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See detailLignes de vie
Tomasovic, Dick ULg

in APCVL (Ed.) Lycéens au cinéma en Région Centre - 2003 (2003)

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See detailLigniculture et maintien de la fertilité des sols dans l'Ouest-Cameroun
Njoukam, Raphaël; Bock, Laurent ULg; Hebert, Jacques ULg et al

in Bois et Forêts des Tropiques (1996), (249), 33-49

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See detailLignin as a raw material for industrial materials applications
Richel, Aurore ULg; Vanderghem, Caroline ULg; Jacquet, Nicolas ULg et al

Poster (2014)

Native lignin is an abundant biopolymer on earth and represents 15-30% by weight of the lignocellulosic biomass. Lignin is a heterogeneous cross-linked polymer composed of phenylpropane units (guaiacyl ... [more ▼]

Native lignin is an abundant biopolymer on earth and represents 15-30% by weight of the lignocellulosic biomass. Lignin is a heterogeneous cross-linked polymer composed of phenylpropane units (guaiacyl, syringyl or p-hydroxyphenyl) linked together by a panel of specific ether or carbon-carbon bonds.[1] Nowadays, large amounts of lignins and lignin-based wastes are available and originate either from the pulp and paper manufacturing or from the production of bioethanol from lignocellulose. [2] Typically, these lignins are dedicated to energetic purposes by combustion. In recent years however, novel axes for high added value applications have emerged and concern, notably, the use of lignin as performance products (e.g. polymer additives, binders) or specialty chemicals (e.g. surface-active agents) for materials applications.[3] Herein, several applications of lignin in materials sciences with industrial issues are presented. A correlation is established between the extraction processes from lignocellulosic materials and the chemical structure and physico-chemical properties of lignins.[4] Our research group has also developed new methodologies for the extraction of highly pure lignins from several starting materials, including food wastes, herbaceous raw materials and wood biomass. These methodologies include microwave-assisted extraction and two-step conventional pretreatment involving steam explosion. These methodologies are described in this presentation. [less ▲]

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See detailLignin as a raw material for industrial materials applications
Richel, Aurore ULg; Vanderghem, Caroline ULg; Jacquet, Nicolas ULg et al

Poster (2013, October)

Native lignin is an abundant biopolymer on earth and represents 15-30% by weight of the lignocellulosic biomass. Lignin is a heterogeneous cross-linked polymer composed of phenylpropane units (guaiacyl ... [more ▼]

Native lignin is an abundant biopolymer on earth and represents 15-30% by weight of the lignocellulosic biomass. Lignin is a heterogeneous cross-linked polymer composed of phenylpropane units (guaiacyl, syringyl or p-hydroxyphenyl) linked together by a panel of specific ether or carbon-carbon bonds.[1] Nowadays, large amounts of lignins and lignin-based wastes are available and originate either from the pulp and paper manufacturing or from the production of bioethanol from lignocellulose. [2] Typically, these lignins are dedicated to energetic purposes by combustion. In recent years however, novel axes for high added value applications have emerged and concern, notably, the use of lignin as performance products (e.g. polymer additives, binders) or specialty chemicals (e.g. surface-active agents) for materials applications.[3] Herein, several applications of lignin in materials sciences with industrial issues are presented. A correlation is established between the extraction processes from lignocellulosic materials and the chemical structure and physico-chemical properties of lignins.[4] Our research group has also developed new methodologies for the extraction of highly pure lignins from several starting materials, including food wastes, herbaceous raw materials and wood biomass. These methodologies include microwave-assisted extraction and two-step conventional pretreatment involving steam explosion. These methodologies are described in this presentation. [less ▲]

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See detailLignin extraction from Mediterranean agro-wastes: Impact of pretreatment conditions on lignin chemical structure and thermal degradation behavior
Manara, Panagiota; Zabaniotou, Anastasia; Vanderghem, Caroline ULg et al

in Catalysis Today (2014), 223

Three different types of Mediterranean, agro-industrial wastes (olive kernels, grape pomace/seeds, peach kernels), were subjected to two pretreatment processes, a chemical/organosolv and a physicochemical ... [more ▼]

