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eBOS participated in the BioSPRINT Spring School in Frankfurt

From April 15 to 19, 2024, Dr. Panayiotis Klitou, Project Manager, participated in the BioSPRINT Project Spring School on “Opportunities and Challenges of Process Intensification Application in Lignocellulosic Biorefineries,” held in Frankfurt, Germany, at DECHEMA. This five-day Spring School was part of the BioSPRINT Training, Education, and Capacity Building Programme, with eBOS actively contributing to its activities.

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. In the project, EBOS provided ICT development related to the application of Machine Learning to optimal catalyst development and the use of advanced data analytics and visualisation techniques for effective and efficient monitoring of complex systems. eBOS was also responsible for implementing quality assurance and risk management in the project.

The enriching 5-day Spring School event included insightful lectures, interactive workshops, and special keynote addresses that delved deeply into the biorefining of sugars through process intensification. It presented an excellent opportunity for PhD and graduate students to establish new connections with fellow researchers, industry professionals, and research experts, showcase their research, and gain extensive knowledge of process intensification techniques through expert-led discussions on specialized topics. eBOS contributed to organizing the BioSPRINT Spring School by developing the event’s registration page on the project website, promoting the event, assisting with participant registration, and ensuring the smooth execution of the activities.

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.