Academic Studies & Degrees

  • National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering; Diploma of Chemical Engineering (Dipl. Eng., 1972); Diploma Thesis on an environment-friendly industrial process development.
  • National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Doctorate in Chemical Engineering (Dr. Eng., June 1976); Doctoral Thesis on multi-purpose industrial utilization of agricultural wastes.
  • Athens University, Department of Economics, Law School, B.Sc. in Economics (1978); electives: development economics.
  • Pantion University of Economic & Social Sciences (Athens), Regional Development Institute, M.Sc. in Regional Science (1979); Dissertation on the role of nonfood utilization of biological resources for sustainable development.
  • University of Pannonia (Veszprem, Hungary), Honorary Doctorate on Bioresource Engineering, Doctor honoris causa (Dr. Hon, June 1996).

 

Other Education & Training

  • SHELL Oil Refinery, Pernis-Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Technical training in the petrochemical industry, Summer 1971.
  • “Demokritos” Research Center, Athens, GR, Summer School on Advanced Science Topics, Summer 1972.
  • Greek Army Training Center, Lamia, GR, Technical training as a supply and materials officer; Summer 1975.
  • UNDP - WHO, Training Course in Industrial Pollution Control, Athens, GR, Summer 1977.
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, Graduate courses in chemical and biochemical engineering, 1980-1981.

 

Professional Academic & Research Career

  • National Technical University of Athens, Department of Chemical Engineering; Senior Faculty Member, Director of the Laboratory of Organic & Environmental Technologies (LORET), Head of the Bioresource Technology Unit (BTU). Activities: R&D on bioresources technologies and management for sustainable development; teaching biomass utilization and “clean technologies”; member of the NTUA Research Committee (1993-2016).
  • University of Foggia, STAR*AgroEnergy Research Group, Foggia, Italy; Research Fellow. Activities: Research on Green Chemistry/ Green Engineering to provide feasible and sustainable technological solutions for the conversion of biomass feedstocks to energy and material vectors, in the frame of regional biobased development (Sept. 2013 – Sept 2014).
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development, Boston, MA, USA; Visiting Scholar. Activities: Research on the emergence of knowledge-based economies and societies; bio-based systems; follow-up on the Greek Technology Foresight project (Jan. – Mar. 2006).
  • University of Texas, IC2 (= Innovation, Creativity and Capital) Institute, Austin, TX, USA; Visiting Scholar. Activities: Research on the emergence of knowledge-based economies and societies; innovation models; follow-up on the Greek Technology Foresight project; organization of the 9th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation “Science, Society and Sustainability”, Santorini, GR, June 2006 (Oct. – Dec. 2005).
  • European Commission (EC), DG XII; Seconded National Expert in Strategic Analysis of Science & Technology (SAST Unit), Brussels, Belgium. Activities: R&D management at all levels (from conception to follow-up); co-ordination of strategic studies on priority areas of EC Science & Technology policy: Innovation in Agrobiotechnology; “horizontal” involvement of many EC Services (1991-1993).
  • Universite de Sherbrooke, Biomass Research Laboratory, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada; Visiting Professor, through a fellowship of the Canadian Research Council. Activities: European - Canadian R&D collaboration on process development for nonfood utilization of agricultural biomass (April 1991).
  • University of California, Energy & Resources Group, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.; Senior Fulbright Research Scholar. Activities: research on the use of renewable energies for local development; analysis of energy-agriculture and environment-energy interactions (Ian.-Mar. 1991).
  • University of Pannonia - Veszprem, Department of Chemical Engineering Science, Veszprem, Hungary; Visiting Professor, in the framework of a Greek - Hungarian bilateral research collaboration programme. Activities: Greek-Hungarian R&D co-operation on biomass and waste utilization for industry and energy; seminar on renewable resources engineering (Sept.-Dec. 1990).
  • National Technical University of Athens, Department of Chemical Engineering, Division of Process & Product Development; Faculty Member. Activities: courses on biochemical engineering, industrial processes, biomass technology; research on engineering and economics of biological resources; establishment and operation of the Bioresource Technology Unit (BTU, 1981-1990).
  • Technological Institute of Pireaus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pireaus, GR; Adjunct Professor of renewable resources. Activities: teaching and training on renewable energy resources and their utilization; responsible for biomass and wastes (1987-1988).
  • Purdue University, School of Chemical Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A.; Visiting Assistant Professor. Activities: teaching process analysis, process design and control, engineering economics; research on biomass conversion and technical thermodynamics (1980-1981).
  • NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Organic and Environmental Technology; Junior Faculty Member. Activities: research on process & product development; energy, environmental and technico-economic aspects; teaching organic chemical technologies (1976-1979).
  • NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Organic and Environmental Technology; researcher. Activities: development of a new process for the industrial utilization of agricultural residues, in collaboration with a Swiss agro-industry and a French research centre (1972-1976).

