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Jens Ejbye Schmidt

Jens Ejbye Schmidt

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Dr. Jens Ejbye Schmidt earned his PhD in Environmental Biotechnology in 1993 from Department of Biotechnology of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

He is currently a full professor in Chemical Engineering at Masdar Institute, with focus on production of sustainable biofuels. In addition he is head of the Institute Center for Energy (iEnergy).

Prior to his appointment at the institute, Dr. Schmidt was head of the Bioenergy & Biorefinery Program at Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, DTU. From 2000 to 2007, he was the head of the Wastewater Group, and associate professor at the Department of Environment & Resources DTU.

Dr. Schmidt was associate professor in the Anaerobic Microbiology/Biotechnology Research Group, Department of Biotechnology/Department of Applied Chemistry, DTU from 1998 to 2000 and was acting head of the group during part of the period also.

He has published more than 200 technical articles and book chapters.

Courses/Teaching

  • CHE505 Systems Engineering
  • CHE602 Biorefinery processes and products

Advisor to Current Masdar Institute Students

  • Fabian Bonk - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Akinleye Sowunmi - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tomasz Bochenski - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Chuanji Fang - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Dr. Schmidt is an expert in environmental biotechnology with focus on production of sustainable biofuels, pretreatment of biomass and development of biorefinery concepts. His projects and research interests include:

  • Biorefinery – Integrated sustainable processes for biomass conversion to biomaterials, biofuels and fertilizers
  • 2GBIONRG – 2nd generation biofuel production from lignocellulosic materials in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 
  • Algal Biofuels: Jet Fuel from Mixed Oxygenates
  • Optimization of value chains for production of phytochemicals (high value products) and biofuels from halophytes in UAE
  • Optimized anaerobic treatment of multiple biowastes using economic and environmental criteria (ANACOOPT)
  • Turning Waste Into a Resource - Integrated Sustainable Waste Management Partnership – 3GF platform
  • The Greenwave Project – Renewable Energy Technology and Policy Recommendations for Abu Dhabi Government

 

  • JE Schmidt, BK Ahring (1996) Granular sludge formation in upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactors Biotechnology and Bioengineering 49 (3), 229-246
  •  TL Hansen, JE Schmidt, I Angelidaki, E Marca, J la Cour Jansen, H Mosbæk, TH Christensen (2004) Method for determination of methane potentials of solid organic waste Waste Management 24 (4), 393-400
  • E Arvaniti, AB Bjerre, JE Schmidt (2012) Wet oxidation pretreatment of rape straw for ethanol production Biomass and Bioenergy 39, 94-105
  • ST Thomsen, Z Kádár, JE Schmidt (2014) Compositional analysis and projected biofuel potentials from common West African agricultural residues Biomass and Bioenergy 63, 210-217 m common West African agricultural residues Biomass and Bioenergy 63, 210-217