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16 May 2016
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La Dra. Ana Andrés Payán ha participado, el jueves 12 de Mayo de 2016, en la Jornada sobre desarrollo de materiales cerámicos “eco-eficientes” para una edificación sostenible mediante la valorización de residuos, que ha tenido lugar en Bailén (Jaén) organizada por Innovarcilla. Dicha Jornada ha tenido como objetivo conocer las tendencias y oportunidades más destacadas que la valorización de residuos ofrece al sector cerámico. Se ha desarrollado como actividad del proyecto pionero KERAM-ECO para crear materiales cerámicos que reduzcan el coste energético de los edificios, que está liderado por el Centro Tecnológico de la Cerámica de Andalucía, Innovarcilla y el Grupo de Investigación TEP-222 de Ingeniería de Materiales y Minera de la Universidad de Jaén. La Dra. Ana Andres ha participado con la conferencia invitada "Análisis y modelado de propiedades tecnológicas y ambientales de materiales cerámicos de construcción con adiciones de residuos" que sintetiza las investigaciones del grupo GER en este ámbito. 

 

02 May 2016
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Last 25 April 2016, Javier Viguri has participated as President of the Jury of the Ph.D. Thesis entitled "Optical properties of the ocean and coastal waters off the southwest coast of Portugal using satellite ocean colour remote sensing data" by Sónia Cláudia Vitorino Cristina and directed by Alice Newton (Algarve University), Samantha Lavender (Plymouth University) and Angel del Valls (Cadiz University). This PhD thesis has been conducted within the Chemistry Physics Dpt. at the Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences of the University of Cadiz, cofinanced for research activities of the chair Banco Santander-UNESCO UNITWIN_WiCop, and in the "Centro de Investigação Marinha and Environmental"(CIMA) at the University of Algarve. The work outlined in this report presented to obtain the title of Erasmus Mundus Ph.D. in Marine and Coastal Management (Macoma), program with the regular collaboration of the research group GER from the University of Cantabria.  

02 May 2016
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Alberto Coz is doing a short research stay as visiting lecturer in the department of mechanical engineering at the University College London, UCL, under the supervision of Dr. Paul Hellier. The research stay is about the study of the characteristics of biofuels in engines in order to propose the most promising alternatives for lignocellulosic waste materials and mixtures. The research stay is funded under the STSM (Short Term Scientific Missions) of the FP1306 COST Action “Valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass side streams for sustainable production of chemicals, materials & fuels using low environmental impact technologies” (LIGNOVAL) and the results of this work will be focused on asking for an European proposal. During his stay, Alberto Coz has given a seminar about the GER research group and the BRIGIT European project.


11 Apr 2016
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Alberto Coz has participated in the 2nd workshop of the FP1306 COST Action ““Valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass side streams for sustainable production of chemicals, materials & fuels using low environmental impact technologies” (LIGNOVAL) in Dubrovnik from 4th to 5th April, 2016. COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, allowing the coordination of nationally-funded research on a European level. In addition, Alberto Coz has given the oral contribution “Hydrolysis and valorisation of Sambucus nigra into artisan products” by Alberto Coz, Isabel Rodríguez-Díaz, Ana I. Portilla, Laura Ulloa, Tamara Llano, Carlos Thomas and Josefa Fernández-Ferreras, about the research work of the group with Besarte Fibra Natural ( www.besarte.com)

29 Mar 2016
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Alberto Coz ha participado el pasado jueves 17 de marzo como presidente del tribunal de la defensa de la Tesis Doctoral titulada “LA BIOMASA DEL OLIVAR COMO FUENTE ENERGÉTICA Y DE BIOPRODUCTOS. AVANCES HACIA LA BIORREFINERÍA DEL OLIVAR“ presentada por Juan Miguel Romero García y dirigida por los directores Eulogio Castro Galiano y Encarnación Ruiz Ramos del Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Ambiental y de los Materiales de la Universidad de Córdoba. El tribunal de evaluación de la tesis doctoral fue completado con la participación del Dr. Jalel Labidi de la Universidad del País Vasco y por la Dra. Rocío Díaz del Imperial College London.  

