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Kokou Adjallé

Areas of expertise

Environmental biotechnologies , Biomass valorization , Bioproducts


Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre

490 de la Couronne Street
Québec, Quebec  G1K 9A9

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Research interests

Professor Adjallé’s research interests are in environmental biotechnology and green chemistry for the production of value-added bioproducts, biofuels, and biomaterials. Specifically, his research focuses on:

  1. Pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic residues for biorefining
  2. Production by fermentation and formulation of bioproducts (biopesticides, enzymes, etc.) for different applications
  3. Production of microalgae for energy purposes and to obtain specific molecules
  4. Development of biosourced materials (glues, resins and thermal insulation foam) from lignin and tannins


Bennani, Ghita, Ndao, Adama, Konan, Delon, Brassard, Patrick, Le Roux, Étienne, Godbout, Stéphane & Adjallé, Kokou (2023). Valorisation of cranberry residues through pyrolysis and membrane filtration for the production of value-added agricultural products. Energies, 16 (23): Art. 7774.
DOI: 10.3390/en16237774

Brodeur, Daphné, Deschamps, Marie-Hélène, Vandenberg, Grant W., Barnabé, Simon, Gómez, D., Déry, M. A., Vaneeckhaute, Céline & Adjallé, Kokou (2023). Integration of pretreated crop residues to improve the valorization of biogas digestate by the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens L.; Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larvae. Waste and Biomass Valorization, ONLINE.
DOI: 10.1007/s12649-023-02340-z

Eslami, Zahra, Elkoun, Saïd, Robert, Mathieu & Adjallé, Kokou (2023). A review of the effect of plasticizers on the physical and mechanical properties of alginate-based films. Molecules, 28 (18): 6637.
DOI: 10.3390/molecules28186637

Ndao, Adama & Adjallé, Kokou (2023). Overview of the biotransformation of limonene and α-pinene from wood and citrus residues by microorganisms. Waste, 1 (4): 841–859.
DOI: 10.3390/waste1040049

Konan D, Koffi E, Ndao A, Peterson EC, Rodrigue D & Adjallé K (2022). An overview of extrusion as a pretreatment method of lignocellulosic biomass. Energies, 15(9): 3002.
DOI : 10.3390/en15093002

Pandey A, Ndao A, Adjallé K & Blais J-F (2022). Sustainable applications of polyhydroxyalkanoates in various fields: A critical review. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 221: 1184–1201.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2022.09.098

Pas C, Brodeur D, Deschamps MH, Lebeuf Y, Adjallé K, Barnabé S, Eeckhout M, Vandenberg G & Vaneeckhaute C (2022). Valorization of pretreated biogas digestate with black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens, L; Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larvae. Journal of Environmental Management, 319: 115529.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115529

Bayart, Marie; Adjallé, Kokou D.; Diop, Amadou; Ovlaque, Pierre; Barnabé, Simon; Robert, Mathieu & Elkoun, Saïd (2021). PLA/flax fiber bio-composites: effect of polyphenol-based surface treatment on interfacial adhesion and durabilityCompos. Interfaces, 28 (3): 287-308.
DOI: 10.1080/09276440.2020.1773179

Dupuis, Éloïse; Triffault, Evelyne; Barrette, Julie; Adjallé, Kokou D. & Martineau, Christine (2021). Bioenergy conversion potential of decaying hardwoodsEnergies, 14 (1): Art. 93.
DOI: 10.3390/en14010093

Mostafazadeh, Ali Khosravanipour; Karimiestahbanati, Mahmoodreza; Diop, Amadou; Adjallé, Kokou; Drogui, Patrick & Tyagi, Rajeshwar Dayal (2021). Green chemistry for green solvent production and sustainability toward green economy. In:  Pandey A, Tyagi RD, Varjani S. (Eds). Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals: Circular Bioeconomy: Current Developments and Future Outlook. pp. 583-636. Elsevier.

