This Wednesday and Thursday, Dr. Lidia García presented project BARBARA at the 5th Edition of ACI’s European Biopolymer Summit in Dusseldorf, Germany. The two day event was specially designed to bring together senior executives, key industry experts, researchers and bioplastic manufacturers, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of bio-environmental polymer engineering, most recent innovations, trends and concern as well as solutions adopted in the sector.
The KTH team in project BARBARA, including Prof. Francisco Vilaplana, MSc. Reskandi Chastelia Rudjito and Dr. Amparo Jiménez, met last week in the facilities of CELABOR with their senior scientist and project manager, Mahmoud Hamzaoui and Stéphane Kohnen. The meeting served to clarify technical points about the extraction and modification of corn starch and exchange further information on the progress of the BARBARA project.
This June 3-6th, the 6th International Congress on Green Process Engineering will be held in Toulouse, France (website here) . The Conference will cover a vast variety of advanced topics such as activation methods, green solvents, biocatalytic processes, biomass valorisation, biorefineries, energy supply, risk management or education on green process engineering.
Prof. Alfonso Jiménez and Prof. Mª Carmen Garrigós, from the UA team, met this week in the facilities of CELABOR with their senior scientist and project manager, Mahmoud Hamzaoui and Stéphane Kohnen in Belgium. The meeting served to clarify technical points about the optimization and scale-up of the extraction processes from the different agro-wastes on-site and exchange further information on the progress of the BARBARA project.
The PI members of both the Group of Vision and Colour and the Research Group on Polymers and Nanomaterials Analysis, Francisco M. Martínez and Mª Carmen Garrigós, were interviewed at the UA local radio. The radio program aims to disseminate science to the wider audience and devoted 30 min to ask about the rationale, scope and structure of the BARBARA project.