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 general topics related to 1. biomass conversion, 2. clean hydrogen production, 3. alternative solvents, 4. waste, 5. polymers and materials, 6. atom-economy synthesis, 7. eco-technology, 8. predictive methods and 9. environmental and ethical assessments. Each topic has been introduced by a plenary lecture delivered by an eminent scientist of the field.
GRAIL was represented during this edition by the YK partner, THE QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST.One poster and one oral presentation have been presented discussing the GRAIL project:
- Poster: “EU FP7 GRAIL: Glycerol Biorefinery Approach for the Production of High Quality Products of Industrial Value“. Poster authors: F. Lorenzini, Y.-M. Wang, X. Liu, M. Rebros and A. C. Marr
- Oral presentation: “Combining Bio- and Chemo-catalysis for the Conversion of Bio-Renewable Alcohols“. Poster authors: Dr Andrew C. Marr. SCCE and QUILL.
For more information about the conference: http://www.isgc2015.com/welcome.html,1,20,0,0,0
March 4, 2016
Project Progress BIOTRANSFORMATION OF GLYCEROL TO BIOFUELS The biological processes for the biofuel productions are proceeding with the optimization of the different procedures. Hydrogen, ethanol and butanol were produced through different ways of fermentation (batch, fed-batch and continuous), using different type of crude glycerol as substrates. A meeting among WP2 partners will be held on the […]
March 4, 2016
The GRAIL project Open Day will be held the 9th of March in Brussels (Belgium) at ENEA’s facilities. The GRAIL open day is a dissemination event about the project designed to create awareness about it and its impact to key stakeholders of the field. At this event, different experts from biodiesel industry, politicians, etc. have […]
December 21, 2015
Project context and main objectives GRAIL is a glycerol-based biorefinery project aimed at providing high quality chemical products from cheap and abundant crude glycerol through highly integrated conversion technologies. Why is glycerol an important bio-based chemical? Crude glycerol is by far the most abundant bio-based chemical in the world economy. The reason is found in […]
November 12, 2015
Roberto Horcajada -Inkemia IUCT Group, project coordinator of GRAIL- will have a presentation at the BIOLATAM 2015 event in Chile on Tuesday 17, November 2015 (09:00–10:30). The theme of his presentation is about bioeconomy and industrial biotechnology: The economic model of the future and examples of this industrial reality in Latin America. “White biotechnology includes […]