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green open accessBattista, F.; Strazzera, G.; Valentino, F.; Gottardo, M.; Villano, M.; Matos, M.; Silva, F.; Reis, M. A. M.; Mata-Alvarez, J.; Astals, S.; Dosta, J.; Jones, R. J.; Massanet-Nicolau, J.; Guwy, A.; Pavan, P.; Bolzonella, D.; Majone, M. "New insights in food waste, sewage sludge and green waste anaerobic fermentation for short-chain volatile fatty acids production: A review" J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 10(5), 108319 (October 2022).

gold open access Munch, M., Buche, P., Dervaux, S., Breysse, A., Berthet, M.-A., David, G., Lammi, S., Rol, F., Viretto, A., Angellier-Coussy, H. "Biocomposites from poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) and lignocellulosic fillers: Processes stored in data warehouse structured by an ontology", Data in Brief, 42, 108191 (June 2022)

gold open access Werker, A., Lorini, L., Villano, M., Valentino, F., Majone, M., "Modelling mixed microbial culture polyhydroxyalkanoate accumulation bioprocess towards novel methods for polymer production using dilute volatile fatty acid rich feedstocks", Bioengineering, 9(3), 125 (March 2022)

Silva, F., Matos, M., Pereira, B., Ralo, C., Pequito, D., Marques, N., Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M., "An integrated process for mixed culture production of 3-hydroxyhexanoate-rich polyhydroxyalkanoates from fruit waste", Chemical Engineering Journal, 427, 131908 (1 January 2022)


green open accessJones, R. J.; Massanet-Nicolau, J.; Fernandez-Feito, R.; Dinsdale, R. M.; Guwy, A. J. "Fermentative volatile fatty acid production and recovery from grass using a novel combination of solids separation, pervaporation, and electrodialysis technologies" Biores. Technol. 342, 125926 (December 2021).

green open accessStrazzera, G.; Battista, F.; Andreolli, M..; Menini, M.; Bolzonella, D.; Lampis, S. "Influence of different household Food Wastes Fractions on Volatile Fatty Acids production by anaerobic fermentation" Biores. Technol. 335, 125289 (September 2021).

gold open accessAlfano, Sara; Lorini, Laura; Majone, Mauro; Sciubba, Fabio; Valentino, Francesco and Martinelli, Andrea. “Ethylic esters as green solvents for the extraction of intracellular polyhydroxyalkanoates produced by mixed microbial culturePolymers 13(16), 2789 (19 August 2021).

green open accessStrazzera, G.; Battista, F.; Tonanzi, B.; Rossetti, S.; Bolzonella, D.. "Optimization of short chain volatile fatty acids production from household food waste for biorefinery applications" Environ. Technol. Innov. 23, 101562 (August 2021).

Matos, M., Cruz, R.A.P., Cardoso, P., Silva, F., Freitas, E.B., Carvalho, G., Reis, M.A.M., "Combined Strategies to Boost Polyhydroxyalkanoate Production from Fruit Waste in a Three-Stage Pilot Plant", ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 9(24), 8270-8279 (21 June 2021)

Hassan,G.K., Jones, R.J., Massanet-Nicolau, J., Dinsdale, R., Abo-Aly, M.M., El-Gohary, F.A., Guwy, A., "Increasing 2 -Bio- (H2 and CH4) production from food waste by combining two-stage anaerobic digestion and electrodialysis for continuous volatile fatty acids removal", Waste Management, 129, 20-25 (15 June 2021) https://10.1016/j.wasman.2021.05.006.

green open accessPatterson, T., Massanet-Nicolau, J., Jones, R., Boldrin, A., Valentino, F., Dinsdale, R., Guwy, A., "Utilizing grass for the biological production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) via green biorefining: Material and energy flows", Journal of Industrial Ecology, 25(3) ,802-815 (June 2021)

green open accessAndreasi Bassi, S.; Boldrin, A.; Frenna, G.; Astrup, T. F. "An environmental and economic assessment of bioplastic from urban biowaste. The example of polyhydroxyalkanoate" Biores. Technol. 327, 124813 (May 2021).

gold open accessValentino, Francesco; Lorini, Laura; Pavan, Paolo; Majone, Mauro "Development of a biorefinery platform for urban waste valorisation into biogas and added-value products" Chem. Eng. Trans. 86, 13-18 (26 April 2021).