Three different types of Mediterranean, agro-industrial wastes (olive kernels, grape pomace/seeds, peach kernels), were subjected to two pretreatment processes, a chemical/organosolv and a physicochemical one. The organosolv process included lignocellulosic biomass treatment with formic acid/acetic acid/water (30/50/20, v/v%), for 3 h at 107 °C, while the physicochemical method was conducted by immersing the biomass in a water/ethanol (8/92, v/v%), H2SO4 0.32 M, solvent and further exposing the slurry to microwave irradiation (maximum 250 W) for 1/2 h at 150 °C. Both processes were evaluated regarding the achieved delignification and the purity of the extracted lignins. The effect of the pretreatment processes onto the structure and thermal decomposition behavior of the extracted lignins was investigated via FT-IR and TGA analysis, respectively. The objective of the research work was to investigate potential valorization routes for these biomass agro-residues in the context of a biorefinery, focusing on lignin extraction. The pretreatment results showed that the obtained lignins, derived from both procedures, were of high purity (>82 wt%). Under the organosolv procedure, peach kernel delignification showed the maximum value (∼16 wt%), while under microwave pretreatment, olive kernel delignification showed the maximum value (∼35 wt%). Grape pomace/seeds appeared to be the most resistant in both treatments. [less ▲]

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See detailLa lignine, une molécule d'intérêt issue du bioraffinage lignocellulosique
Richel, Aurore ULg

Conference (2012, November)

La mise sur pied d’initiatives de bioraffinage lignocellulosique génère des quantités importantes de lignines sous-exploitées. La lignine, l’une des molécules renouvelables les plus abondantes sur terre ... [more ▼]

La mise sur pied d’initiatives de bioraffinage lignocellulosique génère des quantités importantes de lignines sous-exploitées. La lignine, l’une des molécules renouvelables les plus abondantes sur terre, est un biopolymère fortement ramifié constitué d’unités aromatiques. La composition de ce polymère est fortement influencée par la nature du substrat lignocellulosique et par les conditions de cracking appliquées. Généralement destinée à des fins énergétiques, la lignine se voit aujourd’hui ouvrir de nouvelles pistes de valorisation à plus haute valeur ajoutée telles que des applications comme gaz de synthèse, additif dans le secteur de la plasturgie ou comme source de composés aromatiques destinés au secteur chimique. [less ▲]

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See detailLa lignine, une molécule d'intérêt issue du bioraffinage
Richel, Aurore ULg

in Chimie Nouvelle (2012), 111

The implementation of lignocellulosic biorefinery initiatives generates significant amounts of underexploited lignins. Lignin, one of the most abundant renewable molecules on earth, is a highly branched ... [more ▼]

The implementation of lignocellulosic biorefinery initiatives generates significant amounts of underexploited lignins. Lignin, one of the most abundant renewable molecules on earth, is a highly branched biopolymer consisting of aromatic units. Generally intended for energy purposes, lignin has nowadays opened new vistas for higher added-value applications such as syngas, additive in the plastics industry or as a source of aromatic compounds dedicated to the chemical sector. This article provides an update on this molecule and its potential applications. [less ▲]

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See detailLignocellulosic biomass pretreatment impact on the extracted lignins chemical structure
Manara, Panagiota; Zabaniotou, Anastasia; Vanderghem, Caroline ULg et al

Poster (2013, October)

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See detailLignosulfonate promotes the interaction between Scots pine and an ectomycorrhizal fungus Pisolithus tinctorius in vitro
Niemi, Karoliina; Kevers, Claire ULg; Haggman, Hely

in Plant and Soil (2005), 271(1-2), 243-249

Lignosulfonate (LS) is a lignin-based polymer obtained as a by-product from paper industry, which may have potential as an amendment with macronutrients. We studied effects of LS on the interaction ... [more ▼]

Lignosulfonate (LS) is a lignin-based polymer obtained as a by-product from paper industry, which may have potential as an amendment with macronutrients. We studied effects of LS on the interaction between Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) seedlings and hypocotyl cuttings and the ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungus Pisolithus tinctorius (Pers.) Coker and Couch. The experiments were performed in vitro on the MMN agar medium containing Fe-LS chelate at the concentrations of 0, 5, 10 and 25 mg/L. Inoculation with P. tinctorius increased root growth of the seedlings. Fe-LS enhanced P. tinctorius induced formation of lateral roots and had a dose-dependent positive effect on the establishment of mycorrhizas on the seedlings. The growth of the fungal mycelium was improved by Fe-LS, which might cause faster and more intensive contact with the roots and, thus, better root growth and mycorrhiza formation. P. tinctorius enhanced also adventitious root formation and subsequent root growth of the hypocotyl cuttings but without any synergistic effect with Fe-LS. Our study with P. tinctorius and Scots pine in vitro indicates that a low-cost by-product Fe-LS, obtained from paper industry, may be a potential tool to improve the efficiency of fungal inoculations, thus, facilitating the early interaction between an ECM fungus and host seedling. [less ▲]

