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Research Teams and Lines

History of the Research Group

The research group "Development of chemical processes and products with low environmental impact", BIAPYP, (ref. 910717) is part of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of the Complutense University of Madrid and it was constituted under the program "Creation and Consolidation of Research Groups UCM" in 2005.

This research group currently deals with four different areas of expertise, the utilization of ionic liquids as solvents in aromatic separation processes, the integral use of lignocellulosic biomass: biorefining, and the formulation and characterization of biobased gel materials. Although its inception -which dates back to 1995- is to be found in the processing of lignocellulosic materials by different routes, without completely abandoning this field, the group has evolved, after an incursion into the field of supercritical fluids, towards the application of ionic liquids in different operations.