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Professor Ange Nzihou

Research fields and expertise :

  • Energy and added value materials from Biomass and Waste
  • Carbon-based functional materials (Graphene, Sensors, catalysts, energy carriers)
  • Hydrogen, Syngas, Fuel from renewable resources
  • Thermochemical processes (pyrolysis, gasification, reforming, carbonisation)
  • Elaboration, functionalization phosphate based composites / hybrid materials (sorbents, fertilizers, catalysts, energy carriers, sensors) for energy, agriculture and depollution (liquid, gas, solid phases).
  • Behavior of pollutants such as heavy metals and aerosols (fine particles)


                                                                                  Laboratory of Excellence in Science for Energy Conversion

Latest Papers

Selection of recent papers

Graul, T.; Gonzalez Martinez, M.; Nzihou, A. “Nickel and Iron-Doped Biocarbon Catalysts for Reverse Water-Gas Shift Reaction.” ChemCatChem, e202301398 (2024).

Elsaddik, M.; Nzihou, A.; Delmas, G. H.; Delmas, M. « Renewable and high-purity hydrogen from lignocellulosic biomass in a biorefinery approach.” Scientific Reports 14 (January 2023): 150.

Beguerie, T.; Weiss-Hortala, E.; Lyczko, N.; Nzihou, A. “The mechanisms of calcium-catalyzed graphenization of cellulose and lignin biochars uncovered. » Scientific Reports (July 2023) : 11390.

Li, J.; Peng, J.; Zeng, K.; Zhong, D.; Xu, K.; Vladimirovich, V. S.; Nzihou, A.; Yang, H.; Chen, H. “Solar pyrolysis of algae in molten salt for capacitive carbon preparation”. Journal of Cleaner Production 406 (June 2023): 136898.

Li, J.; Zeng, K.; Zhong, D.; Flamant, G.; Nzihou, A.; Yang, H.; White, C. E.; Chen, H.. “Solar pyrolysis of algae in molten NaOH-Na2CO3 for hydrogen production”. Environmental Science & Technology 57 (16) (April 2023): 6485–6493.

Liu, H.; Lyczko, N.; Nzihou, A.; Eskicioglu, C. “Phosphorus recovery from municipal sludge-derived hydrochar: Insights into leaching mechanisms and hydroxyapatite synthesis.” Water Research 241 (May 2023):

Romero Millán, L.; Ghogia, A.; White, C.; Nzihou, A. « Iron Nanoparticles to Catalyze Graphitization of Cellulose For Energy Storage Applications ». ACS Applied Nano Materials 6, n°5 (February 2023): 3549–3559.

Beguerie, T.; Weiss-Hortala, E.; Nzihou, A. « Calcium as an innovative and effective catalyst for the synthesis of graphene-like materials from cellulose. » Scientific Reports (December 2022): 21492.


Journal Waste
and Biomass Valorization

Journal Waste
and Biomass Valorization