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See detailLignum vitae. Le culte de la Sainte Croix
George, Philippe ULg

in Liège. Autour de l'an mil, la naissance d'une principauté (Xe-XIIe siècle) (2000)

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See detailLikelihood based inference for semi-competing risks
Heuchenne, Cédric ULg; Legrand, Catherine; Laurent, Stéphane ULg et al

E-print/Working paper (2011)

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See detailLikelihood based inference for semi-competing risks
Heuchenne, Cédric ULg; Laurent, Stéphane ULg; Legrand, Catherine et al

in Communications in Statistics : Simulation & Computation (2014), 43(5), 1112-1132

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See detailLikely Detection of UV Auroral Emission from the Magnetic Footprint of Callisto
Clarke, John; Bhattacharyya, Dolon; Montgomery, Jordan et al

Poster (2012, December 06)

A large number of UV images of Jupiter's aurora were obtained in 2007/2008 with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) ACS/SBC camera. The initial results on variations with the solar wind conditions have been ... [more ▼]

A large number of UV images of Jupiter's aurora were obtained in 2007/2008 with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) ACS/SBC camera. The initial results on variations with the solar wind conditions have been published elsewhere, but the large database permits other studies to be performed. In particular, while auroral emissions have been detected from the magnetic footprints of Io, Europa, and Ganymede in Jupiter's atmosphere, the footprint of Callisto has been located too close to the main auroral oval to be detected. We have thus analyzed images of the ultraviolet auroral emissions of Jupiter taken using the F115LP filter on the HST/ACS instrument. Using a unique co-addition method, we have identified a strong candidate for the footprint of Callisto on May 24, 2007. We tested this finding by applying the same co-addition method to a nearly identical auroral configuration on May 30, 2007 when Callisto was well removed in its orbit. Comparing the two co-added images, we can clearly see the presence of Callisto’s footprint on the 24th and its absence on the 30th. The method relies as well on the motion of Callisto's footprint remaining under the satellite, while most of the auroral emissions rotate with the planet. The images and analysis method will be presented in this presentation. [less ▲]

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See detailLILAS, an integrated laboratory information system
Albert, Adelin ULg; Chapelle, Jean-Paul ULg; Ongaro, C. et al

Poster (1991, May)

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See detailLilia florent : l’imaginaire politique et social à la cour de France durant les premières Guerres d’Italie (1494-1525)
Dumont, Jonathan ULg

Doctoral thesis (2010)

Ces dernières années, l’historiographie des premières Guerres d’Italie (1494-1525) s’est considérablement enrichie notamment grâce aux études de D. Le Fur, N. Hochner, A.-M. Lecoq et R. W. Scheller ... [more ▼]