Notarfrancesco, S., Morselli, E., Martinez, G.A., Harasimiuk, W., Domingos, J.M.B., Negroni, A., Fava, F., Bertin, L., "Improved recovery of carboxylic acids using sequential cationic-anionic adsorption steps: A highly competitive ion-equilibrium model", Separation and Purification Technology, 261, 118253 (15 April 2021) https://10.1016/j.seppur.2020.118253.

gold open accessNeda Amanat, Bruna Matturro, Marta Maria Rossi, Francesco Valentino, Marianna Villano and Marco Petrangeli Papini «Assessment of long-term fermentability of PHA-based materials from pure and mixed microbial cultures for potential environmental applications ». Water, 13(7), 897 (25 March 2021).

gold open accessPaola Paliano, Giuliano Premier, Alan Guwy, Amandeep Kaur, Iain Michie, Mauro Majone and Marianna Villano «Simplified reactor design for mixed culture-based electrofermentation toward butyric acid production». Processes, 9(3), 417 (25 February 2021).

green open accessVidal-Antich, C.; Perez-Esteban, N.; Astals, S.; Peces, M.; Mata-Alvarez, J.; Dosta, J. "Assessing the potential of waste activated sludge and food waste co-fermentation for carboxylic acids production" Sci. Total Environ. 757, 143763 (25 February 2021).

gold open accessLaura Lorini, Andrea Martinelli, Giorgio Capuani, Nicola Frison, Maria Reis, Bruno Sommer Ferreira, Marianna Villano, Mauro Majone and Francesco Valentino «Characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoates produced at pilot scale from different organic wastes». Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol., 9, 628719 (18 February 2021).

green open accessAmandine Viretto, Nathalie Gontard, Hélène Angellier-Coussy «Urban parks and gardens green waste: A valuable resource for the production of fillers for biocomposites applications». Water Management, 120, 538-548 (1 February 2021).

green open accessDaniele Scarpi, Ivan Russo, Ilenia Confente, Benjamin Hazen «Individual antecedents to consumer intention to switch to food waste bioplastic products: a configuration analysis». Industrial Marketing Management, 93, 578-590 (February 2021).

gold open accessChiara Cavaliere, Anna Laura Capriotti, Andrea Cerrato, Laura Lorini, Carmela Maria Montone,Francesco Valentino, Aldo Laganà and Mauro Majone «Identification and quantification of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in polyhydroxyalkanoates produced from mixed microbial cultures and municipal organic wastes at pilot scale». Molecules, 26(3), 539 (21 January 2021).

green open accessSarah Notarfrancesco, Elena Morselli, Gonzalo A. Martinez, Weronica Harasimiuk, Joana M.B.Domingos, Andrea Negroni, Fabio Fava, Lorenzo Bertin «Improved recovery of carboxylic acids using sequential cationic-anionic adsorption steps: A highly competitive ion-equilibrium model». Separation purification technol., 261, 118253 (2021).


gold open accessEmma Incocciati, Roberto Lauri, Biancamaria Pietrangeli. «Innovative mixed microbial culture processes for PHA production at pilot scale: professional chemical risk assessment». Chemical Engineering Transactions 79 (April 1, 2020): 49-54.

green open accessRhiannon Chalmers Brown, Romain Tuffou, Jaime Massanet Nicolau, Richard Dinsdale, Alan Guwy. «Overcoming nutrient loss during volatile fatty acid recovery from fermentation media by addition of electrodialysis to a polytetrafluoroethylene membrane stack». Bioresource Technology, 301, 122543 (April 2020).

gold open accessCarmela Riccardi, Francesca Buiarelli, Federica Castellani, Patrizia Di Filippo, Laura Lorini, Mauro Majone, Mariana Matos, Donatella Pomata, Giulia Simonetti, Bruno Sommer Ferreira and Francesco Valentino. «Polychlorinated biphenyl profile in polyhydroxy-alkanoates synthetized from urban organic wastes». Polymers 12(3)  (14 March 2020)

green open accessGiulia Moretto, Ivan Russo, David Bolzonella, Paolo Pavan, Mauro Majone, Francesco Valentino. «An urban biorefinery for food waste and biological sludge conversion into polyhydroxyalkanoates and biogas». Water Research, 170, 115371 (March 2020).

green open accessMiriam Peces, Guillermo Pozo, Konrad Koch, Joan Dosta, Sergi Astals. «Exploring the potential of co-fermenting sewage sludge and lipids in a resource recovery scenario». Bioresource Technology, 300, 122561 (March 2020).


gold open accessIlenia Confente, Daniele Scarpi, Ivan Russo. «Marketing a new generation of bio-plastics products for a circular economy: The role of green self-identity, self-congruity, and perceived value». Journal of Business Research, 689, 765-773 (in press, online 24 November 2019).

green open accessLuigi di Bitonto, Sandro Menegatti, Carlo Pastore. «Process intensification for the production of the ethyl esters of volatile fatty acids using aluminium chloride hexahydrate as a catalyst». Journal of Cleaner Production, 239, 118122 (1 December 2019).

green open accessPaola Paiano, Miriam Menini, Marco Zeppilli, Mauro Majone, Marianna Villano. «Electro-fermentation and redox mediators enhance glucose conversion into butyric acid with mixed microbial cultures». Bioelectrochemistry, 130, 107333 (December 2019).

green open accessSimona Crognale, Barbara Tonanzi, Francesco Valentino, Mauro Majone, Simona Rossetti. «Microbiome dynamics and phaC synthase genes selected in a pilot plant producing polyhydroxyalkanoate from the organic fraction of urban waste». Science of The Total Environment, 689, 765-773 (1 November 2019).

