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REHAP’s first Workshop in Augsburg
September 27, 2018 @ 09:00 - 14:00 CEST
REHAP is excited to announce that on September 27th 2018 it will be running the project’s first workshop at the University of Augsburg, Germany, focusing on REHAP’s research in helping strengthen the bioeconomy.
Rehap is an EU-funded project aiming to create new value-added products, and new protocols and extraction methods for lignin and tannin from agricultural and forestry waste that can be used to make eco-friendly resins for wood and bio-based chemicals for greener cement.
The project has been focusing on lignin, tannin and cellulose, essential for the design of biopolymers, which are first extracted before they are transformed via pioneering new processes to create artificial chemicals that are commonly used in the construction industry, normally derived from fossil fuels.
Rehap’s dissemination partners, Insight Publishers will be helping to organise and run this stimulating and informative event which will attract a mix of project partners, industry experts, policy makers, researchers and other projects in the bioeconomy sector.
Over one morning, just outside the bustling city of Munich, through various short presentations, panel discussions and interactive debates, Rehap’s workshop will focus sessions on the following preliminary topics:
- Overview of the Rehap project
- Logistics management: Procuring and forecasting how much biomass is available in Europe
- Biochemistry: Take a look at the specific protocols and extraction methods for lignin and tannin
- Process upscaling and Life Cycle Analysis
- Talks from invited guest speakers with open discussions
The University of Augsburg’s Resource Lab are Rehap project-partners and head the project work package, ‘Waste Management’. Currently working on the follow tasks: state-of-the-art regarding waste management; forecasting of future waste arisings; location and transport planning; and roadmaps for waste management integration, the university is excited to welcome those who wish to learn, add-value or share in both the work of Rehap and that of the extended biomass field.
This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear about the ground-breaking developments the project has completed or currently working on, from those fronting the research.
The full programme, additional speakers and special guests will be released shortly.
The workshop will run from 9am – 2pm, including coffee break and lunch, providing ample opportunity to network with like-minded people.
If you are interested in attending or require more details, please contact Aitor Barrio.
Find out more about the project at www.rehap.eu