 

Research Positions & Fellowships

  • Greece, National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering; bioresource technologies and management for sustainable development (1993-2016).
  • Italy, University of Foggia, STAR*AgroEnergy Research Group, Foggia, Green Chemistry/ Green Engineering (Sept. 2013 – Sept 2014).
  • USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Technology, Policy and Industrial Development, Boston, MA, Emergence of knowledge-based economies and societies; bio-based systems; follow-up on the Greek Technology Foresight project (Jan. – Mar. 2006).
  • USA, University of Texas, IC2 (= Innovation, Creativity and Capital) Institute, Austin, TX; innovation models; follow-up on the Greek Technology Foresight project (Oct. – Dec. 2005).
  • Belgium, European Commission (EC), DG XII; Seconded National Expert in Strategic Analysis of Science & Technology (SAST Unit), Brussels; strategic studies on priority areas of EC Science & Technology policy: Innovation in Agrobiotechnology (1991-1993).
  • Canada, Universite de Sherbrooke, Biomass Research Laboratory, Sherbrooke, Quebec, process development for nonfood utilization of agricultural biomass (April 1991).
  • USA, University of California, Energy & Resources Group, Berkeley, CA; use of renewable energies for local development; analysis of energy-agriculture and environment-energy interactions (Ian.-Mar. 1991).
  • Hungary, University of Pannonia - Veszprem, Department of Chemical Engineering Science, Veszprem; biomass and waste utilization for industry and energy; renewable resources engineering (Sept.-Dec. 1990).
  • Greece, National Technical University of Athens, Department of Chemical Engineering, Division of Process & Product Development; engineering and economics of biological resources; establishment and operation of the Bioresource Technology Unit (1981-1990).
  • Greece, Technological Institute of Pireaus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pireaus; renewable energy resources and their utilization; biomass and wastes (1987-1988).
  • USA, Purdue University, School of Chemical Engineering, West Lafayette, Indiana; biomass conversion and technical thermodynamics (1980-1981).
  • Greece, NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Organic and Environmental Technology; process & product development; energy, environmental and technico-economic aspects (1976-1979).
  • Greece, NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Organic and Environmental Technology; development of a new process for the industrial utilization of agricultural residues, in collaboration with a Swiss agro-industry and a French research centre (1972-1976).
  • The Netherlands, SHELL Oil Refinery, Pernis-Rotterdam, petrochemical industry, Summer 1971.

 

Research Activities

Field                           Since 1972, systematic R&D on the engineering, economics & managerial aspects of the utilization of biological raw materials, particularly organic solid wastes and agricultural biomass, mainly for non-food purposes, and the design of integrated production systems for local/regional sustainable development, especially in resource-limited and less developed areas. Topics: bioresources, biorefineries, plant fibres, bioethanol, bioenergy, biosystems; also, related educational research.
Group                         

Since 1985, establishment and operation at NTUA of a specialized R&D unit, the Bioresource Technology Unit (BTU), active in the above defined field, and staffed with about 10 engineers and other scientists.

