This long standing collaboration has had a wide range of activities related to biomass and waste conversions, to catalysis for environmental applications to production of several chapters in handbooks. Over the years, there has been continual exchange of visiting students from to Ecole des Mines and to CCL and periodic visits by Professor Castaldi and Professor Nzihou. In 2017 & 2018 Professor Castaldi was there for one month each year as part of his Fullbright Global Scholar Award. This collaboration continues today and has also resulted in the organization of several international conferences including sessions at ACS and AIChE. A representative set of publications are list below showing the range of interactions.
Klinghoffer, Naomi B., Marco J. Castaldi, and Ange Nzihou. “Catalyst properties and catalytic performance of char from biomass gasification.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 51, no. 40 (2012): 13113-13122.
Klinghoffer, Naomi B., Marco J. Castaldi, and Ange Nzihou. “Influence of char composition and inorganics on catalytic activity of char from biomass gasification.” Fuel 157 (2015): 37-47.
Ducousso, Marion, Elsa Weiss-Hortala, Ange Nzihou, and Marco J. Castaldi. “Reactivity enhancement of gasification biochars for catalytic applications.” Fuel 159 (2015): 491-499.
Ducousso, Marion, Elsa Weiss-Hortala, Nathalie Lyczko, Ange Nzihou, and Marco J. Castaldi. “110th Anniversary: Syngas Production Enhancement Using Calcium-and Potassium-Impregnated Chars.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 58, no. 33 (2019): 15134-15141.
Castaldi, M., Jannie van Deventer, Jean-Michel Lavoie, Jack Legrand, Ange Nzihou, Yannis Pontikes, Xavier Py, Carlo Vandecasteele, Palligarnai T. Vasudevan, and Willy Verstraete. “Progress and prospects in the field of biomass and waste to energy and added-value materials.” Waste and Biomass Valorization 8 (2017): 1875-1884.
Castaldi, Marco J., Yong Chi, Simona Ciuta, Jun Dong, Pinjing He, Nathalie Lyczko, Ange Nzihou, and Fei Wang. “Municipal solid waste.” Handbook on characterization of biomass, biowaste and related by-products (2020): 731-840.