Yadav, Bhoomika; Yellapu, Sravan Kumar; Adjallé, Kokou D.; Drogui, Patrick & Tyagi, Rajeshwar Dayal (2021). Comparative study on production and characterisation of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) using activated sludge fortified with crude glycerol from different biodiesel companiesSyst. Microbiol. Biomanuf., 1 : 208-222.
DOI: 10.1007/s43393-020-00017-5

Chen, Ju; Adjallé, Kokou D.; Lai, Thanh Tung; Barnabé, Simon; Perrier, Michel & Paris, Jean (2020). Effect of mechanical pretreatment for enzymatic hydrolysis of woody residues, corn stover and alfalfaWaste Biomass Valor., 11 (11): 5847-5856.
DOI: 10.1007/s12649-019-00856-x

Barnabé S, Jacques J-P, Villemont C, Lemire P-O, Adjallé K, Bourdeau N, Rezazgui O, Audy J-F, Labelle F,Mangin P (2019) How industries and cities are seizing the opportunity of the bioeconomy to enable prosperous and sustainable regions: Cases from QuebecIndustrial Biotechnology 15(3): 113-117.
DOI: 10.1089/ind.2019.29169.sba

Chen J, Adjallé K, Barnabé S, Perrier M, Paris J (2019) Mechanical and Thermal Pretreatment Processes for Increasing Sugar Production from Woody Biomass Via Enzymatic HydrolysisWaste and Biomass Valorization 10(7): 2057-2065.
DOI: 10.1007/s12649-018-0217-x

Thiffault, E; Barrette, J; Blanchet, P; Nguyen, Quy Net Adjalle, K (2019). Optimizing quality of wood pellets made of hardwood processing residuesForests, 10 (7): Art. 607.
DOI: 10.3390/f10070607

Khatri V, Meddeb-Mouelhi F, Adjallé K, Barnabé S, Beauregard M (2018). Determination of optimal biomass pretreatment strategies for biofuel production: Investigation of relationships between surface-exposed polysaccharides and their enzymatic conversion using carbohydrate-binding modules. Biotechnology for Biofuels 11(1).
DOI: 10.1186/s13068-018-1145-5

Adjalle K, Larose LV, Bley J, Barnabé S (2017). The effect of organic nitrogenous compound content and different pretreatments on agricultural lignocellulosic biomass characterization methodsCellulose 24(3): 1395-1406
DOI: 10.1007/s10570-017-1199-8

Bourdeau N, Bélanger-Lépine F, Adjallé K, Dubois-Caléro N, Dosnon-Olette R, Samson G, Barnabé S (2017). Mixotrophic Cultivation of an Algae-Bacteria Consortium in Aluminium Smelter Wastewaters (Quebec, Canada): High Nitrogen Concentration Increases Overall Lipid ProductionIndustrial Biotechnology 13(5): 260-269.
DOI: 10.1089/ind.2017.0006

Diop A, Adjallé K, Boëns B, Montplaisir D, Barnabé S (2017). Synthesis and characterization of lignin-melamine-formaldehyde resin. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 30(9): 1255-1266.
DOI: 10.1177/0892705716632856

Lai TT, Pham TTH, Adjallé K, Montplaisir D, Brouillette F, Barnabé S (2017). Production of Trichoderma reesei RUT C-30 Lignocellulolytic Enzymes Using Paper Sludge as Fermentation Substrate: An Approach for On-Site Manufacturing of Enzymes for BiorefineriesWaste and Biomass Valorization 8(4): 1081-1088
DOI: 10.1007/s12649-016-9686-y

Moreno-Garcia L, Adjalle K, Barnabe S, Raghavan GSV (2017). Microalgae biomass production for a biorefinery system: Recent advances and the way towards sustainabilityRenewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 76: 493-506.
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.024

Boëns B, Pilon G, Bourdeau N, Adjallé K, Barnabé S (2016). Hydrothermal liquefaction of a wastewater native Chlorella sp. bacteria consortium: biocrude production and characterizationBiofuels 7(6): 611-619.
DOI: 10.1080/17597269.2016.1168027

Gelinas M, Pham TTH, Boens B, Adjalle K,Barnabe S (2015). Residual corn crop hydrolysate and silage juice as alternative carbon sources in microalgae productionAlgal Research-Biomass Biofuels and Bioproducts 12: 33-42.
DOI: 10.1016/j.algal.2015.08.001

Lai TT, Pham TTH, Adjallé K, Brouillette F, Barnabé S (2015). Strategies for Using Pulp and Paper Sludges as Culture Media for Xylanase Production with Bacillus pumilusWaste and Biomass Valorization 6(6): 1103-1113.
DOI: 10.1007/s12649-015-9404-1