Next Air Biotreat final meeting and workshop
Burjassot | 21 September 2015
The consortium of the Next Air Biotreat project is glad to communicate that all the objectives that were presented during the kick off meeting four years ago have been successfully implemented. The consortium would like to congratulate all the researchers and people involved in the project, thanks to their hard work we all have increased our knowledge from each other’s expertise. We would also like to thank the European Commission for giving us the opportunity to develop such an exciting R&D project.
The final conference was held on September 10th in the facilities of the coordinator of the project, the Universitat de València. Preceding the final conference, on 9th of September the General Assembly had a meeting to plan the closure of the project. The final conference was focused in the long-term impact to the three partners, and the future collaboration between them coming from this project was introduced. In the afternoon, a technical workshop to discuss the last advances in the project was organized. Dr. Guillermo Quijano provided the key note lecture to the audience about two phase partitioning bioreactors. Dr. Quijano is an associated professor of Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Valladolid and is hold in the Universitat de València as visiting professor in the framework of the regional Prometeo/2013/053 research project.
It has been a pleasure! Thank you, merci, dank u wel, gracias, gràcies!
6th International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control
Burjassot | 14 September 2015
The biannual conference of specialists in biological treatments for air pollution control was celebrated in Ghent on 2-4 of September (link). There was a high participation of researchers of the Universitat de València, who presented three oral presentations and two posters showing an important part of results developed in the framework of the Next Air Biotreat project, in the three work packages, such as: the VOCUSTM pilot plant installed in Exel Composites, the mathematical modelling of biotrickling filtration using laboratory and industrial scale data, and the BONCUSTM hybrid biotechnology for solvent removal developed at laboratory, pilot and industrial scale that was presented by coordinator Carmen Gabaldón and recieved an important interest from the audience. The conference was very interesting and it allowed to disseminate part of the results of the project to the scientific community. Due to the importance of the conference, Albert Waalkens scientist in charge from Pure Air Solutions also attended, as well as TrainonSEC fellows.
Interest on the Boncus technology keeps increasing
Burjassot | 22 July 2015
The flexographic end-user Plásticos Romero and the consultant company Incotec proposed to have another meeting with Pure Air Solutions, Universitat de València and Innopack in order to evaluate the next steps for the possible installation of the Boncus technology in his facilities. This meeting was held at Plásticos Romero’s factory in Murcia on Monday 13th June.