HydPro

HydProHydroprocessing

HydProHydroprocessing

Mission

The Hydroprocessing (HydPro) Group is an active scientific group of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas involved in R&D on novel low-carbon fuel technologies. Its mission is to conduct high quality research enabling dynamic collaborations with industry as well as synergies with top academic / research institutions.

Research focus

The HydPro group focuses on optimizing novel catalytic processes of sustainable fuels production from municipal, agricultural, forestry and industrial wastes, as well as from bio-based sources not competing with food or feed such as micro-algae, macro-algae, and energy crops. The group has an over 20 years expertise in catalytic hydroprocessing as well as growing expertise in hydrothermal liquefaction, both processes contributing to the production of low carbon transportation fuels and high-added value bio-chemicals. The group has received significant recognitions from Greek and International organizations, both for the scientific achievements as well as for the promotion of novel and promising fuel technologies for sustainable transportation.

Main scientific directions

The HydPro group activities involve the following scientific directions:

  • Process optimization of catalytic hydroprocessing and hydrothermal liquefaction;
  • Process simulation of biorefinery systems;
  • Energy and mass balance modelling;
  • Life cycle assessment / Carbon footprint;
  • Fuel aging mechanisms;
  • Optimal fuel storage and logistics;
  • Analytical characterization of fuels and biofuels;
  • Biofuel production technologies scale-up;
  • Bio-based feedstocks characterization and pretreatment;
  • High-added value bio-based chemicals.

Projects & Activities

LEFH

ActOil

/MIS 5136567 

LEFH

Ηλιοδιατροφή

/Τ2ΕΔΚ-02279/MIS 05072519 

LEFH

AlgaFuels

/Τ2ΕΔΚ-00041/MIS 5072527 

LEFH

Brew2Bio

/Τ2ΕΔΚ-00189/MIS 5071807 

LEFH

Beet2Bioref

/MIS 5069983/Τ2ΕΔΚ-01418 

LEET, LEFH

BioSFerA

/GA 884208 

Personnel

LEFH

Bezergianni Stella

Researcher
, Chemical Engineer, PhD
LEFH

Chrysikou Loukia

Collaborating Researcher PhD
, Chemist, PhD
LEFH

Dagonikou Vassiliki

PhD Candidate
, Chemical Engineer, MSc
LEFH

Dimitriadis Athanasios

Scientific Personnel
, Mechanical Engineer
LEFH

Kekes Christos

Researcher
, Petroleum Technologist
LEFH

Liakos Dimitris

Researcher
, Chemical Engineer
LEFH

Vasdekis Vasileios

Researcher
, Chemical Engineer

Publications

Kartalidis A., Atsonios K., Nikolopoulos N.

Enhancing the self-resilience of high-renewable energy sources, interconnected islanding areas through innovative energy production, storage, and management technologies: Grid simulations and energy assessment

2021

International Journal of Energy Research, pp. 1–25

Dimitriadis A., Liakos D., Pfisterer U., Moustaka-Gouni M., Karonis D., Bezergianni S.

Impact of hydrogenation on miscibility of fast pyrolysis bio-oil with refinery fractions towards bio-oil refinery integration

2021

Biomass and Bioenergy 151, 106171

Dimitriadis A., Chrysikou L., Meletidis G., Terzis G., Auersvald M., Kubička D., Bezergianni S.

Bio-based refinery intermediate production via hydrodeoxygenation of fast pyrolysis bio-oil

2021

Renewable Energy 168, pp. 593-605

Dagonikou V., Bezergianni S., Karonis D.

Effective and sustainable LCO upgrading using distillation and co-hydroprocessing with waste cooking oil

2021

Fuel Processing Technology 213, 106676

Dimitriadis A., Seljak T., Vihar R., Baškovič U. , Dimaratos A., Bezergianni S., Samaras Z., Katrašnik T.

Improving PM-NOx trade-off with paraffinic fuels: A study towards diesel engine optimization with HVO

2020

Fuel 265(1), pp.116921

Chrysikou L., Dagonikou V., Dimitriadis A., Bezergianni S.

Waste cooking oils exploitation targeting EU 2020 diesel fuel production: environmental and economic benefits

2019

Journal of Cleaner Production, 219, pp. 566-575

Harabi M., Bouguerra S., Marrakchi F., Chrysikou L., Bezergianni S., Bouaziz M.

Biodiesel and crude glycerol fromwaste frying oil: Production, characterization and evaluation of biodiesel oxidative stability with diesel blends

2019

Sustainability, 11 (7), Article number 1937 (open access)

Kartalidis A., Atsonios K., Nikolopoulos N.

Enhancing the self-resilience of high-renewable energy sources, interconnected islanding areas through innovative energy production, storage, and management technologies: Grid simulations and energy assessment

2021

International Journal of Energy Research, pp. 1–25

Dimitriadis A., Liakos D., Pfisterer U., Moustaka-Gouni M., Karonis D., Bezergianni S.

Impact of hydrogenation on miscibility of fast pyrolysis bio-oil with refinery fractions towards bio-oil refinery integration

2021

Biomass and Bioenergy 151, 106171

Dimitriadis A., Chrysikou L., Meletidis G., Terzis G., Auersvald M., Kubička D., Bezergianni S.

Bio-based refinery intermediate production via hydrodeoxygenation of fast pyrolysis bio-oil

2021

Renewable Energy 168, pp. 593-605

Dagonikou V., Bezergianni S., Karonis D.

Effective and sustainable LCO upgrading using distillation and co-hydroprocessing with waste cooking oil

2021

Fuel Processing Technology 213, 106676

Dimitriadis A., Seljak T., Vihar R., Baškovič U. , Dimaratos A., Bezergianni S., Samaras Z., Katrašnik T.

Improving PM-NOx trade-off with paraffinic fuels: A study towards diesel engine optimization with HVO

2020

Fuel 265(1), pp.116921

Chrysikou L., Dagonikou V., Dimitriadis A., Bezergianni S.

Waste cooking oils exploitation targeting EU 2020 diesel fuel production: environmental and economic benefits

2019

Journal of Cleaner Production, 219, pp. 566-575

Harabi M., Bouguerra S., Marrakchi F., Chrysikou L., Bezergianni S., Bouaziz M.

Biodiesel and crude glycerol fromwaste frying oil: Production, characterization and evaluation of biodiesel oxidative stability with diesel blends

2019

Sustainability, 11 (7), Article number 1937 (open access)

MINOAN – Smart Sustainable
Energy Conversion and Management

GREEN – Geo-Resources, Energy
& Environmental Management

GrEnEA – Green Energy
& Environmental Applications

LIM – Laboratory
of Inorganic Materials

ARTEMIS – Advanced Renewable
Technologies for Energy & Materials
Integrated Systems

NRRE – Natural Resources
& Renewable Energies

PSDI – Laboratory of Process
Systems Design and Implementation

LPRE – Laboratory of Polymer
Reaction Engineering

NICE – Novel materIals
for Clean Energy Applications

LEFH – Laboratory of Environmental
Fuels/Biofuels and Hydrocarbons

HydPro – Hydroprocessing

BCPL – Biological Computation
& Process Laboratory

LEET – Laboratory of Environmental & Energy Transition technologies
(GrEnEA, Green & Minoan Groups)