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Professor Ange Nzihou

Research fields and expertise :

Engineering Biocarbons and Bioenergy for the Decarbonization

  • Energy and added value materials from Biomass and Waste
  • Sustainable carbon-based functional materials (graphene, sensors, catalysts, energy carriers)
  • Hydrogen, Syngas, Fuel from renewable resources
  • Thermochemical processes (pyrolysis, gasification, reforming, carbonization)
  • Energy storage
  • CO2 capture and utilization
  • Elaboration, functionalization phosphate based composites / hybrid materials (sorbents, catalysts, energy carriers, sensors) for energy,  and depollution.
  • Behavior of pollutants (heavy metals, organic pollutants, aerosols)
  • Decarbonization


                                                                Laboratory of Excellence in

                                                              Science for Energy Conversion

Latest Papers

Selection of recent papers

Mohanty, A.; Vivekanandhan, S.; Das, O.; Romero Millán, L.; Klinghoffer, N.; Nzihou, A.; Manjusri, M. “Biocarbon Materials for Composites, Energy and Environment.” Nature Reviews Methods Primers 4 (March 2014): 19.

Bose, B. A.; Nzihou, A.; Thangadurai, D.; Saha, A.; Kalarikkal, N. “BiOBr-rice husk carbon composite for antibiotic degradation.” Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 177 (July 2024): 108366.

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.


Journal Waste
and Biomass Valorization

Journal Waste
and Biomass Valorization