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Patrick Biller

Associate Professor

Profile photoPatrick Biller
Junior Fellow, Postdoc
Department of Engineering - Biological and Chemical Engineering, Hangøvej
Department of Chemistry
Postal address:
Hangøvej 2
8200 Aarhus
Email: pbiller@eng.au.dk
Phone: +4587153464

Employments and Education

Visiting Academic. Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Oct. 2014 → Dec. 2014

Post-Doctoral Research Assistent on project.
Jul. 2013 → Sep. 2013

PhD in Process Engineering, Energy Institute, University of Leeds.

Research at the University of Sidney. The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Australia. Research placement through the World University Network.
Apr. 2011 → Jun. 2011

Master of Engineering, Energy and Environmental Engineering; University of Leeds, UK., Classification awarded: First Class Honours.
Sep. 2009

ERASMUS program, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Two semesters.
Sep. 2007 → Sep. 2008

Undergraduate, Energy and Environmental Engineering Studies, University of Leeds. Part of an integrated 4 year Master of Engineering Degree with exchanges studies in year 3.
Sep. 2005 → Jul. 2007

German Baccalaureate, Friedrich Hecker Gymnasium Radolfzell, Germany. Scientific profile with average mark 2,7.


Potential use of plant biomass from treatment wetland systems for producing biofuels through a biocrude green-biorefining platform

Rodriguez-Dominguez, M. A., Biller, P., Carvalho, P. N., Brix, H. & Arias, C. A., 26 Oct 2021, (Submitted) In: Energies.

Hydrothermal liquefaction aqueous phase treatment and hydrogen production using electro-oxidation

Matayeva, A. & Biller, P., Sep 2021, In: Energy Conversion and Management. 244, 114462.

Combined Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Polyurethane and Lignocellulosic Biomass for Improved Carbon Recovery

Dos Passos, J. S., Chiaberge, S. & Biller, P., Jul 2021, In: Energy and Fuels. 35, 13, p. 10630-10640 11 p.

Rheological studies of municipal sewage sludge slurries for hydrothermal liquefaction biorefinery applications

Edifor, S. Y., Nguyen, Q. D., van Eyk, P., Biller, P. & Lewis, D. M. G., Feb 2021, In: Chemical Engineering Research & Design. 166, p. 148-157 10 p.

Viscosity Variation of Model Compounds during Hydrothermal Liquefaction under Subcritical Conditions of Water

Edifor, S. Y., Nguyen, Q. D., Van Eyk, P., Biller, P., Hall, T. & Lewis, D. M., Jan 2021, In: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 60, 2, p. 980-989 10 p.

Hydrothermal Co-Liquefaction of Synthetic Polymers and Miscanthus giganteus: Synergistic and Antagonistic Effects

Souza dos Passos, J., Glasius, M. & Biller, P., Dec 2020, In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 8, 51, p. 19051-19061

The influence of feedstock characteristics on processability of biosolid slurries for conversion to renewable crude oil via hydrothermal liquefaction

Edifor, S. Y., van Eyk, P., Biller, P. & Lewis, D. M., Oct 2020, In: Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 162, p. 284-294 11 p.

Hydrothermal liquefaction of sewage sludge; energy considerations and fate of micropollutants during pilot scale processing

Silva Thomsen, L. B., Carvalho, P. N., Dos Passos, J. S., Anastasakis, K., Bester, K. & Biller, P., Sep 2020, In: Water Research. 183, 116101.

Screening of common synthetic polymers for depolymerization by subcritical hydrothermal liquefaction

dos Passos, J. S., Glasius, M. & Biller, P., Jul 2020, In: Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 139, p. 371-379 9 p.

Revolutionising the way we manage waste: a Danish researcher is developing a pioneering new technology able to e.g. recover all phosphorus from manure and sludge.

Biller, P., Feb 2020, Profile 2020. Bruun, J. (ed.). Aarhus: Aarhus Universitet, Institut for Ingeniørvidenskab , p. 100-103

A method for biomass assisted separation of particulate matter from a liquid stream and upgrading of the combined solids

Johannsen, I., Biller, P. & Ottosen, L. D. M., 2020, IPC No. C02F 3/32, Patent No. US2020/0223727, 16 Jul 2020, Priority date 29 Jun 2017, Priority No. PCT/DK2018/050168

Continuous Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass in a Novel Pilot Plant with Heat Recovery and Hydraulic Oscillation

Anastasakis, K., Biller, P., Madsen, R. B., Glasius, M. & Johannsen, I., 10 Oct 2018, In: Energies. 11, 10, 23 p., 2695.

Rapid Determination of Water, Total Acid Number, and Phenolic Content in Bio-Crude from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass using FT-IR

Madsen, R. B., Anastasakis, K., Biller, P. & Glasius, M., 19 Jul 2018, In: Energy & Fuels. 32, 7, p. 7660-7669 10 p.

