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eBOS Hosted the 8th General Assembly Meeting of the BioSPRINT Project

On the 23rd November 2023, the 8th General Assembly meeting of the BioSPRINT project took place in Nicosia, Cyprus. The hybrid meeting was organised and hosted by eBOS, and chaired by the project coordinator, Dr Karoline Wowra, Dechema e.V.. Partners from Germany (Dechema, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg), Spain (Analisis-DSC), Netherlands (Maturus Optimi), Finland (University of Oulu) and the UK (Newcastle University) attended the meeting physically, and another 6 partners joined remotely. Dr. Panayiotis Klitou, R&D Project Manager, Dr. Charalambos Klitis, R&D Technical Project Manager, Mr. Christos Skoufis, R&D Monitoring Project Manager, and Mrs Maria Panayi, R&D Financial Assistant, represented eBOS at the meeting.

During the full-day meeting the partners had the opportunity to discuss the progress of the project during the last period. The meeting started with a welcome note from the coordinator, and proceeded with the presentations of four work packages (WP), WP5 to WP8. The WP5 presentation discussed the recent achievements, results and next steps of the validation, process simulation and integration work of the project.

Following that, a thorough discussion on the integrated lifecycle sustainability assessment of the project, in WP6, took placed, where the milestones achieved and next steps moving forward were presented. In WP7, eBOS presented its contributions to the dissemination and communication work of the project, and a broader presentation of the work on dissemination and exploitation took place. Finally, WP8 concerned the project coordination work of the project, where a presentation by eBOS on quality assurance, risk management, and data management was delivered. After the completion of the meeting, the partners enjoyed a social dinner, where they had the opportunity to try a wide range of Cypriot local cuisine.

The BioSPRINT project applies process intensification in the context of biorefining operations, so as to improve the efficiency of the purification and conversion of sugars from the hemicelluloses fraction of lignocellulosic biomass and to enable their transformation into new bio-based resins for substituting fossil-based polymers in a range of applications.

The project has received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 887226. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.