Establishment and Director of META - MEthodologies for Technology Analysis - a joint research unit of NTUA and the Athens University of Economics & Business, focusing on technology assessment and related policy questions (1995 - 2000).

Projects  

   Since 1972, Principal Investigator, Group Leader or Project Co-ordinator in more than 100 research projects in the above-defined field, financially supported by various national and international organizations, including the following.

National          

National Research Foundation; Empirikion Foundation; General Secretariat for Research & Technology; Ministry of Youth; Center for Planning and Economic Research; Greek Productivity Center; Center for Renewable Energy Sources; various Greek Industries, local authorities, and other public and private organizations.

International  NESTEC, S.A., Switzerland; A.S. Onassis Foundation, Liechtenstein; European Commission (EC) R&D Programmes /Actions: FAST II/Alternative Uses for Land; Non-Nuclear Energies/Energy from Biomass; ECLAIR/Biorefining; Agro-Industrial Research/Non-food; JOULE/Biomass; COPERNICUS/ Collaboration with Central/Eastern Europe; Environment, Socio-economic research; Science & Technology for Developing Counties, SCIENCE; COMETT, LEDA, STRIDE, and TEMPUS EC Programmes; Greek-Hungarian, and Greek-French Bilateral Cooperation; National Research Foundation, USA; Fulbright Progamme, USA; National Research Council, Canada; UNESCO.
Networking         Systematic, project-based research collaborations with experts and groups in the European Union (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK); in Central/Eastern Europe (Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria); in developing counties (Nigeria, China, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico); and in the G7 group (USA, Canada). Co-ordinator or member in more than 10 international research networks focusing on various aspects of the field.

 

Consulting Activities

Topics:                        

Since 1972, professional consulting on technical, economic, environmental, energy-, employment- and development- (regional, rural) related questions and problems, particularly regarding large-scale utilization of renewable resources and wastes by the application of new conversion processes; work for industries, governmental agencies, public and private organizations, SMEs, and local authorities. Major examples of consulting and related professional work on the above-defined topics include the following:

  • National Co-ordinator, Programme: Technology Foresight in Greece, 2001-2021, General Secretariat of Research & Technology, 2001-2004.
  • Project manager, Optimizing waste treatment in an environmentally-sensitive area, Municipality of Vonitsa, Western Greece (1995-1996);
  • Project manager, Energy from agro-industrial wastes, Greek Productivity Centre, Integrated Mediterranean Programme for Crete (1987-1990);
  • Senior Consultant, Eco-development at the local level, Greek agencies, EC, UNESCO, UNDP (1984-1990);
  • Project manager, Local employment initiatives - SMEs and "soft" technologies for sustainable development, Greek Ministry of Youth, OECD, EC (1982-1985) 

 

Expert:                        

Contract-based and ad hoc work for various organizations, both national, including the General Secretariat for Research & Technology; the Ministries of Agriculture, Energy & Industry, Environment, and Youth; the Technical Chamber of Greece, etc; and international, including various services of the European Commission, Brussels, e.g., various DG XII Programmes, the Task Force for Human Resources; and DG XVII (Energy); UNIDO, Vienna; proposal and paper reviewer for many organisations, including the American Chemical Society; and the Italian and Austrian Ministries of Science and Research.

 

Published Scientific Work

Theses:                        

Author of  8 Dissertations and Monographs on specific critical aspects of bioresources utilization by “green” technologies. 