Detailed Investigation into the Asphaltene Fraction of Hydrothermal Liquefaction Derived Bio-Crude and Hydrotreated Bio-Crudes

Bjelić, S., Yu, J., Iversen, B. B., Glasius, M. & Biller, P., 20 Feb 2018, In: Energy & Fuels. 32, 3, p. 3579-3587 9 p.

Primary sewage sludge filtration using biomass filter aids and subsequent hydrothermal co-liquefaction

Biller, P., Johannsen, I., Souza dos Passos, J. & Ottosen, L. D. M., 2018, In: Water Research. 130, p. 58-68 11 p.

Assessment of agricultural crops and natural vegetation in Scotland for energy production by anaerobic digestion and hydrothermal liquefaction

Biller, P., Lawson, D., Madsen, R. B., Becker, J., Iversen, B. B. & Glasius, M., 6 Dec 2017, In: Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. 7, 4, p. 467-477 11 p.

Nanoparticles of Pd supported on bacterial biomass for hydroprocessing crude bio-oil

Kunwar, B., Deilami, S. D., Macaskie, L. E., Wood, J., Biller, P. & Sharma, B. K., 1 Dec 2017, In: Fuel. 209, p. 449-456 8 p.

Hydrothermal liquefaction: A promising pathway towards renewable jet fuel

Biller, P. & Roth, A., 9 Aug 2017, Biokerosene: Status and Prospects. Kaltschmitt, M. & Neuling, U. (eds.). Springer, p. 607-635 29 p.

Hydrothermal co-liquefaction of biomasses - quantitative analysis of bio-crude and aqueous phase composition

Madsen, R. B., Bernberg, R. Z., Biller, P., Becker, J., Iversen, B. B. & Glasius, M., 12 Apr 2017, In: Sustainable Energy & Fuels. 1, p. 789-805 16 p.

Characterizing Semivolatile Organic Compounds of Biocrude from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass

Madsen, R. B., Zhang, H., Biller, P., Goldstein, A. H. & Glasius, M., Apr 2017, In: Energy & Fuels. 31, 4, p. 4122-4134 13 p.

The seasonal variation of fucoidan within three species of brown macroalgae

Fletcher, H. R., Biller, P., Ross, A. B. & Adams, J. M. M., 1 Mar 2017, In: Algal Research. 22, p. 79-86 8 p.

Catalytic hydrotreatment of bio-crude produced from hydrothermal liquefaction of aspen wood: A catalyst screening and parameter optimization study

Yu, J., Biller, P., Mamakhel, M. A. H., Klemmer, M., Becker, J., Glasius, M. & Iversen, B. B., 2017, In: Sustainable Energy & Fuels. 1, p. 832-841 12 p.

Predicting the Chemical Composition of Aqueous Phase from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Model Compounds and Biomasses

Madsen, R. B., Biller, P., Jensen, M. M., Becker, J., Iversen, B. B. & Glasius, M., 15 Dec 2016, In: Energy & Fuels. 30, 12, p. 10470-10483 14 p.

Comparing quantitative analysis of bio-crude and aqueous phase from hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass

Madsen, R. B., Biller, P., Jensen, M. M. & Glasius, M., 3 Nov 2016.

Principal component analysis of bio-crude and aqueous phase from hydrothermal liquefaction of thermally and chemically pretreated Miscanthus x giganteus

Madsen, R. B., Lappa, E., Biller, P., Jensen, M. M., Becker, J., Christensen, P. R., Iversen, B. B. & Glasius, M., 31 May 2016.

Hydrogen production from the catalytic supercritical water gasification of process water generated from hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae

Cherad, R., Onwudili, J. A., Biller, P., Williams, P. T. & Ross, A. B., 15 Feb 2016, In: Fuel. 166, February, p. 24-28 5 p.

Effect of hydrothermal liquefaction aqueous phase recycling on bio-crude yields and composition

Biller, P., Madsen, R. B., Klemmer, M., Becker, J., Iversen, B. B. & Glasius, M., 2016, In: Bioresource Technology. 220, p. 190-199 10 p.

Production of biofuels via hydrothermal conversion

Biller, P. & Ross, A., 2016, Handbook of Biofuels Production. Luque, R., Lin, C., Wilson, K. & Clark, J. (eds.). 2 ed. Woodhead Publishing, p. 509-547 39 p.

Investigation of the presence of an aliphatic biopolymer in cyanobacteria: Implications for kerogen formation

Biller, P., Ross, A. B. & Skill, S. C., 1 Apr 2015, In: Organic Geochemistry. 81, p. 64-69 6 p.