Bioethanol Production

Carlos Eduardo Driemeier
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Carlos Driemeier has bachelor’s degree (2004) and doctorate (2008) in Physics from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, with research internship at the University of Texas (2006) and post-doctorate (2009) at the Institute of Energy and Environment from University of São Paulo. He has experience in Condensed Matter Physics, working mainly with surfaces, interfaces, physical chemistry of water, and crystallography. Since 2009 he is a research scientist at the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory – CTBE, which integrates the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials – CNPEM. His research has been focused mainly on the nanostructure of lignocellulosic biomass, developing characterization methods and applying them to understand nanostructural variability and its role on biomass conversion.

Formação Acadêmica

2008 – 2009

University of São Paulo (USP) – Institute of Energy and Environment – São Paulo-SP, Brazil.

2006 – 2006

Research Internship.
University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) – Texas, USA.

2004 – 2008

Ph.D. in Physics.
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) – Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil.

2001 – 2004

B.Sc. in Physics.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) – Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil.

Áreas de Pesquisa
  1. Lignocellulose structure
    Development of methods for structural characterization of lignocellulosic biomass, with emphasis on biomass nanostructure;
    Biomass characterization aiming at understanding natural variability and structural changes promoted by biomass conversion processes;
  2. eScience for biomass and bioenergy
    Scientific databases and data analysis for biomass and bioenergy;
  3. Process integration in sugarcane biorefineries
    Design of routes for convertion of lignocelulosic biomass into bioethanol and coproducts.
Publicações Selecionadas e Patentes

Selected Publications

  • Driemeier, C., Oliveira, M. M., & Curvelo, A. A. S. (2016). Lignin contributions to the nanoscale porosity of raw and treated lignocelluloses as observed by calorimetric thermoporometry. Industrial Crops and Products, 82, 114–117. doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2015.11.084
  • Driemeier, C., Mendes, F. M., Santucci, B. S., & Pimenta, M. T. B. (2015). Cellulose co-crystallization and related phenomena occurring in hydrothermal treatment of sugarcane bagasse. Cellulose, 22(4), 2183–2195. doi:10.1007/s10570-015-0638-7
  • Driemeier, C., & Francisco, L. H. (2014). X-ray diffraction from faulted cellulose I constructed with mixed Iα–Iβ stacking. Cellulose, 21(5), 3161–3169. doi:10.1007/s10570-014-0390-4
  • Oliveira, R. P., & Driemeier, C. (2013). CRAFS: a model to analyze two-dimensional X-ray diffraction patterns of plant cellulose. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 46(4), 1196–1210. doi:10.1107/S0021889813014805
  • Maziero, P., Jong, J., Mendes, F. M., Gonçalves, A. R., Eder, M., & Driemeier, C. (2013). Tissue-Specific Cell Wall Hydration in Sugarcane Stalks. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61(24), 5841–5847. doi:10.1021/jf401243c
  • Isaac, A., Sket, F., Driemeier, C., & Rocha, G. J. M. (2013). 3D imaging of sugarcane bagasse using X-ray microtomography. Industrial Crops and Products, 49, 790–793. doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2013.07.005
  • Driemeier, C., & Bragatto, J. (2013). Crystallite Width Determines Monolayer Hydration across a Wide Spectrum of Celluloses Isolated from Plants. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 117(1), 415–421. doi:10.1021/jp309948h
  • Driemeier, C., Santos, W. D., & Buckeridge, M. S. (2012). Cellulose crystals in fibrovascular bundles of sugarcane culms: orientation, size, distortion, and variability. Cellulose, 19(5), 1507–1515. doi:10.1007/s10570-012-9743-z
  • Driemeier, C., Mendes, F. M., & Oliveira, M. M. (2012). Dynamic vapor sorption and thermoporometry to probe water in celluloses. Cellulose, 19(4), 1051–1063. doi:10.1007/s10570-012-9727-z
  • Driemeier, C., Pimenta, M. T. B., Rocha, G. J. M., Oliveira, M. M., Mello, D. B., Maziero, P., & Gonçalves, A. R. (2011). Evolution of cellulose crystals during prehydrolysis and soda delignification of sugarcane lignocellulose. Cellulose, 18(6), 1509–1519. doi:10.1007/s10570-011-9592-1