Refereed Papers:        

Author and co-author of more than 120 refereed scientific / technical papers published in high-level journals, including the following: Ind. Eng. Chem., AIChE J., Chem. Eng. Sci., Can. J. Chem. Eng., Cellulose Chem. Technol., Biomass & Bioenergy, Biotechnol. Bioeng., Biotechnol. Letters, Enzyme Microb. Tech., Bioresource Technology, Energy, Land Use Policy, Process Biochemistry, Agricultura y Sociedad (Madrid), Agricultural Reviews (Athens), Biofutur (Paris), Interciencia (Caracas); Technica Chronica (GR). Also as book chapters, in books by specialized publishers, including ACTA Press, Zurich; Elsevier, London; Dr. Junk, Dordrecht; TAPPI, Atlanta; Wiley, New York; Smithers; and Blackie, London.

Proceedings:    

Author or co-author of more than 300 original scientific and technical research papers presented at more than 150 national and international Conferences, and published in their Proceedings.

Invited Papers:                

More than 25 invited papers published in international and national journals, and Conference Proceedings.

Books:                          

Six academic course books and notes, supporting corresponding major academic teaching activities (see above); i.e., on process dynamics, chemical processes, biochemical engineering, biomass utilization, “clean” industries, organic/environmental technologies.

Patents:                        

Holder of 20 international patents on agricultural waste utilization, and thermochemical biomass conversion to energy vectors.

Reviews:          

Author of more than 50 review, educational and synthetic articles, published in scientific journals and/or Conference Proceedings.

Informing the Public environment:

More than 40 articles, interviews, panel discussions, commentaries - the Public participations in special press (newspapers, magazines) and other media (radio, TV) "campaigns" on various scientific and technical issues and topics: biotechnology, renewable energies, industry, local development, etc.

 

Other Activities

Organizer - Chair:      

Member of the organizing/scientific committees and Conferences and other scientific and technical meetings; major examples include the Santorini 2006 ICTPI; the series of 3 European Conferences on Soft Energies at the Local Level (SELL); the European Symposia on Diffusion of Technologies for Regional Sustainable Development, and Modelling Biomass Systems.

Invited  Speaker:                      

More than 50 invited lectures and research seminars; also, invited  participant in more than 50 research-, innovation and policy-oriented workshops, working groups, and special committee meetings (about 50% international).

Editor:                          

Member of the Editorial/Advisory Boards of the following journals: Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, Hungarian Journal of Industrial Chemistry, International J. on Sustainable Development (G-NEST, Athens), Ecology & Environment. Editor of several Conference Proceeding volumes (see above), special issues of scientific journals, and the Book Series Enterprises – Technology – Society, published by Nea Grammata Publishers, Athens (5 titles so far appeared).

Reviewer:        

Scientific paper reviews for more than 10 scientific journals and conferences; research proposal reviews for several national and international research funding agencies and organizations.

Supervisor:      

Supervision of more than 30 Doctoral Theses at NTUA (completed) in collaboration with other Universities (France, Italy, Canada); examiner of 2 Doctoral Theses in French Universities (Toulouse, INA). Supervisor of more than 250 M.Sc. Theses at NTUA.

Societies:          

Member of more than 10 national and international scientific associations. Founding member of the national biotechnology (HEBIS), biomass, and technology assessment (ELETAS) societies. Vice-president (1987-1989) and president (1993-today) of HEBIS; vice-president (1996-1999) and president (2000-present) of ELETAS.

Other:                          

Professional film critic; member of the editorial board of the monthly review Modern Cinematography (Athens), and member of the National Film Critics Association (1973 - 1982).

 

