Biospain2014 and Expoquimia – Spain – September 2014

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.

CEO Josep Castells presenting GRAIL the project

CSO Carles estevez and CEO Josep castells presenting the GRAIL project

CEO Josep Castells presenting GRAIL the project

CEO Josep Castells presenting GRAIL the project

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.

CSO explaining the GRAIL project to the visitors to the Stand of InKemia at Expoquimia

CSO explaining the GRAIL project to the visitors to the Stand of InKemia at Expoquimia

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