Projects and funding
Aalto seed funding for a novel biorefinery (2014 – 2017)
Prehydrolysis-GVL pulping (2018 – 2019)
FinnCERES: GVL Biorefinery (2018 – 2021)
Aalto University, School of Chemical Engineering
Finnish Bioeconomy Cluster (FIBIC) via Advanced cellulose to Novel Products (ACEL) program
Major companies in the forestry sector
Academy of Finland via FinnCERES Flagship program
Personal grants from Forest Products Engineers association, Walter Ahlström foundation and Jenni & Antti Wihuri Foundation.
Vapor–liquid equilibria, excess enthalpy, and density of aqueous γ-valerolactone solutions, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2016, 61(2): 881 – 890. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jced.5b00724
Solubility of organosolv lignin in gamma-valerolactone/water binary mixtures, ChemSusChem, 2016, 9(20): 2939 – 2947. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201600655
Wood biorefinery based on γ-valerolactone/water fractionation, Green Chem., 2016, 18 (20): 5466 – 5476. https://doi.org/10.1039/C6GC01692H
Effect of lignin on the morphology and rheological properties of nanofibrillated cellulose produced from γ-valerolactone/water fractionation process, Cellulose, 2018, 25 (1): 179 – 194. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-017-1602-5
Isobaric vapor-liquid equilibrium of furfural + γ-valerolactone at 30 kPa and isothermal liquid-liquid equilibrium of carbon dioxide + γ-valerolactone + water at 298 K, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 2018, 63 (12): 4381 – 4391. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jced.8b00451
Chemical recovery of γ-valerolactone/water biorefinery, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2018, 57 (44): 15147 – 15158. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03723
Stability of gamma-valerolactone under pulping conditions as a basis for process optimization and chemical recovery, Submitted, 2021.
High-purity dissolving pulp production from birch wood by γ-valerolactone/water fractionation and IONCELL-P process, Submitted, 2021
Wood biorefinery concept based on γ-valerolactone/water fractionation (Huy Quang Lê, 2018). https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/34508
γ-valerolactone fractionation of pine wood (Sherif Elsayed, 2016).
Assessing the performance of gamma-valerolactone (GVL) pulping on willow wood in dissolving pulp production (Koroliina von Hertzen, 2019).
Awards and Prizes
C.J. Jansson award 2017 for an outstanding scientific paper in the field of Bio Forest Industry.
Heinzel-Mondi-Sappi award 2017 for an outstanding 2016 publication on Pulping Process category.
Semifinalist (Top 50) in Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge 2018.
Andritz Oy Award 2019 for an outstanding 2018 thesis in the field of fiber production or modification.