University of Alicante and FECOAM have participated in the Murcia Food Brokerage Event 2019 which took place in Murcia (Spain) with more than 400 participants and where the BARBARA project was presented to different companies involved in the areas of food, agriculture and food packaging, as well as to delegates from different universities and research centers (https://murciafood2019.b2match.io).
Last 8th-9th May took place the 5th edition of “GreenWin International Conferences: Green Chemistry - White Biotechnology” at the Gosselies Point Centre (in Brussels South Airport business park), under the auspices of Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB (Brussels Free University) (see : http://event.greenwin.be/en/event/consult/20 ). One of the objectives, among others, is to show the link between the research and the market.
As the project progresses, members from KTH and TECNO packaging have recently published a review on the prestigious journal "Carbohydrate Polymers", dealing with the compatibilization of polysaccharides and bio based polymers. This review critically explores the current status and the future outlook of reactive compatibilization strategies of the most common plant polysaccharides in blends with bio-based polymers.
The main regional news media provider and newspaper "HERALDO" has selected Project BARBARA as finalist in the fourth edition of the Third Millennium Awards, an event whose objective is to recognize the work of people, centers and research groups, institutions and companies in Aragon. The project opts to the award in the category of "Research and Future". The price is awarded to the most prestigious projects combining research, divulgation and innovation.
The impact and popularity of project Barbara has trascended the regional and local TV news in Belgium. Thanks to the event of the 3rd Consortium Meeting, demostrator shows and interviews were given to local and regional press, which resulted in several news articles.