Closing ceremony for the ligno-cellulose microfiber reinforced elastomer project

By |2023-07-13T15:38:41-04:00March 23, 2023|Bioeconomy, Biomaterials, Biorefineries, Event|

On Wednesday, March 15, the Closing Ceremony of the Fondef Project ID20I10186: "Development of a high performance elastomeric material, using ligno-cellulose microfibers as a non-conventional reinforcing agent, from the excess fines of the paper process, for use in the manufacture of industrial products" was held in the auditorium of the Technological Development Unit. The project [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Solid biofuels and water and odor decontaminating carbons are developed with waste from the olive oil industry.

By |2022-01-07T16:45:54-03:00December 28, 2021|Bioeconomy, Bioenergy, Biorefineries|

The oil extraction process generates some 70,000 tons of alperujo, organic waste that is currently used directly as fertilizer and, to a lesser extent, as fuel. The Technological Development Unit (UDT) of the Universidad de Concepción with the collaboration of ChileOliva, AChBiom and the companies Terramater and Acacios, are making progress in creating activated carbons [...]

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 [...]

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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