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 Forests

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

Chunbao Charles Xu, Luana Dessbesell, Yongsheng Zhang, Zhongshun Yuan 2021 Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining: BIOFPR

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 Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Towards Commercial Lignin-Based Polymers: Supply Chain Cost Minimization

Luana Dessbesell, Michael Paleologou, Reino Pulkki, Chunbao Charles Xu 2020 JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR FOREST PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES

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 Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining: BIOFPR

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 Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining: BIOFPR

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 ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering

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 Journal of Iron and Steel Research International

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 ChemSusChem

Fontes alternativas para energia em complementação a lenha na Bacia Hidrográfica do Rio Pardo, Brasil

Luana Dessbesell, Jorge Antonio De Farias, Fábio Roesch 2017 Ciencia Rural