Publications

Publications in scientific journals (Οpen access)

Eleni Heracleous, Eleni Pachatouridou, Lin Louie, Deepak Dugar, Angelos A. Lappas, Efficient Route for the Production of Isoprene via Decarboxylation of Bio-mevalonolactone, ACS Catalysis, 2020, 10, 16, 9649–9661 (doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c01438)

Brett Russell, Jelle Kruijssen, Deepak Dugar, Sander Van Pelt, Stefaan Breestraat, Sanne Dekker, Lotta Regtop, Site-directed mutagenesis of xylR for release of catabolic repression in an industrial E. coli strain, to be submitted.

Presentations in conferences / meetings

E. Heracleous, E. Pachatouridou, B. Russell, B. Lee, D. Dugar, A.A.Lappas, A novel hybrid bio-thermochemical route for the production of bio-isoprene via decarboxylation of mevalonolactone (MVL), web conference: 28th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE), 6-9 July, 2020

Heracleous E., Engendahl B., Pachatouridou E., Lappas A., Bio-isoprene production via hybrid bio/thermochemical catalytic conversion of residual biomass, DECHEMA web conference: “NFDI4Cat: Digitalisation in Catalysis”, 16 June 2020

R. Verlinden, The scale-up route for fuels and chemicals from second generation biomass, The European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology 2019, Graz, Austria, 18-20 November, 2019.

H. Vleeming, R. Roelant, H. Keuken, Turning biotechnology development into an industrial application, poster presentation, The European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology 2019, Graz, Austria, 18-20 November, 2019.

H. Vleeming, R. Roelant, H. Keuken, Turning biotechnology development into an industrial application, oral presentation, The European Summit of Industrial Biotechnology 2019, Graz, Austria, 18-20 November, 2019.

Pachatouridou E., Heracleous E., Papapetrou M., Lappas A.A., Efficient Catalytic Conversion of Mevalonolactone to Isoprene over SiO2/Al2O3 Catalysts, 5th International Conference on Catalysis for Renewable Sources: Fuel, Energy, Chemicals, September 2-6, 2019, in Crete, Greece

Heracleous E.*, Pachatouridou E., Sustainable and efficient bio-chemical catalytic cascade conversion of residual biomass to high quality biopolymers, 14th European Congress on Catalysis, EuropaCat 2019, Aachen, Germany, 18 – 23 August, 2019

E. Heracleous, Catalysis in downstream processing for the cascade production of high added value biochemicals and biofuels, Keynote presentation, 14th European Congress on Catalysis, EuropaCat 2019, Aachen, Germany, 18 – 23 August, 2019.

Heracleous E., Pachatouridou E., Louie L., Bootwala, M., Dugar D., and Lappas A., Hybrid bio/thermochemical catalytic conversion of residual biomass to bio-isoprene via mevalonolactone as platform molecule, 2019 North American Catalysis Society Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, June 23-28, 2019

Pachatouridou E., Heracleous E., Lappas A.A., Hybrid bio/thermochemical catalytic conversion of residual biomass to bio-plastics, 12th National Conference in Chemical Engineering, Athens, Greece, May 29-31, 2019

E. Heracleous*, E. Pachatouridou, A.A. Lappas, Sustainable and Efficient Bio-Chemical Catalytic Cascade Conversion of Residual Biomass to High Quality Biopolymers, 7th ENMIX Workshop, Rome, Italy, April 3-4, 2019

E. Pachatouridou, E. Heracleous, A.A. Lappas, Sustainable and efficient bio-chemical catalytic cascade conversion of residual biomass to high quality biopolymers: Hydrogenolysis reaction of mevalonolactone (MVL) to 3-methyl-pentanediol (3MPD), 15th Panhellenic Symposium on Catalysis, 18-20 October, 2018, Ioannina, Greece

Eleni Heracleous, “CASE STUDY: The project _2020 BioCatPolymers - Production of Bioplastics from residual biomass”, Workshop by TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS: “We protect the environment: Certifications to ensure sustainability”, 9 October, 2018, Athens, Greece

Anne Kutz, “Alternative Feedstocks in the Polymer Industry: Status and Perspective”, International conference on Bio-based Materials, 15-16 May 2018, Cologne, Germany

Press releases

BioCatPolymers Project, Article in the 2020 Spring Edition of the European Energy Innovation Magazine, p25

Bioplastics from residual biomass, Article in Web-magazine “T-press Ecotec”, May 2018, p43



The BioCatPolymers project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 Programme of the EU, under Grant Agreement No 760802.