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M A Martin Luengo, Speaker at Catalysis Conferences
Institute of Materials Science of Madrid, Spain
Title : Catalysis, chemical engineering and technology catalysis for renewable sources green chemistry


Sub-products from agroindustrial industries are being employed as renewable low cost raw materials in the design of Ecomaterials and substances for use in a number of processes of great interest. These materials can compete with conventional ones since a sustainable cycle is closed, in which the low (or null) cost residues of one industry are used as raw materials in the same or others.  This work is based on a multidisciplinary collaboration among several research groups and companies interested in the transformation of their residues into “value added materials and substances”. On these premises Various Research Projects have been and are being sponsored and Patents, Congresses and Publications presented. (Patent “Preparation of biocompatible materials from beer production waste and their uses”, PCT/ES2009/070475. Patent: Procedure to obtain multifunctional materials from sunflower oil productyion wastes. 201130303. Patent  “Procedure to obtain  an immobilised enzyme on a renewable support derived from agricultural residues”. 201330114). Renewable fine chemicals from rice and citric subproducts: Ecomaterials. Appl. Catal. B: Env. 106 (2011) 488. Preparation, characterization and in vitro osteoblast growth of waste-derived biomaterials. RSC Adv., 2014,4, 12630. Multivalorization of apple pomace towards materials and chemicals. Waste to wealth. Journal of Cleaner Production 143 (2017) 847. Three pathways to cleaner platform chemicals: Conventional, microwave and solar transformation of a by-product from the orange juice manufacturing process. Journal of Cleaner Production, 168 (2017) 746. Beverage waste derived biomaterials for tissue engineering. Green Chemistry 19 (2017) 4520. Environmentally friendly catalysts for improved cleaning of toluene-containing gaseous effluent. 

Audience Takeaway Notes:

  • Renewable biomaterials being used as matrices for tissue engineering
  • Catalytic conversion of wastes to biohydrogen and fine chemicals avoiding the need to use petroleum derivatives
  • Catalysts for environmental protection
  • Use of agriresidues and derivatives to water recycling. Drought fighting


M. A. Martin-Luengo (MAML), graduated in the University of Madrid (UAM, Spain), presented a Master on oxidation catalysts and phD on metal catalysts (Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain), worked with a CSIC Fellowship in England and Belgium and in 1987 was appointed Research Fellow of the UK Scientific Engineering Research Council to apply catalysis to design fuels. Since 1992 is Permanent Staff of the CSIC (Spain). Nowadays investigates environmental issues towards sustainability. MAML has assisted to more than 100 Congresses, published ca. 100 papers and patents and is member of the American Chemical Society (USA), the Spanish societies of Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry and Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).