Scholarships, Awards and Other Distinctions

  • Director, “Sustainability Policy and Practice: An Executive Re-training Programme” (SUPER), innovative MSc-level education for business and policy makers (2014-today)
  • Council Member, Hellenic Quality Assessment & Accreditation Agency (elected, 2014-2016)
  • Dean, School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA (elected, 2010-2013)
  • Head of NTUA’s (a) Bioresource Technology Unit (1985-today) and (b) Organic Technologies Laboratory (1994-2016); as well as (c) NTUA - Athens University of Business & Economics META (= Methodologies for Technology Analysis & Strategy) Programme (1995-2000)
  • Director of Studies, TECHNOSCOPE: Advanced Course on Technology Management & Strategy for Business Executives, Athens (1998-today)
  • Co-editor, Book Series “Enterprises-Technology-Society,” Publisher “Ellinika Grammata,” Athens, 2000-today (5 titles)
  • Member (2006-2008), and Chairperson (2008-2012) of the European Commission’s FP7 Advisory Group, Programme Area: Knowledge-Based BioEconomy (KBBE)
  • Chair, National Selection Committee for Patent Prizes, Industrial Property Organisation, Ministry of Development, 2001-2005
  • Founding Member (1987) and President (1995-2000), Hellenic Biotechnology Society
  • Founding Member (1994) and President (1998-2002), Hellenic Evaluation and Technology Assessment Society
  • International Committee Member, (a) International Conference Series on Technology Policy and Innovation (ICTPI, 2006-today); Co-ordinator of the ICTPI-9, “Science, Society, Sustainability”, Santorini, 2006; (b) Sorrento Meetings for Development (2013-)
  • National Coordinator, Technology Foresight Programme, General Secretariat for Research & Technology, 2001-2005 (20 Working Groups, 5000 participants, 100 meetings)
  • Technology Foresight in Greece, Co-ordinator of the Biotechnology Panel (2002-2005)
  • Invited Expert, High Level Expert Group on Converging Technologies, European Commission, Brussels, 2004
  • Member, High Level Expert Group on Foresight, European Commission, 2001-2002
  • Bureau Member, European Renewable Energies Centers (EUREC) Agency, Brussels, 1998-2001
  • Rapporteur, Biotech Program Monitoring Panel, European Commission, 1997-1998
  • Seconded National Expert, Innovation in Agro-biotechnology, SAST (Strategic Analysis of Science & Technology) Unit, MONITOR Directorate, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 1991-1993
  • Senior Fulbright Research Scholar, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1991
  • Visiting Professor/Fellow Positions: Purdue U., USA (1980-1981); Technological U. of Pireus, GR (1987-1988); Veszprem U., Hungary (1990); Sherbrooke U., Canada (1991); U. of California, Berkeley, USA, 1991; U. of Texas, USA (2005); MIT, USA (2006); U. of Foggia, IT (2013-2014)
  • Invited speaker in more than 100 conferences, workshops and seminars (1976-today)
  • Organiser of more than 50 conferences, other meetings and events (1977-today)

 

Current Research Interests

  • Bio-economy and bio-society; bio-based development, with emphasis on bioresource technologies for non-food market outlets, i.e.,
  • Biomass utilization for energy (bioenergy, biofuels) and industry (fibre, chemicals)
  •  Biological systems engineering and management
  • Management of technology and innovation; strategic intelligence of technical change; development of policy- and decision-support systems, i.e.,
  • Technology assessment, evaluation, foresight, policy analysis
  • Sustainability analysis and optimal design of complex socio-technical systems
  • Publication of more than 120 refereed papers and more than 300 other papers that have received ca. 3000 citations; H-factor (google) 31; for more details, see:

http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=el&user=-GokiToAAAAJ&view_op=list_works

 

 

Recent Selected Publications

 

1. Grabarczyk, K. Urbaniec, E. Koukios, R. Bakker, and G. Vaccari, “Options for Sugar Beet Pretreatment for Hydrogen Fermentation”, Sugar Industry J., 136 (12), 784-790 (2011).

2. S. Karaoglanoglou, L.K. Diamantopoulou, R. Bakker, S. Lips, J.K. Hesselink, P.D. Skayannis, and E.G. Koukios, “Building sustainable biomass-to-biofuel systems: Prospects for biohydrogen generation in two EU regions”, Euro-Asian Journal of Sustainable Energy Development Policy, Vol. 4 No.2, 17-30 (2011).