Ces dernières années, l’historiographie des premières Guerres d’Italie (1494-1525) s’est considérablement enrichie notamment grâce aux études de D. Le Fur, N. Hochner, A.-M. Lecoq et R. W. Scheller. Croisant délibérément des sources variées (littéraires, politiques et iconographiques) ainsi que les méthodes (celle de l’historien des textes et celle de l’historien d’art), leurs travaux se sont attachés à définir les différents aspects du pouvoir royal et la manière dont celui-ci se met en scène tout spécialement sous les règnes de Charles VIII, de Louis XII et de François Ier. Force est donc de constater que la figure du roi de France domine l’historiographie récente des premières Guerres d’Italie. Pourtant, à chaque fois que les souverains des fleurs de lys sont mis en scène, ils n’occupent pas seuls le discours politique. D’autres personnages, la France et les Français, apparaissent à côté d’eux. Le premier est dépeint, selon une tradition établie, comme un espace bénéficiant de qualités exceptionnelles. Lesdites qualités conditionnent la nature du deuxième personnage – les Français –, lequel s’intègre dès lors à un portrait de la nation. Durant les Guerres d’Italie, ce discours sur la France et les Français ne sert pas uniquement à décrire le royaume lui-même. Il permet avant tout aux artisans de la propagande royale d’élaborer une pensée légitimant la conquête de l’Italie et permettant d’y imposer une nouvelle culture politique et sociale d’inspiration française. Cet amalgame d’images à propos de l’Italie française ou Franco-Italia traverse l’ensemble de la période, croisant parfois la figure royale, mais s’en éloignant aussi très souvent. L’étude d’une telle idéologie révèle enfin un intérêt supplémentaire. Au cours des premières décennies du XVIe siècle, la France connaît un véritable bouleversement de son modèle d’organisation sociale traditionnel. Nous voulons parler des trois ordres du féodalisme (oratores, bellatores et laboratores). Certes, dans la réalité quotidienne, le système ternaire ne reflète plus, depuis des siècles, la complexité des relations politiques et sociales. Par contre, la remise en cause de ce modèle au sein de la pensée politique curiale, en somme dans la culture de l’élite, est une donnée relativement nouvelle en ce début de XVIe siècle. Ainsi, le discours sur l’Italie française sert de champ d’expérimentation aux théoriciens du politique, aux polémistes ainsi qu’aux chroniqueurs et même aux poètes, leur permettant de redéfinir les contours d’un schéma ternaire qui, dans sa forme traditionnelle, leur apparaît désuet. On l’aura compris : notre thèse s’oriente donc vers l’étude, non d’un seul mode de pensée, mais plutôt d’une pluralité de concepts et d’opinions ayant comme dénominateur commun la redéfinition des contours de l’Italie et également de la France. Il s’agira de comprendre la manière dont les auteurs de la cour de France regardent la Péninsule et ses habitants et comment, de cette expérience de l’altérité, ils en arrivent à pratiquer un retour sur eux-mêmes et à relire leur propre mode d’organisation sociale, autrement dit, les cadres théoriques de leur existence. Cette histoire des lys qui s’évertuent à fleurir dans les champs d’une Italie pourtant bien décidée à les faucher sera l’occasion d’entrevoir sous un angle neuf cette période de bouleversements et d’inquiétudes que sont les premières Guerres d’Italie. [less ▲]

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See detailLilia florent. L’imaginaire politique et social à la cour de France durant les premières Guerres d’Italie (1494–1525)
Dumont, Jonathan ULg

Book published by Honoré Champion (2013)

During the first Italian Wars (1494–1525), at the court of France, an ideology of assimilation of Italy by France is developing: Franco-Italia. Historiographers and poets show the Peninsula as a new ... [more ▼]

During the first Italian Wars (1494–1525), at the court of France, an ideology of assimilation of Italy by France is developing: Franco-Italia. Historiographers and poets show the Peninsula as a new France populated by Italians Frenchified. But this thought reveals much more than an attempt absorption of Italy by France. It highlights a real disruption of traditional social structures. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, there is a critique of the social order at the heart of the closed circles of power. This work is well under the sign of acculturation - that of Italy and Italians - and reflection of identity - Frenchising Italy, the French redefine their own socio-political structures. It enlights the very nature of political thought at the beginning of the Renaissance, thought full of contradictions and doubts, in a period full of turmoil and worry. [less ▲]

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See detailA Lilliputian lignophyte from the Lower Devonian?
Gerrienne, Philippe ULg; Strullu-Derrien, C.; Steemans, Philippe ULg

Conference (2008, November 27)

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See detailLima : un sommet sans enjeux
Santander, Sébastian ULg

Article for general public (2008)

L'UE et l'Amérique latine tiennent tous les deux ans des sommets de chef d'Etat et de gouvernement. Ces derniers ont pour objectif de faire avancer les relations économiques, commerciales, politiques ... [more ▼]

L'UE et l'Amérique latine tiennent tous les deux ans des sommets de chef d'Etat et de gouvernement. Ces derniers ont pour objectif de faire avancer les relations économiques, commerciales, politiques, culturelles et de coopération. Toutefois, le sommet de Lima a démontré l'écart entre les intentions de créer un "partenariat stratégique" et la réalité qui est traversée par des conflits aussi bien entre l'UE et l'AL qu'au sein même des relations intralatinoaméricaines. Cette situation bloque les ambitions de l'agenda UE/AL. [less ▲]

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