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EUBCE 2021 - Luis Jorge CRUZ REINA - Characterization of Colombian Cashew Nut Shell: Renewable Source of Valuable Chemicals

Characterization of Colombian Cashew Nut Shell: Renewable Source of Valuable Chemicals

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Technologies for Biomass Valorization and Production of Bio-Based Chemicals

Characterization of Colombian Cashew Nut Shell: Renewable Source of Valuable Chemicals

Short Introductive summary

Colombian cashew nut shells have not been characterized. However, this biomass has the potential to be used in a wide range of applications due to its chemical composition, thermal properties and amount of production. The cashew nut crops in colombia are increasing and it is expected that the harvested area will be two times more than now in the next years. This work seeks to perform a complete characterization of this biomass in order to present the potential of cashew nut production chain in Colombia.

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Luis Jorge CRUZ REINA

Universidad de Los Andes, Chemical Engineering Dpt.

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PhD researcher in chemical engineering. MSc in biotechnology area applied to lignocellulosic biomass feed-stock.

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Co-authors:

L. Cruz, Universidad de los andes, Bogotá, COLOMBIA
R. Sierra, Universidad de los andes, Bogotá, COLOMBIA
C. Carazzone, Universidad de los andes, Bogotá, COLOMBIA

Session reference: 3BV.10.10