3. G. Koukios, and V. Sardo, "A Novel Land-Energy Use Indicator for Energy Crops", Agroecology and Strategies for Climate Change, Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, 8, 135-147 (2012).

4. Karaoglanoglou, D. Koullas, L. Diamantopoulou, I.Panagiotopoulos, S. Papadaki, and E.G. Koukios, “Best practices for small-scale biomass-based energy applications in EU27: The case of fermentative biohydrogen generation technology”, Chemical Engineering Transactions, vol. 29, 1117-1122 (2012).

5. Agrafiotis, D., Koukios, E., and Maroulis, N., “Technology Foresight in Greece – Synthesis Report”, in: M. Hletsos and D. Agrafiotis (eds.), Scientific and Technological Foresight – Greece 2021, pp. 21-169, Pedio Publishers, Athens, 2014.

6. Koukios, E., “Technology Foresight in the Area of Biotechnologies”, in: M. Hletsos and D. Agrafiotis (eds.), Scientific and Technological Foresight – Greece 2021, pp. 405-438, Pedio Publishers, Athens, 2014.

7. Koukios, E.G., “Technology management for biobased economy: Mapping, dynamics, policies – The case of Greece”, in: Trzmielak, D. (ed.), Internationalisation, Innovation, Commercialisation and Technology Transfer, University Press Company, Lodz, 2015 – invited paper.

8. Koukios, E.G., “Knowledge-based Greening as a New Bioeconomy Strategy for Development: Agroecological Utopia or Revolution?”, in: Monteduro, M., Buongiorno, P., Di Benedetto, S., and Isoni A. (eds.), Law and Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary Dialogue, pp. 439-450, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2015.

9. A. Panagiotopoulos, L.S. Karaoglanoglou, D.P. Koullas, R.R. Bakker, P.A.M. Claassen, and E.G. Koukios, “Technical suitability mapping of feedstocks for biological hydrogen production”, J. Cleaner Production, Accepted for publication, 2015 (CLEPRO-D-14-01453R1).

10. Monteleone, M., Prosperi, M., and Koukios, E., “Unlocking Research Potentials and Regional Implications of Development”, in: Gibson, D., and Slovak, J. (eds.), Building Sustainable R&D Centers in Emerging Technology Regions, pp. 107-130, Masaryk University Press, Brno, 2015.

11. Sidiras, D., and Koukios, E.G., «The effect of payback time on solar hot water systems diffusion: The case of Greece», Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), 46, 269-280 (2005).

12. Georgopoulos, S. Th., Tarantili, P.A., Avgerinos, E., Andreopoulos, A.G., and Koukios, E.G., «Thermoplastic polymers reinforced with fibrous agricultural residues», Polymer   Degradation and Stability, 90, 303-312 (2005).

13. Koukios, E.G., I. Daouti-Koukios, D.P. Koullas, and E. Avgerinos, “Critical Parameters for Optimal Biomass Refineries: The Case of Biohydrogen”, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policies J., 12(2), 147-151 (2010).

14. Panagiotopoulos I.A., Bakker R.R., de Vrije T., Koukios E.G., Claassen P.A.M., “Pretreatment of sweet sorghum bagasse for hydrogen production by Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35, 7738-7727 (2010).

15. A. Panagiotopoulos, R.R. Bakker, M.A.W. Budde, T. de Vrije, P.A.M. Claassen, and E.G. Koukios, “Fermentative Hydrogen Production from Pretreated Biomass: A Comparative Study,” Bioresource Technology, 100, 6331-6338 (2011).

16. L. K. Diamantopoulou, L.S. Karaoglanoglou, and E.G. Koukios, "Biomass Cost Index: Mapping Biomass-to-Biohydrogen Feedstock Costs by a New Approach, "Bioresource        Technology, 102, 2641-2650 (2011).

