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  • Koutinas, A. A., Pleissner, D., Vlysidis, A., Kopsahelis, N., Lopez Garciac, I., Kookosd, I., Papanikolaou, S., and Lin*, C.S.K., 2014. Valorization of industrial waste and by-product streams via fermentation for the production of chemicals and biopolymers, Chemical Society Reviews. DOI:10.1039/C3CS60293A Invited review
 
 
  • Arancon, R.A.D., Lin, C.S.K., Vargas, C., Luque, R. 2014. To Be Or Not To Be Metal Free: Trends and advances in Coupling chemistries. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry. 12(1), 10-35.
 
 
  • Pleissner, D., Lin*, C.S.K., 2013. Valorisation of food waste in biotechnological processes. Sustainable Chemical Processes 1, 21.
 
 
  • Melikoglu, M., Lin, C.S.K.*, Webb, C., 2013. Kinetic Studies on the Multi-enzyme Solution produced via Solid State Fermentation of Waste Bread by Aspergillus awamori. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 80, 76-81.
 
 
  • Lam, W.-C., Pleissner, D., Lin, C.S.K.*, 2013. Production of fungal glucoamylase for glucose production from food waste. Biomolecules. 3 (2013) 651-661.
 
 
  • Lam KF, Leung CCJ, Lei HM, Lin, CSK.*. 2013. Economic Feasibility of a Pilot-Scale Fermentative Succinic Acid Production from Bakery Wastes. Food and Bioproducts Processing. DOI:10.1016/j.fbp.2013.09.001
 
 
  • Arancon, R.A.D., Lin, C.S.K.*, Chan, K.M., Kwan, T.H., Luque, R., 2013. Advances on waste valorization: new horizons for a more sustainable society. Energy Science & Engineering 1, 53-71.
 
 
  • Melikoglu, M., Lin, C. S. K.*, and Webb, C. (2013) Stepwise optimisation of enzyme production in solid state fermentation of waste bread pieces, Food and Bioproducts Processing 91, 638-646.
 
 
  • Pleissner D, Lam WC, Sun Z, Lin*, CSK. 2013. Food waste as nutrient source in heterotrophic microalgae cultivation. Bioresource Technology. 137(0), 139-146.
 
 
  • Melikoglu, M., Lin*, C.S.K., Webb, C., 2013. Analysing Global Food Waste Problem: Pinpointing the Facts and Estimating the Energy Content. Central European Journal of Engineering. 1-8.
 
 
  • Balu, A.M., Lin, C.S.K., Liu, H., Li, Y., Vargas, C., Luque, R. 2013. Iron oxide functionalised MIL-101 materials in aqueous phase selective oxidations. Applied Catalysis A: General. 455, 261-266.
 
 
  • Lin, C.S.K., Pfaltzgraff, L.A., Herrero-Davila, L., Mubofu, E.B., Abderrahim, S., Clark, J.H., Koutinas, A.A., Kopsahelis, N., Stamatelatou, K., Dickson, F., Thankappan, S., Mohamed, Z., Brocklesby, R., Luque, R. 2013. Food waste as a valuable resource for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels. Current situation and global perspective. Energy & Environmental Science, 6(2), 426-464
 
 
  • ZHANG, A. Y.-Z., SUN, Z., LEUNG, C. C. J., HAN, W., LAU, K. Y., LI, M. & LIN, C. S. K.* 2013.Valorisation of bakery waste for succinic acid production. Green Chemistry, 15, 690-695.
 
 
  • Valorisation of bakery waste from Starbucks Hong Kong for fermentative succinic acid production. (with Zhang AY-Z, Sun Z, Leung CCJ, Wei H, Lau KY and Li M., 2012.) Green Chemistry DOI : 10.1039/C2GC36518A [PDF]
 
 
  • Carbohydrate Polymers, (with M.Francavilla, A. Pineda, M. Franchi, P.T Trotta, A.A. Romero and R. Luque) 2013, 92, 1555-1560. [Link]
 
 
  • Natural porous agar materials from macroalgae. (with Francavilla, M., Pineada, A., Franchi, M., Trotta, P., Romero, A.A. C., Juan and Luque, R., 2012.) Carbohydrate Polymers, DOI : 0.1016/j.carbpol.2012.11.005 [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Food waste as valuable resources for the production of chemicals, materials & fuels; current situation & global perspective. (with Pfaltzgraff, L.A., Herrero-Davila, L., Mubofu, E.B., Abderrahim, S., Clark, J.H., Koutinas, A., Kopsahelis, N., Stamatelatou, K., Dickson, F., Thankappan, S. & Brocklesby R. and Luque, R., 2012.) Energy & Environmental Science. DOI : 10.1039/C2EE23440H [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates Production From Low-cost Sustainable Raw Materials. (with Du, C., Sabirova, J. and Soetaert, W., 2012.) Current Chemical Biology, 6, 14-22. [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Utilisation of waste bread for fermentative succinic acid production. (with Leung, C.C.J., Cheung, A. S. Y., Zhang, A. Y. -Z. and Lam, K.F., 2012.) Biochemical Engineering Journal, 65, 10-15. [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Noval wheat-based biorefining strategy for fermentative production and chemical transformation of succinic acid. (with Du, C., Blaga, A., Camarut, M., Webb, C., Christian Stevens. and Soetaert, W., 2012.) Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 6, 88-104 (Invited review). [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Adsorption-desorption for trehalose analogues from a bioconversion mixture using activated carbon. (with Chen, C., Desmet, T., Van Der Borght, J. and Soetaert, W., 2012.) Separation and Purification Technology, 96, 161-167 [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Recent Advances on the Separation of β-Lactamic Antibiotics (with Blaga, A.C., 2011.) Penicilin G. Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Iaşi, Romania, 57, 3.
 
