Research lines

GENERAL LINE RESEARCHS

  • Organic Synthesis;
  • Analysis of fuels and oil derivatives;
  • Spectrometric and chromatographic methods.

 

LINES OF RESEARCH IN BIOENERGY AREA

  • Improvements of physical and chemical parameters of biodiesel and bioethanol;
  • Optimization of conditions for obtaining ethyl biodiesel using oil with potential production in Brazil;
  • Development, production and application derived from biomass as a feedstock for the energy sector;
  • Development of alternative analytical methods for the characterization and quality control of bio-ethanol and biodiesel, from different industrial processes;
  • Metrological reliability and harmonization of international and national standards for the characterization and quality control of bio-ethanol and biodiesel;
  • Development of analytical methods for determination of contaminants in automotive and industrial lubricants and insulating mineral oils;
  • Organic production of Hydrogen gas.

 

IMPACTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH LINES IN BIOENERGY AREA

  • Better utilization and reduction of petroleum consumption in the energy sector, and thus can provide this mineral resource for the most noble and essential purposes, given its chemical versatility;
  • Creating a front production with generation of employment and income in rural areas;
  • Biodiesel production and quality of bioethanol, as a primordial factor for their national and international acceptance;
  • Consolidation of the use of ethanol as a renewable raw material and self-sustaining, for biodiesel production, generating foreign exchange savings;
  • Bioethanol and biodiesel various profiles, compatible with the specifications required by the market or exceeding those specifications;
  • Providing analytical methodology, metrologically reliable for characterization and control of bioethanol and biodiesel quality with national and international acceptance;
  • Bioethanol and biodiesel various profiles, compatible with the specifications required by the market or exceeding those specifications;
  • Eliminating technological gaps in the chain of production and characterization and quality control of biodiesel and bioethanol;
  • Foreign exchange savings for the country by the provision of biodiesel and bioethanol good quality to the domestic market;
  • Biodiesel availability and good quality bioethanol market prolonging the service life of engines and generating savings for users;
  • Carbon credit acquisition by country, by replacing fossil fuels with biodiesel and bioethanol;
  • Contribution to the production and use of biodiesel and bioethanol, focused on social inclusion and generation of employment and income;
  • Reduction of global warming and reduction of toxic gases into the atmosphere through the use of biodiesel and good quality bioethanol;
  • Production of scientific and technological papers published in national / international journals and conferences and published in technical and scientific meetings;
  • IQ-Unesp’s contribution to the consolidation of bioenergy research area in the state of São Paulo.