Lignocellulosic biomass fractionation; biorefinery; pulping and paper production and properties analysis; lignocellulosic wet and fine chemical analysis.


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Scientific Articles (ISI)

Vangeel T., Neiva D.M., QuilhĂł T., Costa R.A., Sousa V., Sels B.F., Pereira H. (2023)

Tree bark characterization envisioning an integrated use in a biorefinery

Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 13: 2029–2043. DOI:

Pedro S.I., Rosado T., Barroca C., Neiva D., Alonso-Herranz V., Gradillas A., GarcĂ­a A., Gominho J., Gallardo E., Anjos O. (2022)

Characterisation of the phenolic profile of Acacia retinodes and Acacia mearnsii flowers’ extracts

Plants, 11(11): 1442. DOI:

Berhanu H., Neiva D., Gominho J., Kiflie Z., Feleke S., Yimam A., Pereira H. (2021)

Bio-Refinery potential of Enset (Ensete ventricosum) fiber bundle using non-catalyzed and alkali catalyzed hydrothermal pretreatment

Waste and Biomass Valorization, 12(2): 663-672. DOI:

Neiva D.M., Costa R.A., Gominho J., Ferreira-Dias S., Pereira H. (2020)

Fractionation and valorization of industrial bark residues by autohydrolysis and enzymatic saccharification

Bioresource Technology Reports, 11: 100441. DOI:

Neiva D.M., Luís Â., Gominho J., Domingues F., Duarte A.P., Pereira H. (2020)

Bark residues valorization potential regarding antioxidant and antimicrobial extracts

Wood Science and Technology, 54: 559–585. DOI:

Neiva D.M., Rencoret J., Marques G., Gutiérrez A., Gominho J., Pereira, H., del Rio J.C. (2020)

Lignin from tree barks: chemical structure and valorization

ChemSusChem, 13(17): 4537-4547. DOI:

Gominho J., Costa R., Lourenço A., Neiva D.M., Pereira H. (2019)

The effect of different pre-treatments to improve delignification of eucalypt stumps in a biorefinery context

Bioresource Technology Reports, 6: 89-95. DOI:

Rencoret J., Neiva D., Marques G., Gutiérrez A., Kim H., Gominho J., Pereira H., Ralph J., del Río J.C. (2019)

Hydroxystilbene glucosides are incorporated into Norway spruce bark lignin

Plant Physiology, 180(3):1310-1321. URL:

AraĂșjo S.D., Neiva D.M., Carneiro A.D., Esteves B., Pereira H. (2018)

Potential of mild torrefaction for upgrading the wood energy value of different eucalyptus species

Forests, 9(9): 535. DOI:

Berhanu H., Kiflie Z., Neiva D., Gominho J., Feleke S., Yimam A., Pereira H. (2018)

Optimization of ethanol-alkali delignification of false banana (Ensete ventricosum) fibers for pulp production using response surface methodology

Industrial Crops and Products, 126: 426-433. DOI: https://10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.08.093

Neiva D.M., AraĂșjo S., Gominho J., Carneiro A.C., Pereira H. (2018)

Potential of Eucalyptus globulus industrial bark as a biorefinery feedstock: chemical and fuel characterization

Industrial Crops and Product, 123: 262-270. DOI:

Neiva D.M., AraĂșjo S., Gominho J., Carneiro A.C., Pereira H. (2018)

An integrated characterization of Picea abies industrial bark regarding chemical composition, thermal properties and polar extracts activity

PLoS ONE, 13(11): e0208270. DOI: https://10.1371/journal.pone.0208270

AraĂșjo S.O., Neiva D.M., Gominho J., Esteves B., Pereira H. (2017)

Chemical effects of a mild torrefaction on the wood of eight Eucalyptus species

Holzforschung, 71(4): 291–298.

Andrade P.I., AraĂșjo S., Neiva D.M., Vital B.R., Carneiro A.D.O., Gominho J., Pereira H. (2016)

Strength properties and dimensional stability of particleboards with different proportions of thermally treated recycled pine particles

Holzforschung, 70(5): 467–474. DOI:

AraĂșjo S., Boas M.A.V., Neiva D.M., Carneiro A.C., Vital B., Breguez M., Pereira H. (2016)

Effect of a mild torrefaction for production of eucalypt wood briquettes under different compression pressures

Biomass and Bioenergy, 90: 181-186.

Gominho J., Lourenço A., Neiva D., Fernandes L., Amaral M., Duarte A.P., SimÔes R.,Pereira H. (2016)

The effect of eucalypt tree overaging on pulping and paper properties

European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 74(1): 101-108.

LuĂ­s A., Neiva D.M., Pereira H., Gominho J., Domingues F., Duarte A.P. (2016)

Bioassay-guided fractionation, GC–MS identification and in vitroevaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of bioactive compounds from Eucalyptus globulus stump wood methanolic extract

Industrial Crops and Products, 91:97–103.

Neiva D.M., Gominho J., Fernandes L., Lourenço A., Chemetova C., SimÔes R.M.S., Pereira H. (2016)

The potential of hydrothermally pretreated industrial barks from E. globulus as a feedstock for pulp production

Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology, 36(6): 383-392.

Gominho J., Lourenço A., Neiva D., Pereira H. (2015)

Variation of wood pulping and bleached pulp properties along the stem in mature Eucalyptus globulus trees

BioResources, 10(4):7808-7816.

Lourenço A., Neiva D.M., Gominho J., Curt M.D., Fernandez J., Marques A.V., Pereira H. (2015)

Biomass production of four Cynara cardunculus clones and lignin composition analysis

Biomass and Bioenergy, 76: 86-95.

Lourenço A., Neiva D.M., Gominho J., Velez Marques A., Pereira H. (2015)

Characterization of lignin in heartwood, sapwood and bark from Tectona grandis using Py–GC–MS/FID

Wood Science Technology, 49(1): 159-175.

Neiva D., Fernandes L., AraĂșjo S., Lourenço A., Gominho J., SimĂ”es R., Pereira H. (2015)

Chemical composition and kraft pulping potential of 12 eucalypt species

Industrial Crops and Products, 66: 89-95.

Luis A., Neiva D., Pereira H., Gominho J., Domingues F., Duarte A.P. (2014)

Stumps of Eucalyptus globulus as a source of antioxidant and antimicrobial polyphenols

Molecules, 19: 16428-16446.

Neiva D., Gominho J., Pereira H. (2014)

Modeling and optimization of Eucalyptus globulus bark and wood delignification using response surface methodology

BioResources, 9(2): 2907-2921.

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Valorização de resĂ­duos da indĂșstria de MDF para produção de pellets torrificados

Duration: 2022-2023

CEF Budget: 49.922,05 €


Explorar a biomassa de Acacias: Uma forma de reduzir o risco de incĂȘndios

Duration: 2020-2023

CEF Budget: 298.000 €