Use of Acidic Ion-Exchange Resins in the Transformation of Biomass into Biofuels


University of Barcelona

Fidel Cunill is Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at the University of Barcelona. He was the group leader of the Catalysis and Kinetics Applied Group at the Chemistry Faculty, Barcelona University. He was a visiting scientific at Groningen University and at Twente University, Netherlands. His main area of research is acid catalysis by ion-exchange resins on reactions such as etherification, dehydration, esterifications and oligomerization of olefins. He has published more than 140 research papers and three textbooks on Chemical Engineering. He has been the supervisor of 10 Ph.D. students. He has been  Dean of the Chemistry Faculty of Barcelona University.


Introduction Lignocellulose (65-85% of biomass) is an inexpensive non edible biomass that can be an excellent source of for biofuels and chemicals. These new fuels are called second generation biofuels or advanced biofuels.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Eliana Ramírez (University of Barcelona)
  2. Roger Bringue (University of Barcelona)
  3. Carles Fité (University of Barcelona)
  4. Montserrat Iborra (University of Barcelona)
  5. Javier Tejero (University of Barcelona)
  6. FIDEL CUNILL (University of Barcelona)

Topic Areas

Bioenergy and biofuels , Biomass conversion technologies


OS1b-A » Bioenergy and biomass conversion technologies (16:40 - Wednesday, 25th April, Auditorium)

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