Energy Research at the University of Washington

Renata Bura

Energy Research Area: Fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass and bioconversion natural products of into biofuels(bioethanol and biodiesel) and biochemicals (sugar alcohols, glycols).

Denman Professor in Pulp and Paper Science
Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources, College of the Enviroment
College of the Environment
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences

In my “Bioenergy and Biochemicals Lab” we work on separation of lignocellulosic biomass into the main components: cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin via various process; including pulping and steam pretreatmentaIn addition, we are develop processes to convert these biomass derived chemicals into high value products. The fractionated natural products are converted into biofuels and biochemicals via enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation. We also work on the development of the high throughput analytical method methods for measuring the progress of biomass to biochemicals conversion.

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Record last updated on November 28th 2011 PDT.