Biorefineries

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 [...]

UDT will execute 3 Fondef IDeA projects in the area of biomaterials

By |2021-03-26T14:23:24-03:00September 1, 2020|Bioenergy, Biomaterials, Bioproducts, Biorefineries|

Bioactive materials, elastomers and containers and packaging are the lines of research, in which 3 projects were awarded by UDT within the 2020 Fondef IDeA I+D contest, 2 as the main institution and 1 as an associate.

Cellulose nanofibers: powerful lightweight and strong material

By |2020-01-30T09:00:38-03:00January 20, 2020|Bioeconomy, Biomaterials, Bioproducts, Biorefineries|

One of the consequences of the communication digitalization is that less paper is used for printing and writing. In parallel, new uses for cellulose are being investigated, which, as nanofibers, is a promising reinforcing additive from different materials. 

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