17. I.A. Panagiotopoulos, Robert Bakker, Truus de Vrije, Ed van Niel, Emmanuel Koukios, and Pieternel Claassen, “Environmental Implications of Biofuels – Exploring Critical Factors for Fermentative Hydrogen Production from Various Types of Lignocellulosic Biomass”, J. of Japan Institute of Energy, 90(4), 363-368 (2011).

18. A. Panagiotopoulos, R.R. Bakker, T. de Vrije, and E.G. Koukios, “Effect of Pretreatment Severity on the Conversion of Barley Straw to Fermentable Substrates and the Release of Inhibitory Compounds”, Bioresource Technology, 102, 11204-11211 (2011).

19. Arvelakis, and E.G. Koukios, “Critical Factors for High Temperature Processing of Biomass from Agriculture and Energy Crops to Biofuels and Bioenergy”, WIREs Energy and Environment (Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews), 2012, doi 10.1002/wene.28 - invited paper.

20. A. Panagiotopoulos, G.D. Lignos, R.R. Bakker, and E.G. Koukios, “Effect of Low Severity Dilute-Acid Pretreatment of Barley Straw”, J. of Cleaner Production, 32, 45-51 (2012).

21. I.A. Panagiotopoulos, Robert Bakker, Truus de Vrije, Pieternel Claassen, and Emmanuel Koukios, “Dilute Acid Pretreatment of Barley Straw for Biological Hydrogen Production Using Caldicellulosiruptor sacchrolyticus”, International J. Hydrogen Energy, 37, 1727-11734 (2012).

22. A. Panagiotopoulos, L.S. Karaoglanoglou, D.P. Koullas, R.R. Bakker, P.A.M. Claassen, and E.G. Koukios, “Technical suitability mapping of feedstocks for biological hydrogen production”, J. Cleaner Production, 102, 521-528 (2015).

 

Selected Significant European Bioeconomy Research Projects

 

1. ICARUS: Innovative concepts for agricultural residues utilization for sustainable development, Programme of Science & Technology for Development (STD3), Contract No. TS3*-CT94-0283, European Coordinator.

2. EXTERNE: Εxternal costs of fuel cycles, JOULE Programme, Contract No. JOU2-CT92-0264, Partner in charge of biomass externalities in the EU.

3. BEACON: Evaluation of bioenergy applications: combining technical economic and ecological aspects in a new model (Biomass Toolkit), JOULE Programme, JOU2-CT92-0189, European Coordinator.

4. BIORAF: The whole crop biorefinery, ECLAIR Programme, Contract No. AGRE-CT92-0082, Partner in charge of the fibrous biomass biorefining (straw) of the pilot plant on the island of Bornholm.

5. Direct microbial bioconversion of pretreated lignocellulosic materials to fuel ethanol production, Non-Nuclear Energies Programme, Contract No. EN3B-0123-GR, European Coordinator.Prospects for non-food land use in Europe: Energy, fibre and chemicals from agro- and natural ecosystems, FAST Programme, Contract No. FST-099-GR, European Coordinator.

6. PRO-LAND: Best management practices for the productive/protective rehabilitation of forested sloping areas, Programme of Science & Technology for Development (STD3), Contract No. TS3*-CT93-0257, Partner in charge of bio-systems modeling.

7. BIO-PATH: Network on Bio-products from agricultural raw materials: Research & technological development towards high value added market outlets, PECO/Copernicus Programme, Cooperation with Central/Eastern European Countries, European Coordinator.

8. AFFLUENCE: Developing analytical methods from fluorescence spectra and video images with relevance to food and non-food agro-industrial engineering using new computer-based evaluation techniques, Agro- Industry Research (AIR2) Programme, Partner in charge of the non-food characterization (lignocellulosics).

9. NEXT GEN BIOFUEL: Producing next generation biofuels through the Fischer-Tropsch process utilising clean biomass deriving from the pre-treatment of agricultural biomass and waste, Marie Curie Grant, FP7-PEOPLE-ERG-2008, European Coordinator.