 
  • A seawater-based biorefining strategy for fermentative production and chemical transformation of succinic acid. (with Luque, R., Clark, J., Webb, C. and Du, C., 2011.) Energy and Environmental Science, 4, 1471. (Journal in the field of Engery and Environmental Science with the highest impact factor) [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Novel resin-based vacuum disillation-crystallisation method for recovery of succinic acid crystals from fermentative broths. (with Du, C., Blaga, A., Camarut, M., Webb, C., Christian Stevens. and Soetaert, W., 2010.) Green Chemistry, 12, 666-671. [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Cereal-based biorefinery development: Utilisation of wheat milling by-products for the production of succinic acid (with Dorado, P., Koutinas, A., Du, C., Wang, R.H. and Webb, C., 2009.) Journal of Biotechnology, 143:51-59. [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Substrate and product inhibition kinetics in succinic acid production by Actinobacillus succinogenes (with Du, C., Wang, R.H., Koutinas, A. and Webb, C., 2008.) Biochemical Engineering Journal, 41(2):128-135. [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • A wheat biorefining strategy based on solid-state fermentation for fermentative production of succinic acid. (with Du, C., kroutinas, A., Wang, R., Dorado, P. and Webb, C., 2008.) Bioresource Technology, 99(17):8310-8315. [Link] [PDF]
 
 
  • Chemical transformations of succinic acid recovered from fermentatation broths by a novel direct vaccum distillation-crystallisation method (with Luque, R., Du, C., Macquarrie, D. J., Koutinas, A., Wang, R., Webb, C. and Clark, J.H., 2008.) Green Chemistry, DOI : 10.1039/b813409j [PDF]
 
 
  • Succinic acid production from wheat using a biorefining strategy (with Du, C., Koutinas, A., Wang, R. and Webb, C., 2007.) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 76(6):1263-1270. [Link] [PDF]
 
 

 

10/9/2012 Dr. Carol Lin’s research has been featured by the Time Magazine (US. Edition). Briefing: Health & Science - Waste Not: Can old food really be repurposed? By Alice Park (see attachment)
 
   
 

6/9/2012 Dr. Carol Lin’s research has been reported by the Apple Daily News. (see separate attachment)

 

 
 

26/08/2012 Dr. Carol Lin’s research has been highlighted by the South China Morning Post:’HK team finds rich use for food waste: ‘Biorefinery’ uses fungi to turn waste into an ingredient for making everyday products.’ By Adrian Wan
(see attachment)

 

 
 

30/08/2012 The group receives Master student Rick Arneil D. Arancon from the Ateneo de Manila University in Phillipines as visitor for a week, welcome Rick.

 

 
 

29/08/2012 The group receives Prof. dr. Rafa Luque from the University of Cordoba, Spain as visitor for a month, welcome Rafa!
Pls link with Rafa’s homepage:
http://www.uco.es/~q62alsor/

 
  Rafa Homepage  
  Rick (left) and Rafa (right)  
 



19-23/8/2012 Dr. Carol Lin presented her research titled ‘Valorisation of coffee grinds and unconsumed bakery waste from Starbucks Hong Kong for the sustainable production of chemical and materials’ in the Green Chemistry and the Environment session at the Division of Environmental Chemistry in the 244th ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at USA. The research has been highlighted by the ACS press release and ACS Live online.

 
 

ACS press release: New biorefinery finds treasure in Starbucks’ spent coffee grounds and stale bakery goods


 
 


ACS live: New biorefinery finds treasure in Starbucks’ spent coffee grounds and stale bakery goods

Over 35,000 views by October 1, 2012

 
   
 

Green Chemistry and the Environment session: Carol, James and Rafa

 
  1/8/2012 The group welcomes the joining of Dr. Daniel Pleissner (PhD from the University of Southern Denmark) as postdoctoral fellow and Mr. Mingji Li (MPhil from the Shandong University, China) as research assistant. Welcome Daniel and Mingji.  
 

 
  Research group photos taken in HKUST: (Left to right) Mingji, Daniel, Rafa, Carol and Gigi.