The head of the Nanobiopol Group in the University of Alicante, Alfonso Jiménez, and Edith Guedella, from ACCIONA Infrastructures participated last week in the Conference "Unlimited opportunities in the circular economy: Reducing, Reusing and Recycling" held in Oslo, Norway.
Organized by Enterprise Europe Network, the European Commission and several research and innovation Norwegian institutions, the Conference aimed at promoting international networking within the frame of H2020 opportunities on circular economy related ideas. The conference accounted for more than 100 participants from 15 countries including some major stakeholders in the bioplastics, agro-food and polymer processing technologies. In addition, some representatives from the European Commission and some National Contact Points introduced the next project calls for 2018-2019. Our partners from ACCIONA and University of Alicante introduced the BARBARA project in the further Brokerage Event and Networking activities where all participants had the chance to discuss their ideas on future collaborations and synergies with relevant stakeholders and companies potentially interested in the BARBARA results.
ACCIONA Infrastructures is one of the end-users in Project BARBARA and will validate the prototypes of moulds for resin transfer moulding and truss joints. The Nanobiopol Group at the UA is currently extracting valuable compounds from agro-waste residues for its subsequent incorporation into biopolymer matrices.