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08 Aug 2017
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El alumno José Favio Aviléz Guerrero, del 8º semestre de la titulación de Ingeniería Industrial del Instituto Tecnológico de Culiacán, México, concluyó satisfactoriamente sus siete semanas de estancia de verano de investigación en la Universidad de Cantabria, durante el periodo comprendido entre el 19 de Junio y el 04 de Agosto de 2017. José Favio Aviléz se ha incorporado a la línea de investigación del grupo GER “Residuos de Fundición cómo nuevos recursos en procesos cerámicos” bajo la supervisión del alumno de doctorado Juan Dacuba y del profesor Javier Viguri. Así mismo ha asistido a dos Cursos de Verano de la UC en la sede de Suances y a diversos seminarios programados por el grupo de investigación GER de acogida.

     

31 Jul 2017
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The assistant professor Dr. Tamara Llano has recently published two articles in the open access journals Energies and Biotechnology Reports, in collaboration with Dr. Natalia Quijorna and the associated professors Dr. Ana Andrés and Dr. Alberto Coz:

  • Llano, T., Quijorna, N., Coz, A. 2017. Detoxification of a Lignocellulosic Waste from a Pulp Mill to Enhance Its Fermentation Prospects. Energies, 10, 348-365.
  • Llano, T., Quijorna, N., Andrés, A., Coz, A. 2017. Sugar, acid and furfural quantification in a sulphite pulp mill: Feedstock, product and hydrolysate analysis by HPLC/RID. Biotechnology Reports, 15, 75-83.

The first paper applies different detoxification methods for inhibitors removal of lignocellulosic hydrolysates. Evaporation, overliming, ionic exchange resins and adsorption were successfully considered. The article can be downloaded on this link: https://vpnuc.unican.es/1996-1073/10/3/,DanaInfo=www.mdpi.com+348 

The second paper includes four chromatographic methods for sugars analysis and degradations compounds i.e. weak acids and furfurals were developed. Such methods are suitable for lignocellulosic biomass, lignocellulosic hydrolysates and cellulose pulps. The article can be downloaded on this link:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215017X16300649

12 Jun 2017
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Icon Washbasin from Bathco Company, is Winner in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category, 2016 - 2017, in A' Design Award & Competition.

The Bathco design team, in collaboration with the Green Engineering & Research Group at the University of Cantabria, have participated in the production of the innovative product ICON WASBASIN. The ICON is made in materials that offer real benefits to the environment. In particular, the washbasin made with a new generation material: it is created from recycled materials at low temperatures, in a process that reduces the consumption of raw materials, reduces the CO2 emissions and save energy.

The challenge of the de new design was to obtain a product that perfectly combined a cutting-edge design and the use of materials that were totally sustainable and environmentally-friendly. With Icon, this equilibrium was achieved through the development of two pieces that represent an homage to nature. First, the wood of the furniture element was extracted in a totally sustainable way; second, the washbasin is made from recycled materials.

More Information: https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=53149

24 May 2017
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El grupo de investigación GER del departamento de Química e Ingeniería de Procesos y Recursos de la Universidad de Cantabria ha participado en diversos actos de divulgación científica, entre ellos el acto Pint of Science que ha tenido lugar en Santander, los días 15 al 17 de mayo.