29 Mar 2016
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Last March 21, Cristina Rueda Ruiz defended her Doctoral Thesis entitled: "Biorrefinería Forestal Integrada a partir del Proceso al Sulfito Ácido. Simulación y Vías de Valorización/ Integrated Forest Biorefinery from acid Sulfite Pulping Process. Simulation and Valorization Opportunities", supervised by Dr. Alberto Coz and Dr. Gema Ruiz from the GER research group and Dr. Jean Paris from Polytechnique Montréal (POLY-MTL). The evaluation committee was chaired by Prof. Dr. Vladimir Elisashvili from the Agricultural University of Georgia, Dr. Rafael Luque from the University of Córdoba and Dr. Berta Galán from the University of Cantabria (GER group). The Ph.D. has been made in the Chemistry and Process & Resource Engineering Department and the R&D Hydrolysis Laboratory of the Sniace S.L. company with the financial support of the Eucafuel Research Project of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and BRIGIT Research Project under the 7th FP-EU (www.brigit-project.eu). In addition, Cristina Rueda completed her academic activities with two research stays at POLY-MTL. In addition to the defense, Prof. Jean Paris from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnique Montréal presented the conference “The integrated Forest Biorefinery, a Case Study in Green Chemistry”. The collaboration between POLY-MTL and the GER research group started in 2013 focused in the valorization opportunities of pulp and paper mills within the biorefinery concept. 

14 Mar 2016
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El día 21 de Marzo de 2016 a las 9:30, el professor Jean Paris del Departamento de Ingeniería Química de la Escuela Politécnica de Montreal, CANADA, dará el Seminario Interdisciplinar de Investigación “The integrated Forest Biorefinery, a Case Study in Green Chemistry”. El seminario se llevara a cabo en el Salón de Actos de la ETSIIT de la UC.

A continuación, a las 11:30 h  tendrá lugar el acto público de defensa de la Tesis Doctoral: "Biorrefinería Forestal Integrada a partir del Proceso al Sulfito Ácido. Simulación y Vías de Valorización/ Integrated Forest Biorefinery from acid Sulfite Pulping Process. Simulation and Valorization Opportunities". La tesis estará presentada por Dña. Cristina Rueda Ruiz y dirigida por el Dr. Alberto Coz Fernández y la Dra. Gema Ruíz Gutierrez pertenecientes al grupo de I+D+i GER de la UC y por el Catedrático Dr. Jean Paris,  de la Escuela Politécnica de Montreal. La tesis Doctoral se ha realizado en las instalaciones de la empresa Snice y financiado a través del Proyecto Eucafuel, del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación y del Proyecto BRIGIT del Septimo Programa marco de la Unión Europea.  

16 Feb 2016
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El Grupo de Investigación GER (Green Engineering and Resources) del Departamento de Química e Ingeniería de Procesos y Recursos (QuIPRe) de la Universidad de Cantabria, convoca a través del COIE una preselección de candidatos para dos ofertas de empleo de personal investigador para el proyecto Europeo BRIGIT "New tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugars waste for highly demanding fire-resistant applications"  (www.brigit-project.eu).

Solicitudes hasta el día 22 de febrero de 2016 a las 13:00 horas (COIE).

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10 Feb 2016
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Last 8th February, Tamara Llano Astuy defended her Doctoral Thesis, that was developed in the research group Green Engineering and Resources (GER) of the Department of Chemistry and Process & Resource Engineering of the University of Cantabria. 

The Doctoral Thesis entitled: "Mejoras en un Proceso de Pasteado al Sulfito para el Aprovechamiento de Carbohidratos dentro del concepto de Biorrefinería/ Developments in a sulphite pulping process for the valorisation of its carbohydrate resources within the biorefinery concept" was supervised by Dr. Alberto Coz Fernández. The evaluation committee was chaired by Prof. Dr. Javier Viguri from the Department of Chemistry and Process & Resource Engineering of the University of Cantabria and as a member of the committee Professor Dr. Eulogio Castro Galiano from the Engineering, Environment and Materials Engineering Department. University of Jaén, Spain. The secretary was Dr. Nikolaos Xekoukoulotakis, from the Environmental Engineering Department of the Technical University of Crete, Greece.

The Ph.D. has been made in the department of Chemistry and Process and Resource Engineering and the R&D hydrolysis laboratory of the company Sniace S.L. with the finantial support of the Eucafuel Research Project of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and BRIGIT Research Project under the Seventh Framework Project of the European Union.

 

Tamara Llano with her Supervisor and Evaluation Committee.

 

 

02 Feb 2016
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Alberto Coz has participated in the 42th Month Meeting of the BRIGIT European Project “New tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugars waste for highly demanding fire-resistant applications'. BRIGIT aims to develop a cost-competitive and environmentally friendly continuous process to produce biopolymers (polyhydroxybutyrate, PHB, and succinate-based biopolyesters, PBS-Poly-Butylene-Succinate) from waste-derived lignocelullosic sugar feedstock liquor of wood sulphite pulping process. 16 partners from 11 countries participate in the project. The meeting was placed in Bath, UK, from 24th to 25th, January, 2016. http://www.brigit-project.eu/.

In addition to the BRIGIT meeting, Alberto Coz has visited Imperial College London (contact: Chris Cheeseman) together with the laboratories of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University College London (contact: Paul Hellier) to continue and open the collaboration with both institutions.