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BRAF - Bioraffinerie alimentate con biomasse residuali




The research activity concerns the study of residual biomass as a renewable source for high added-value chemicals. In particular, biomass derived products for industry are investigated in place of compounds from fossil sources. The aim is the development of a biorefinery for waste valorization.  Residual biomass include municipal waste, agricultural residues and food wastes. The two main research topics are:

1)       Isolation and characterization of humic-like substances from residual biomass and their application in place of commercial compounds. These substances are characterized by NMR, FT-IR, ICP AES. They can be employed as fertilizers, emulsifiers, for soil remediation, and for the synthesis of new biopolymers, as described in the following figure: 



2) Enabling technologies for biomass valorization: biomass is converted into high added-value products through microwave-assisted processes or with ultrasound. These new technologies allow milder reaction conditions and decrease the reaction time, with respect to the conventional ones. Biomass derived products such as green solvents, platform chemicals and biopolymers can be obtained with more sustainable processes. In addition, biobased products can be further  into other chemicals or used as solvents for microwave-assisted reactions. Batch conditions are then transferred to flow experiments, paving the way for industrial scale-up.


Prodotti della ricerca

Tabasso, Silvia, Gaudino, Emanuela Calcio, Acciardo, Elisa, Manzoli, Maela, Giacomino, Agnese, Cravotto, Giancarlo (2019)
Microwave-Assisted Dehydrogenative Cross Coupling Reactions in γ-valerolactone with a Reusable Pd/β-cyclodextrin Crosslinked Catalyst.

Manzoli, Maela, Calcio Gaudino, Emanuela, Cravotto, Giancarlo, Tabasso, Silvia, Nasir Baig, R B , Colacino, Evelina, Varma, Rajender S (2019)
Microwave-assisted Reductive Amination with Aqueous Ammonia: Sustainable Pathway using Recyclable Magnetic Nickel-based Nano-catalyst.

Calcio Gaudino, Emanuela, Cravotto, Giancarlo, Manzoli, Maela, Tabasso, Silvia (2019)
From waste biomass to chemicals and energy via microwave-assisted processes.

Montoneri, Enzo, Fabbri, Gloria, Grillo, Giorgio, Tabasso, Silvia, Cravotto, Giancarlo, Quagliotto, Pierluigi, Baglieri, Andrea, Boero, Valter, Negre, Michèle (2019)
Mild Hydrogenation of Urban Biowaste Hydrolysates to Biopolymers with Improved Properties.

Tabasso, Silvia, Mariatti, Francesco, Grillo, Giorgio, Boffa, Luisa, Tibaldi, Pier Silvio, Cravotto, Giancarlo (2019)
Sustainable Microwave-Assisted Aerobic Oxidation of Tomato Plant Waste into Bioaromatics and Organic Acids.

Negre, Michèle, Montoneri, Enzo, Antonini, Massimiliano, Grillo, Giorgio, Tabasso, Silvia, Quagliotto, Pierluigi, Berto, Silvia, Mendichi, Raniero, Cravotto, Giancarlo, Baglieri, Andrea (2018)
Product yield, quality and energy in the hydrolysis of urban bio-waste compost from laboratory-scale runs.

Emanuela Calcio Gaudino, Silvia Tabasso, Giorgio Grillo, Giancarlo Cravotto, Thomas Dreyer, Gerhard Schories, Sven Altenberg, Lilija Jashina, Galina Telysheva (2018)
Wheat straw lignin extraction with bio-based solvents using enabling technologies.

Nisticò, Roberto, Tabasso, Silvia, Magnacca, Giuliana, Jordan, Thomas, Shalom, Menny, Fechler, Nina (2017)
Reactive Hypersaline Route: One-Pot Synthesis of Porous Photoactive Nanocomposites.

Tommasi, Elena, Cravotto, Giancarlo, Galletti, Paola, Grillo, Giorgio, Mazzotti, Matilde, Sacchetti, Gianni, Samorã¬, Chiara, Tabasso, Silvia, Tacchini, Massimo, Tagliavini, Emilio (2017)
Enhanced and Selective Lipid Extraction from the Microalga P. tricornutum by Dimethyl Carbonate and Supercritical CO2Using Deep Eutectic Solvents and Microwaves as Pretreatment.