gold open accessYen-Keong Cheah, Joan Dosta and Joan Mata-Alvarez. «Enhancement of volatile fatty acids production from food waste by mature compost addition». Molecules, 24(16), 2986 (17 August 2019).

gold open accessBeatriz Melendez-Rodriguez , Sergio Torres-Giner, Abdulaziz Aldureid, Luis Cabedo and Jose M. Lagaron. «Reactive melt mixing of poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate)/rice husk flour composites with purified biosustainably produced poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-co-3-Hydroxyvalerate)». Materials, 12(13), 2152 (4 July 2019).

green open accessFrancesco Valentino, Giulia Moretto, Marco Gottardo, Paolo Pavan, David Bolzonella, Mauro Majone. «Pilot-scale polyhydroxyalkanoate production from combined treatment of organic fraction of municipal solid waste and sewage sludge». Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58, 12149-12158 (10 June 2019).

green open accessGamal K. Hassan, Jaime Massanet-Nicolau, Richard Dinsdale, Rhys Jon Jones, M.M. Abo-Aly, Fatma A. El-Gohary, Alan Guwy. «A novel method for increasing biohydrogen production from food waste using electrodialysis». International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 44(29), 14715-14720 (7 June 2019).

green open accessGiulia Moretto, Francesco Valentino, Paolo Pavan, Mauro Majone, David Bolzonella. «Optimization of urban waste fermentation for volatile fatty acids production». Waste Management, 92, 21-29 (1 June 2019).

green open accessFrancesco Valentino, Giulia Moretto, Laura Lorini, David Bolzonella, Paolo Pavan, and Mauro Majone. «Novel routes for urban bio-waste management: a combined acidic fermentation and anaerobic digestion process for platform chemicals and biogas production». Journal of Cleaner Production, 220, 368-375 (20 May 2019).

gold open accessYen-Keong Cheah, Carme Vidal-Antich, Joan Dosta, Joan Mata-Álvarez. «Volatile fatty acid production from mesophilic acidogenic fermentation of organic fraction of municipal solid waste and food waste under acidic and alkaline pH». Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-14 (20 May 2019).

gold open accessIvan Russo, Ilenia Confente, Daniele Scarpi, Benjamin T. Hazen. «From trash to treasure: the impact of consumer perception of bio-waste products in closed-loop supply chains». Journal of Cleaner Production 218, 966-974 (1 May 2019).

gold open accessAnna Salevic, Cristina Prieto, Luis Cabedo, Viktor Nedovic and Jose Maria Lagaron. «Physicochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of electrospun poly(e-caprolactone) films containing a solid dispersion of sage (Salvia officinalis L.) extract». Nanomaterials 9(2), 270 (February 15, 2019).

gold open accessAdriane Cherpinski, Piotr K. Szewczyk, Adam Gruszczynski, Urszula Stachewicz and Jose M. Lagaron. «Oxygen-scavenging multilayered biopapers containing palladium nanoparticles obtained by the electrospinning coating technique». Nanomaterials 9(2), 262 (February 14, 2019).

gold open accessBeatriz Melendez-Rodriguez, Kelly J. Figueroa-Lopez, Andrea Bernardos, Ramón Martínez-Máñez, Luis Cabedo, Sergio Torres-Giner and Jose M. Lagaron. «Electrospun antimicrobial films of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) containing eugenol essential oil encapsulated in mesoporous silica nanoparticles». Nanomaterials 9(2), 227 (February 8, 2019).


gold open accessGiuseppe Strazzera, Federico Battista, Natalia Herrero Garcia, Nicola Frison, and David Bolzonella. «Volatile fatty acids production from food wastes for biorefinery platforms: A review». Journal of Environmental Management 226 (November 15, 2018): 278–88.

gold open accessBeatriz Melendez-Rodriguez, Jinneth L. Castro-Mayorga, Maria A. M. Reis, Chris Sammon, Luis Cabedo, Sergio Torres-Giner, and Jose M. Lagaron. «Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun Food Biopackaging Films of Poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate-Co-3-Hydroxyvalerate) Derived From Fruit Pulp Biowaste». Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 2 (2018).

green open accessChiara Cavaliere, Carmela Maria Montone, Anna Laura Capriotti, Giorgia La Barbera, Susy Piovesana, Mauro Rotatori, Francesco Valentino, and Aldo Laganà. «Extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from polyhydroxyalkanoates before gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis». Talanta 188 (October 1, 2018): 671–675.

gold open accessNatalia Herrero Garcia, Giuseppe Strazzera, Nicola Frison, David Bolzonella. «Volatile fatty acids production from household food waste». Chemical Engineering Transactions 64 (May 1, 2018): 103-108.


gold open accessBiancamaria Pietrangeli, Roberto Lauri and Mara Stefanelli. «Biorefinery safety: The role of INAIL in Italy». J. Biotechnol. Biomater. 7:1(Suppl) (2017)