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Dec 15, 2017

I2SM Mexico 2018

The 6th Edition of the I2SM international conference on Sediment Management will be heldt in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. Don't loose the chance to join us and submit your abstract. Have a look on the official Flyer and download the full information HERE.

Dec 7, 2017

Have a look on our last publication in Biotechnology Letters

Check out our new publication in Springer's Biotechnology Letters. Here we showed that granular mesophilic sludge can be used to treat agroindustrial effluents under thermophilic conditions without requiring sequential temperature increases (usually long and tedious procedures). One-step temperature increase from 35°C to 55°C led to improvements in methane production.

Nov 28, 2017

Finishing the research stay in Valencia

Great time with the colleagues from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Valencia. Besides working hard, we spent some time for fun!! Here some nice pics

Nov 7, 2017

Great time in the University of Valencia

Guillermo is doing a 1-month research stay at the University of Valencia with the Environmental Engineering Research Group GI2AM - Department of Chemical Engineering. We continue this productive collaboration working on biogas purification technologies.

Sep 20, 2017

Have a look on our new paper

Check out our new paper in Wiley's Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology

There is a lack of kinetic data of microalgal cultures. However, such information is quite relevant for the design and optimization of microalgal-based processes such as biogas upgrading technologies and CO2 removal from flue gases. Here we present a simple and reliable methodology to perform the kinetic characterization of microalgal cultures.

Aug 3, 2017

Great time in Spain!!

Great time in Coruña where we attended the 7th Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control and Bioenergy Conference. We also presented the current reseach lines of the Engineering Institute of UNAM - Juriquilla Academic Unit at the University of Valladolid. Here some pictures.

Jul 6, 2017

We had a great time in the XVII National Biotech & Bioeng Conference

Puerto Vallarta was the perfect place for the conference, where we coordinated the Environmental Biotechnology Simposium. Thanks to the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering for the kind invitation. Here some pictures:

Jun 22, 2017

Available the program of the XVII National Biotechnology & Bioengineering SMBB

Check out the Program of the XVII National Biotechnology & Bioengineering conference of the SMBB. Join us in the Environmental Biotechnology Symposium the Wednesday 28, 11:30-13:30 h at Siqueiros Hall. Here you can see the keynote speakers of the EB symposium:  

May 16, 2017

Have a look on our new paper in Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology

Our recently accepted paper in Wiley's Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology reports that the height-to-diameter ratio in biotrickling filters should be optimized to enhance their mixing and mass transfer performance. This work was the result of our collaboration with the University of Valencia and the Mexiquense University

Effect of the height-to-diameter ratio on the mass transfer and mixing performance of a biotrickling filter

May 9, 2017

New research focused on the purification of biogas highly laden with H2S

Wine industry in Mexico is growing each year and wine vinasses constitute an excelent source for biogas production. However, the resulting biogas is highly laden with H2S. To enable the use of this biogas for energy generation we are currently running innovative high-rate desulfuration systems. Keep in touch with us if you are interested in this research line!

Dec 13, 2016

Nice time in CINVESTAV

Graduated students meeting of the Department of Biotechnology & Bioengineering at CINVESTAV in Mexico City. It was a great pleasure to see professors and colleagues. We were discussing on the challenges this prestigious institution is facing towards maintaining the highest level in its programs.


Dec 5, 2016

Great time in Guadalajara

We had a nice time in Guadalajara Mexico during the meeting of the Gaseous Biofuels Cluster of the Mexican Center for Energy Innovation (CEMIE-BIO). Impossible to lose the opportunity of tasting the local "Birria", a typical dish of Jalisco. 

Nov 17, 2016

Our new chapter is part of the book "Biodegradation and Bioconversion of Hydrocarbons", belonging to the prestigious Environmental and Physics Series of Springer.

[Download the book contents here]

Nov 8, 2016

Have you checked our new paper?

Our new paper in Chemical Engineering Journal addresses the potential of TPPBs for the treatment of styrene-laden air. For the first time, industrial-grade silicone oil was tested in a 3rd Generation TPPB operated as a biotricklign filter. Very interesting conclusions were reached towards the design of full-scale TPPBs for air pollution control.
This work was carried out at the facilities of the Dept. of Chemical Enginering - University of Valencia with our colleagues from the GIAM Research Group.   

Sep 8, 2016

Have a look on our new paper published in Biotechnology Letters

Have you checked out our new paper? It contains useful information for those who want to improve the methanogenic potential of dairy cow manure.


Jul 15, 2016

Check out the new issue of "BIOTECNOLOGÍA EN MOVIMIENTO"

"Biotecnología en Movimiento" is the scientific diffusion magazine of the Institute of Biotechnology belonging to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Have a look on this great material for Spanish speaking researchers.

Jun 1, 2016

Prof. Ordaz visiting our facilities at the Agrarian Engineering School

Prof. Alberto Ordaz from the Mexiquense University will perform a 1-month research stay in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Environmental Technology at the Soria campus. Welcome Alberto!!