General overview

The laboratory of Biomass and Green Technologies from the University of Liege (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech Campus) is engaged in research and education in the field of the chemistry of renewable resources and associated technologies.

The PI (Prof. A. Richel) is involved in more than 15 national and international projects related to the production of bioenergy and bioproducts, including the design of innovative pretreatment protocols for the cracking of lignocellulosic materials, the formulation of novel “biomass-energy” solutions (including biofuels and energy vectors) as well as the upgrade of lignin for high-added value applications.She is the authors of more than 100 publications in international journals, several book chapters, patents, as well as a book dedicated to “Lignin and Hemicelluloses In Biorefinery” (CRC press). She is also active in the popularization of chemistry, notably via her personal website ( The laboratory is member since 2018 of an international platform dedicated to biomass and related technologies for advanced biofuels in collaboration with Kobe University (Japan), and Texas A&M (US).

Our activities are granted by the following organisms.


Prof. Dr. Aurore Richel

Full Professor, Head of the Laboratory