The project “Glycerol Biorefinery Approach Towards the Production of High Quality Products of Industrial Value” (GRAIL) was presented in the month of September at two main events in Spain.
First, the project was presented to the biotechnological society at Biospain2014, held in Santiago de Compostela. The event had more than 200 exibitors and 2.000 visitors with over 4.000 one-2-one presnal meetings, which make this event the 4th largest fair in the world in biotechnology after Bio (EEUU), Bioeurope and Bioeurope Spring, and the first one organized by a single country. GRAIL presented graphical information of the project. Attendees showed a high interest on the project, Dr Castells and Dr Estevez had the chance to talk with interested industrial representatives about the project details.
The following week, the project was set at Expoquimia, the main show of the chemical industry in Spain, held in Barcelona. There were 490 exhibitors from all sectors of the chemical industry and more than 20.000 visitor ranging sectors from the fine chemistry, to plastic and lubricants. InKemia IUCT group, presented the GRAIL project among the visitors. The CSO of InKemia, Carles Estevez, gave a series of presentations of the project.
The profile of visitors of Expoquimia is more general and not specialized in science. There was a significant number of students from secondary education to University level visiting and asking about the latest trends in Research at InKemia, where GRAIL has a main role.
After these two weeks, we can say that GRAIL objectives interest the chemical and biotecnological sector.
May 8, 2015
On the continuation of ISGC-2, a key objective of this third edition was to provide an environment that facilitates widespread interdisciplinary communication. To this end, ISGC-2015 offered to public and private scientists an ideal platform for sharing fundamental knowledge with industrial research and development ISGC-2015, organized in May 2015 in La Rochelle (France) covered nine […]
April 20, 2015
The 2nd European Life Cycle Assessment Workshop will be held on 29th and 30th of April 2015 at Casino Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice (France). Vertech, as an organisator, and DBFZ DEUTSCHES BIOMASSEFORSCHUNGSZENTRUMGEMEINNUETZIGE as a participant, will represent the GRAIL project. The increased awareness of the importance of environmental protection, and the possible impacts associated […]
December 5, 2014
GRAIL was also represented and introduced on 5.12.2014, in Brussels at PLEASURE Final Conference of the FP7 EU funded project PLEASURE – Novel Processing Approaches for the Development of Food Products Low in Fat, Salt and Sugar, Project coordinated by BZN (partner in GRAIL, Matthias Kück – CEO Biozoon and Dr. Alexandru Rusu) http://www.eurofir.org/?page_id=4011#
November 3, 2014
The GRAIL Consortium Meeting took place in Roma on 28th and 29th October and was hosted by the partner ENEA. The purpose of this Consortium Meeting was to discuss about strategic and operational issues of the first year of the project. Each WP leader and task leader introduced the work performed during these first 12 […]