From Science to Innovation

Joana Dias

Research Fellow

Academic position: Invited Assistant Professor (FEUP)

Research position at LEPABE: Integrated member

Background: PhD in Environmental Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Biofuels Production (Biodiesel, Bioethanol and Biogas)
  • Waste Management and Recovery
  • Waste Treatment Technologies

Selected Publications

Cruz, M., Pinho, S.C., Mota, R., Almeida, M.F., Dias, J.M. 2017. In press. Enzymatic esterification of acid oil from soapstocks obtained in vegetable oil refining: Effect of enzyme concentration. Renewable Energy. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.06.053.


Virgínio e Silva, J.O., Almeida, M.F., da Conceição Alvim-Ferraz, M., Dias, J.M. 2017. In press. Integrated production of biodiesel and bioethanol from sweet potato. Renewable Energy. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.07.052.


Supriyono, Hary Sulistyo, Manuel F. Almeida, Joana M. Dias. 2015. Influence of synthetic antioxidants on the oxidation stability of biodiesel produced from acid raw Jatropha curcas oil. Fuel Processing Technology, 132, 133-138.


G.O. Ferrero, M. F. Almeida, M.C.M. Alvim-Ferraz, J.M. Dias. 2015. Glycerol-enriched heterogeneous catalyst for biodiesel production from soybean oil and waste frying oil. Energy Conversion and Management, 89, 665-671.


Diana Lopes, Maria J. Ferreira, Rui Russo, Joana M. Dias. 2014. Natural and synthetic rubber/waste e EVA (Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate) composites for sustainable application in the footwear industry. Journal of Cleaner Production. 92, 230-236.

Selected Projects

Biodiesel production from vegetable oils using heterogeneous catalysts. Redes Internacionales 9. Programa de Promoción de la Universidad Argentina. Code 46 - ## - 0076. 2016

Action plan for waste management at Porto Municipality. Reference FEUP/CMP/2015-69146. 2015/2016.

Waste Management Planning at Porto Municipality. Reference FEUP/CMP/2014/03. 2014/2015.

Remediation Technologies for the Cleanup of Soils Contaminated with Biofuels (ISIS). PTDC/AAG-TEC/4403/2012. 2012-2015.

Valorisation of By-products and Wastewaters from Fish Canning Industry (FishValue). QREN/AdI 13634. 2011-2013.



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