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30 Jun 2016
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Carlos Arce, Ana Isabel Portilla y Alberto Coz have participated in the last meeting (48th month meeting) of the BRIGIT European Project “New tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugars waste for highly demanding fire-resistant applications', in Torino, Italy. 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/

 

    

14 Jun 2016
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Ana Andrés and Juan Dacuba have participated actively in the WasteEng 2016: 6th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation, in Albi, France, from May 23–26 2016, (http://www.wasteeng2016.org/). Ana Andrés, member of the Scientific Committee of the WasteEng 2016 and Juan Dacuba, have presented the Poster and Oral Flash work entitled “Leaching Behavior of pollutants from Alkaline-Activated Illite Clay-Coal Fly Ash Formulations incorporating Electric Arc Furnace Dust” in collaboration with the research group DIOPMA of the Prof. J.M. Chimenos, from University of Barcelona.  

14 Jun 2016
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Berta Galán and Marta Revilla are participating actively in the LET 2016 International Conference, in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, 13–16 June 2016 (http://www.let2016.org/en). This IWA iniciative is devoted to innovation in the field of water technology, allowing to bring research and development to rapid practical application. Berta and Marta presented two Posters entitled “Optimization of BAS treatment plant using an integrated model: Applications to wastewater from pulp and viscose industry” and “Environmental and economic benefits of combined domestic and viscose-cellulose wastewaters using BAS process”  

09 Jun 2016
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Students from Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania and UPV have attended the course. The presentations consisted on (i) an introduction to the use of biotechnology in industry; (ii) processes involved in industrial biotechnology; (iii) modeling, simulation and optimization; (iv) application to industrial biotechnology: biorefineries. In addition, a practical session with the help of Carlos Arce and Gema Ruiz about the simulation of biorefinery options by Aspen Plus® software was done. The summer program “Research in Biotechnology” has a duration of two months between June and July and it is coordinated by the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria (IBBTEC) together with the Vice-rectorate for Internationalization of the University of Cantabria. 

More information:http://web.unican.es/summerprograms/