Tabasso, Silvia, Calcio Gaudino, Emanuela, Rinaldi, Laura, Ledoux, Audrey, Larini, Paolo, Cravotto, Giancarlo (2017)
Microwave-assisted, ligand-free, direct C–H arylation of thiophenes in biomass-derived γ-valerolactone.

Molinaro, Francesco, Mozzetti Monterumici, Chiara, Ferrero, Aldo, Tabasso, Silvia, Negre, Michèle (2016)
Bioherbicidal activity of a germacranolide sesquiterpene dilactone from Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.

Silvia, Tabasso, Giorgio, Grillo, Diego, Carnaroglio, Emanuela, Calcio Gaudino, Giancarlo, Cravotto (2016)
Microwave-Assisted -Valerolactone Production for Biomass Lignin Extraction: A Cascade Protocol.

Calcio Gaudino, E , Carnaroglio, D , Mantegna, S , Tabasso, S , Moreira, E M , Cravotto, G (2016)
Fuel desulfurization/denitrification via adsorption or extraction: a complementary approach to oxidative treatments.

Rovero, Alessandro, Vitali, Marco, Rosso, Daniele, Montoneri, Enzo, Chitarra, Walter, Silvia, Tabasso,, Ginepro, Marco, Lovisolo, Claudio (2015)
international Journal of agronomy and agricultural research.

Cintas, Pedro, Tagliapietra, Silvia, Caporaso, Marina, Tabasso, Silvia, Cravotto, Giancarlo (2015)
Enabling technologies built on a sonochemical platform: Challenges and opportunities.

S Tabasso, S Berto, R Rosato, J A Tafur Marinos, M Ginepro, V Zelano, P G Daniele, E Montoneri (2015)
Chemical modeling of acid-base properties of soluble biopolymers derived from municipal waste treatment materials.

Franzoso Flavia, Tabasso Silvia, Antonioli Diego, Montoneri Enzo, Persico Paola, Laus Michele, Mendichi Raniero, Negre Michele (2015)
Films made from poly(vinyl alcohol-co-ethylene) and soluble biopolymers isolated from municipal biowaste.

Ingrid Corazzari, Roberto Nisticò, Francesco Turci, Maria Giulia Faga, Flavia Franzoso, Silvia Tabasso, Giuliana Magnacca (2015)
Advanced physico-chemical characterization of chitosan by means of TGA coupled on-line with FTIR and GCMS: Thermal degradation and water adsorption capacity.

Flavia Franzoso, Diego Antonioli, Enzo Montoneri, Paola Persico, Silvia Tabasso, Michele Laus, Raniero Mendichi, Michele Negre, Carlos Vaca-Garcia (2015)
Films made from poly(vinyl alcohol-co-ethylene) and soluble biopolymers isolated from postharvest tomato plant.

Flavia Franzoso, Damiano Causone, Silvia Tabasso, Diego Antonioli, Enzo Montoneri, Paola Persico, Michele Laus, Raniero Mendichi, Michele Negre (2015)
Films Made from Poly Ethylene-Co-Acrylic Acid and Soluble Biopolymers Sourced from Agricultural and Municipal Biowaste.

S Tabasso, D Carnaroglio, E Calcio Gaudino, G Cravotto (2015)
Microwave, ultrasound and ball mill procedures for bio-waste valorisation.

Diego Carnaroglio, Silvia Tabasso, Beata Kwasek, Dariusz Bogdal, Emanuela Calcio Gaudino, Giancarlo Cravotto (2015)
From Lignocellulosic Biomass to Bio-based Lactic - Glycolic Acid oligomers: a gram-scale microwave-assisted protocol.

Adriana K N Vargas, Alessandra Bianco Prevot, Enzo Montoneri, Galo Carrillo Le Roux, Piero Savarino, Roberta Cavalli, Roberto Guardani, Silvia Tabasso (2014)
Use of Biowaste-Derived Biosurfactants in Production of Emulsions for Industrial Use.

Baglieri A, Cadili V, Mozzetti Monterumici C, Gennari M, Tabasso S, Montoneri E, Nardi S, Negre M (2014)
Fertilization of bean plants with tomato plants hydrolysates. Effect on biomass production, chlorophyll content and N assimilation.

Silvia Tabasso, Enzo Montoneri, Diego Carnaroglio, Marina Caporaso, Giancarlo Cravotto (2014)
Microwave-assisted flash conversion of non-edible polysaccharides and post-harvest tomato plant waste to levulinic acid.




Ultimo aggiornamento: 24/07/2019 15:35