João Oliveira

PhD Student


  • Ongoing: PhD Program in Bioengineering, Universidade do Minho
  • 2012: Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Biológica, Universidade do Minho

Honors and Awards

  • 2017: AD15-2017 Outstanding Poster Award

  • 2015 - 2020: Anaerobic Digestion at moderate pressure: a novel approach for valorization of recalcitrant wastes
  • 2013 - 2015: Strategies to optimize Anaerobic Digestion of recalcitrant wastes

Research Students

Selected Publications

Biochemical methane potential of brewery by-products
  • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 20(2), 435-440, 2018
Neutral lipid production from hydrocarbon-contaminated cork sorbents using Rhodococcus opacus B4
  • Microbiotec'17 - Congress of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2017. No. P-116, Porto, Portugal, Dec 7-9, 216, 2017
Valorization of organic wastes through anaerobic digestion processes
  • Book of Abstracts of CEB Annual Meeting 2017. Braga, 6 July, 80, 2017. ISBN: 978-989-97478-8-3
Production of added value bacterial lipids through valorisation of hydrocarbon-contaminated cork waste
  • Science of the Total Environment, 605-606, 677-682, 2017
A design of experiments to assess methane production from anaerobic co-digestion of sewage sludge with lipid rich waste
  • AD15 - The 15th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion. Beijing, China, 17-20 October, 451-454, 2017
  • Holliger, Christof; Alves, M. Madalena; Andrade, Diana; Angelidaki, Irini; Astals, Sergi; Baier, Urs; Bougrier, Claire; Buffière, Pierre; Carballa, Marta; Wilde, Vinnie de; Florian Ebertseder; Belén Fernández; Elena Ficara; Ioannis Fotidis; Jean-Claude Frigon; Hélène Fruteau de Laclos; Dara S. M. Ghasimi; Gabrielle Hack; Mathias Hartel; Joern Heerenklage; Ilona Sarvari Horvath; Pavel Jenicek; Konrad Koch; Judith Krautwald; Javier Lizasoain; Jing Liu; Lona Mosberger; Mihaela Nistor; Hans Oechsner; Oliveira, João V.; Mark Paterson; André Pauss; Sébastien Pommier; Isabella Porqueddu; Francisco Raposo; Thierry Ribeiro; Florian Rüsch Pfund; Sten Strömberg; Michel Torrijos; Miriam van Eekert; Miriam van Eekert; Jules van Lier; Wedwitschka, Harald; Wierinck, Isabella
Towards a standardization of biomethane potential tests
  • Water Science and Technology, 74(11), 2515-2522, 2016
Response surface design to study the influence of inoculum, particle size and inoculum to substrate ratio on the methane production from Ulex sp.
  • Renewable Energy, 96, Part B, 1071-1077, 2016
Enhancement of biomethane production from the anaerobic co-digestion of sewage sludge and macroalgae by continuous and intermittent addition of glycerol
  • 2016 MIT Portugal Annual Conference - 10 Years Engineering a Better Future. Braga, Portugal, 30 June, 17, 2016
Energy potential of waste(water) through anaerobic digestion processes
  • 14th Annual 2016 International Workshop on Environment & Alternative Energy - Increasing Space Mission Ground Infrastructure Resiliency through Sustainable Measures. Pasadena, CA, USA, Oct 18 - 21, 2016
Biohythane production from marine macroalgae Sargassum sp. coupling dark fermentation and anaerobic digestion
  • Bioresource Technology, 190, 251-256, 2015
Optimization of biogas production from Sargassum sp. using a design of experiments to assess the co-digestion with glycerol and waste frying oil
  • Bioresource Technology, 175, 480-485, 2015
Influence of degassing process, blank's headspace and inoculum type on the biodegradability assays
  • XI Latin American Workshop and Symposium of Anaerobic Digestion. La Habana, Cuba, Nov. 24-27, 1568-1575, 2014
Co-digestion of Sargassum sp. with glycerol and waste frying oil: optimization of the biomethane production using a design of experiments
  • CHEMPOR 2014 - Book of Extended Abstracts of the 12th International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference. No. O-EN8, Porto, Portugal, Sep. 10-12, 7-21-7-23, 2014. ISBN: 978-972-752-170-8
Design of experiments to assess pre-treatment and co-digestion strategies that optimize biogas production from macroalgae Gracilaria vermiculophylla
  • Bioresource Technology, 162, 323-330, 2014
Influence of inoculum, particle size and inoculum-substrate ratio on CH4 production from Ulex sp.
  • XI Latin American Workshop and Symposium of Anaerobic Digestion. La Habana, Cuba, Nov. 24-27, 1441-1448, 2014
Co-digestion of Sargassum sp. with glycerol and waste frying oil following a design of experiments
  • XI Latin American Workshop and Symposium of Anaerobic Digestion. La Habana, Cuba, Nov. 24-27, 691-701, 2014
Biochemical methane potential of brewery wastes and co-digestion with glycerol
  • WASTES 2013 - 2nd Edition of the International Conference and Exhibition: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities. Braga, Portugal, 11-13 September, 221-226, 2013. ISBN: 2183-0568
Evaluation of different strategies to maximize biogas production from algae
  • AD13 - 13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion. Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 25-28, 1-4, 2013
Avaliação de diferentes estratégias para a otimização da produção de biogás a partir de algas
  • Integrated Master on Biological Engineering, 2012
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