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Group Picture, April 2013

The Combustion and Catalysis Lab is directed by Professor Marco J. Castaldi. The main focus is the thermal and catalytic conversion of carbon based material to desired products. For example, municipal solid waste and biomass to synthetic fuels, liquid fuels to hydrogen and greenhouse gases (carbon-based) to fuels.

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NerdNite: Video

The June 3rd presentation by Dr. Marco Castaldi in Portland’s “Let’s Talk Trahsh” can now be seen on YouTube.

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CCL takes part in WTERT 2014

CCL was well represented as the experimental research branch of WTERT. The welcoming speech was given by Dr. Marco Castaldi.Dr. Marco Castaldi and Demetra Tsiamis each gave technical presentation on CCL work.Technical poster presentations were given by Timonthy Sharobem, Liubov Melnikova, Leah Curry, Deepak Kumar, Nour Awad, and Dr. Simona Ciuta, all from CCL.

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VCASE Lecture Series features Dr. Marco Castaldi

Dr. Marco Castaldi will be presenting at the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering – VCASE on Solid carbon (Coal, Biomass and Waste) conversion to syngas: Enhancement via CO2.

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Marion Ducousso wins WasteEng 2014 Poster Competition

Marion Ducousso, a joint researcher in CCL and Ecole des Mines d’Albi Carmaux, won the 5th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation poster competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her research involved the utilization of ash.

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CCL attends WasteEng 2014 in Rio de Janeiro

The 5th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be attended by members of CCL. Dr. Marco Castaldi, Dr. Simona Ciuta, Flavia Albuquerque, Marion Ducousso and Francesco Patuzzi are all presenting work from the CCL on Waste-to-Energy.

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CCL attends ICEC 2014

The CCL will be represented at the 8th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis (ICEC) in Asheville, NC. Dr. Naomi Klinghoffer and Stephen Crowley will be present on their work in the field of catalysis. Stephen Crowley was awarded a travel grant to attend the conference.

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Marco Castaldi published on Wired!

Wired! is a blog focused on innovative technologies which recently featured the CCL. In the blog, Marco Castaldi describes his current projects in Waste-to-Energy.

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