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He obtained his PhD in Chemistry (Physical Chemistry) at the University of Campinas (Brazil) with focus on computational chemistry of biomolecular systems. After holding a post-doctoral position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL-USA), he's now a post-doc fellow at the University of Campinas. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
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The bagasse of sugar cane is an abundant biomass from Brazilian agroindustry, which holds a promising venue for the production of second-generation ethanol. One of the major challenges in the development of a sustainable means of obtaining biofuels and other valuable chemicals from sugar cane bagasse and other biomass feedstocks is the recalcitrance of the lignocellulosic cell walls to ...
Lignocellulosic biomass from sugar-cane is a high-valued material for the obtantion of biofuels. The best route for converting such biomass into fermentable sugars is the enzymatic catalysis, which is the most expensive step of the whole process. In order to make such processes more efficient and viable is necessary to enhance our understanding of the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. ...
Lignocellulosic biomass constitutes an enormous source of biopolymers that can be used for producing biofuels and valuable chemicals. Due to the plant cell walls' natural resistance against degradation (recalcitrance), enzymatic cocktails currently employed to depolymerize its components are not effective on broad-scale applications. Lignin-carbohydrate complexes (LCC) - covalent links ...
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SILVEIRA, Rodrigo Leandro. Aspectos moleculares da degradação de biomassa lignocelulósica : dinâmica de enzimas e nanoarquitetura de paredes celulares de plantas. Tese (Doutorado) - Instituto de Química. Universidade Estadual de Campinas. (10/08680-2)