Luana Dessbesell

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
T107 Bioproducts and Biosystems

Translation of bioproducts research to commercialization considering an interdisciplinary approach leveraging techno-economic, environmental and circularity indicators.

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LCA, TEA, Circular Economy, lignocellulosics, bioproducts, Bioeconomy, Process design, Environmental decision making, Biomaterials, Environmental research, Forest sciences


  • Sustainable Bioproducts Innovation, Assistant Professor


Relation between energy efficiency and GHG emissions in drying units using forest biomass

Débora Luana Pasa, Luana Dessbesell, Jorge Antonio de Farias, Dionatan Hermes 2021

Lignin valorization beyond energy use: has lignin's time finally come?

Chunbao Charles Xu, Luana Dessbesell, Yongsheng Zhang, Zhongshun Yuan 2021

Global lignin supply overview and kraft lignin potential as an alternative for petroleum-based polymers

Luana Dessbesell, Michael Paleologou, Mathew Leitch, Reino Pulkki, Chunbao (Charles) Xu 2020

Towards Commercial Lignin-Based Polymers: Supply Chain Cost Minimization

Luana Dessbesell, Michael Paleologou, Reino Pulkki, Chunbao Charles Xu 2020

Production of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) from starch, glucose, or high-fructose corn syrup: techno-economic analysis

Luana Dessbesell, Sadra Souzanchi, Kasanneni Tirumala Venkateswara Rao, Alejandro Alarcon Carrillo, Devon Bekker, Kristen Amanda Hall, Katherine Mary Lawrence, Carolyn Lindsay Judge Tait, Chunbao Xu 2019

Bio-based polymers production in a kraft lignin biorefinery: techno-economic assessment

Luana Dessbesell, Zhongshun Yuan, Shawn Hamilton, Mathew Leitch, Reino Pulkki, Chunbao Charles Xu 2018

Capacity Design of a Kraft Lignin Biorefinery for Production of Biophenol via a Proprietary Low-Temperature/Low-Pressure Lignin Depolymerization Process

Luana Dessbesell, Zhongshun Yuan, Mathew Leitch, Michael Paleologou, Reino Pulkki, Chunbao Charles Xu 2018

Effects of gangue compositions on reduction process of carbon-bearing iron ore pellets

Qing-min Meng, Jia-xin Li, Ru-fei Wei, Hong-ming Long, Tie-jun Chun, Ping Wang, Zhan-xia Di, Luana Dessbesell, Chunbao Xu 2018

Inexpensive but Highly Efficient Co–Mn Mixed-Oxide Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid

Kasanneni Tirumala Venkateswara Rao, Jennifer Lorraine Rogers, Sadra Souzanchi, Luana Dessbesell, Madhumita Bhowmick Ray, Chunbao (Charles) Xu 2018