NICL was Project Partner of COPIRIDE , an EU-project FP7-NMP  (Grant agreement ID: 22885 1/09/2009-31/08/2013) that focuses on developing new technologies, processes and manufacturing concepts for the “plant of the future” for the Chemical Industry.


Selective epoxidation of soybean oil with performic acid catalyzed by acidic ionic exchange resins.

R Turco, R Vitiello, V Russo, R Tesser, E Santacesaria, M Di Serio. Green Processing and Synthesis 2 (5) (2013) , 427-434 doi: 10.1515/gps-2013-0045

Main technologies in biodiesel production: State of the art and future challenges.

E. Santacesaria, G. Martinez Vicente, M. Di Serio, R. Tesser. Catalysis Today 195 (2012) 2– 13 doi: 10.1016/j.cattod.2012.04.057

Mg/Al hydrotalcite catalyst for biodiesel production in continuous packed bed reactors.

M. Di Serio, S. Mallardo, G. Carotenuto, R.Tesser, E. Santacesaria. Catalysis Today 195 (2012) 54–58 doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2012.01.013

Valuation of Nb2O5-SiO2 catalysts in soybean oil epoxidation.

M. Di Serio, R. Turco, P. Pernice, A. Aronne, F. Sannino, E. Santacesaria. Cat. Today, 2012, 192, 112-116. doi: 10.1016/j.cattod.2012.03.069

Biodiesel Process Intensification by Using Static Mixers Tubular Reactors.

E. Santacesaria, R. Turco, M. Tortorelli, V. Russo, M. Di Serio, and R. Tesser. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2012, 51 (26),  8777–8787 doi: 10.1021/ie201640w

Biphasic Model Describing Soybean Oil Epoxidation with H2O2 in Continuous Reactors.

E. Santacesaria, A. Renken, V. Russo, R. Turco, R. Tesser, M. Di Serio. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (2012) 51, 8760–8767. doi:10.1021/ie2016174

Biodiesel process intensification: the role of the liquid-liquid interface area in the achievement of a complete conversion in few seconds. Elio Santacesaria , Rosa Turco, Miriam Tortorelli, Vincenzo Russo, Martino Di Serio, Riccardo Tesser. Green Process Synth (2012), 1, 181–189 doi: 10.1515/gps-2012-0001

Biodiesel process intensification in a very simple microchannel device.

Santacesaria, E.; Di Serio, M.; Tesser, R.; Turco, R.; Tortorelli, M.; Russo, V.  Chemical Engineering and Processing (2012), 52, 47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.cep.2011.12.001

Transfer of the Epoxidation of Soybean Oil from Batch to Flow Chemistry Guided by Cost and Environmental Issues

Kralisch, Dana; Streckmann, Ina; Ott, Denise; Krtschil, Ulich; Santacesaria, Elio; Di Serio, Martino; Russo, Vincenzo; De Carlo, Lucrezia; Linhart, Walter; Christian, Engelbert; Cortese, Bruno; de Croon, Mart H. J. M.; Hessel, Volker  ChemSusChem (2012), 5(2), 300-311. doi:10.1002/cssc.201100445

 A simple device to test biodiesel intensification. 

E. Santacesaria, M. Di Serio, R. Tesser, M. Tortorelli, R. Turco, V. Russo. Chemical Engineering and Processing (2011) , 50,  1085– 1094. doi: 10.1016/j.cep.2011.05.023

A biphasic model describing soybean oil epoxidation with H2O2 in a fed-batch reactor.

Santacesaria, E.; Tesser, R.; Di Serio, M.; Turco, R.; Russo, V.; Verde, D.   Chemical Engineering Journal (2011),  173(1),  198-209.

A New Simple Microchannel Device to Test Process Intensification.

E. Santacesaria, R. Tesser, M. Di Serio, V. Russo, R. Turco.  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2011) 50, 2569-2575. doi 10.1021/ie1006307

Heterogeneous Catalysis in Biodiesel Production: The Influence of Leaching.

M. Di Serio, R. Tesser , L. Casale , A. D’Angelo, M. Trifuoggi, E. Santacesaria. Topics in Catalysis  (2010), 53, 811–819. doi 10.1007/s11244-010-9467-y