.

By |2023-01-04T15:27:34-03:00January 4, 2023|Bioeconomy, Bioproducts, Biorefineries|

Danilo Escobar-Avello, postdoctoral researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and the Universidad de Concepción, has been invited to be an editor together with Dr. Jorge Santos from Portugal in the Special Issue of the journal "Forests", published by MDPI. This special issue will focus on the topic of "Preservation, protection and modification of [...]

UDT / CENAMAD researchers participate in the 15th World Congress on Polyphenol Applications

By |2022-11-03T11:21:26-03:00November 3, 2022|Bioeconomy, Bioproducts|

Gustavo Cabrera and Danilo Escobar, principal researcher and post doctoral researcher respectively of UDT and CENAMAD in the area of bioproducts, presented two papers at this congress, aimed at obtaining phenolic compounds from tree bark. The principal investigator of the National Center of Excellence for the Wood Industry (CENAMAD) and the Technological Development Unit (UDT), [...]

Ninth version of the Undergraduate Research Experience (REU)

By |2022-08-18T11:45:29-04:00August 18, 2022|Bioeconomy, Biomaterials, Bioproducts, Biorefineries|

During the past week, a delegation from the University of Maine of the United States from the Research Experience for Undergraduates program, REU, visited part of the Biobío Region. With this, the UDT initiative completes its ninth version. Since then, students from different areas of engineering have participated. "Our students have the opportunity to [...]

UdeC academics to develop natural anti-stain for lumber

By |2021-03-26T14:29:40-03:00November 24, 2020|Bioeconomy, Bioenergy, Biomaterials, Bioproducts, Biorefineries|

A from forestry waste, researchers from UDT and the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Oceanography hope to develop, thanks to Fondef Idea funding, a product that keeps wood free of fungi. Dr. Cecilia Fuentealba Becerra, a researcher at the Technological Development Unit, has been working for several years on research related to the use of [...]

The Circular Bioeconomy, a new production paradigm

By |2021-03-26T14:26:58-03:00November 9, 2020|Bioenergy, Bioproducts|

The "petroleum era" will sooner rather than later come to an end and will open the opportunity to move towards a circular and sustainable bioeconomy, in which production is done in an intelligent way and the need for new raw materials is minimized. This is the path followed by the Technological Development Unit, UDT, of [...]

UDT Innovations vs. COVID-19

By |2021-03-26T14:22:03-03:00September 28, 2020|Bioenergy, Biomaterials, Bioproducts, Biorefineries|

UDT, an applied research center in the field of bioeconomy, contributes to the new reality of living with the COVID-19 virus. Thus, it is working on 4 projects related to the pandemic. Alcohol gel is a sanitizing product that will be in everyone's backpacks, purses and pockets for a long time to come. It is [...]

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