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The BioSPRINT partners plan the way ahead at the project’s 3rd General Assembly

On the 5th and 6th of May 2021 eBOS participated in the 3rd General Assembly of the BioSPRINT project, the EU-funded Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action which aims at improving the efficiency of biorefinery operations through process intensification. 

This virtual meeting was organised and hosted by the project coordinator Andreas Scharf from DECHEMA. During the meeting, the 13 project partners reviewed and discussed the latest project results.

  • The status of the development of scalable catalysts employing high-throughput and machine learning screening methods to accelerate catalyst optimisation was discussed. It was emphasized that it is essential that the catalysts developed are efficient, affordable, robust to process conditions, and easy to synthesise and scale-up.
  • Work initiated in the development of reactor technology for continuous intensified operation was reviewed. The technical partners involved stressed the importance of overcoming challenges associated with processing complex and heterogeneous feedstocks.

The meeting also offered the opportunity to the partners joining from 8 European countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Slovenia, Netherlands, Finland and the United Kingdom) to plan the work ahead and discuss implementation strategies. Elena Tsangaridi, eBOS Project Manager and BioSPRINT’s Quality Assurance and Risk Manager, participated in the meeting.

BioSPRINT is a four-year project that kicked off in June 2020 and is funded by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 887226). For more information, visit: https://www.biosprint-project.eu