21 November 2019: ISEL visiting UFPR (Brazil)

Jose Paixão Coelho from the CIEQB-ISEL presented the IProPBio project in a workshop: Supercritical fluids and valorization of agroindustrial waste: Spent coffee and grape seeds, at the Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.


29-31 August 2019: Patras, Greece, International Symposium on Constructed Wetlands & Small Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Plants – ISCW2019

Dr. Carlo Pastore from the CNR-IRSA presented the following works in the meanwhile of IProPBio: 

1.     Lipids extraction from sewage sludge through Green biobased solvents (awarded as the Best Poster of the event)

2.     Preparation and characterization of new lanthanum functionalized adsorbents from a residual lignocellulosic biomass and their use in arsenic adsorption


26-29 June 2019: Heraklion, Greece, 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Dr. Carlo Pastore from the CNR-IRSA presented the following works in the meanwhile of IProPBio: 

1.     Valorization of mexican waste biomasses for bioenergy applications

2.     Preparation of lanthanum functionalized adsorbents from a lignocellulosic biomass and their application in arsenic adsorption

3.     Green solvent extraction of lipids from sewage sludge of wastewater treatment

4.     Synthesis, characterization and applications of carbon-based calcium catalysts deriving from avocado seeds for biodiesel production



Dr. Carlo Pastore from the CNR-IRSA presented the IProPBio project at the workshop: Bioeconomy as an opportunity for regional development based on territorial resources in APULIA BIOVOICES Regional Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) at Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari


7 November 2018: CNR visiting ITA (Mexico)

Dr. Carlo Pastrore from the CNR-IRSA presented the work:“Circular Economy through biorefinery: how to turn waste into resources” at Instituto Tecnologico Aguascalientes


19 October 2018: Marie Curie Alumni Association "Bulgaria Chapter"

Prof. Roumiana P. Stateva from the Bulgarian Academy of Science will promote the IProPBio project during the Marie Curie Alumni Association "Bulgaria Chapter" meeting at the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Sofia.  


26-28 June 20187th European Bioremediation Conference (EBC-VII) and the 11th International Society for Environmental Biotechnology conference (ISEB 2018), Chania, Greece.

D. Mantzavinos from the School of Engineering of Patras University, presented the work "Cleaning water from erythromycin by means of waste biomass" authored by S.Georgopoulos, D. Mantzavinos and M. Papadaki. The work was presented in the session of Wastewater treatment technologies.  


31 May 2018: Chemical Engineering Department at IIT Kanpur, India

Henrique  Matos  from IST  presented the project scope at the Chemical Eng. Department at IIT Kanpur, India during his International Credit Mobility activity inserted in the Seminar “Process Integration as a tool to increase Industrial Efficiency”


30 May 2018: Instituto Tecnologico Aguascalientes

Dr. Luigi di Bitonto from the CNR-IRSA presented the work “Characterization of starting biomass for the oil extraction and synthesis of new catalysts for biodiesel production and adsorption of heavy metals and ions”.


14-17 May 2018: 26th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition

Thalles Allan Andrade from SDU presented the work "Evaluation of the optimal reaction conditions for the methanolysis and ethanolysis of castor oil catalyzed  by immobilized enzymes" authored by Andrade, T. A., Al-Kabalawi, I. F., Errico, M., Christensen, K. V.


26 April 2018: GNIP’s  meeting at IST (Lisboa)

Henrique  Matos  from IST  presented the project scope at the GNIP- Portuguese Process Integration National Team (created in 1995 ) that is the Portuguese member of the IETS implementing Agreement under IEA. 


5 April 2018: Instituto Tecnologico Aguascalientes

Dr. Luigi di Bitonto from the CNR-IRSA presented “Sustainable processes for the conversion of lipids  derived from Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) into biodiesel” which is included in IProPBio project scope.


19 March 2018: Election of the Research Innovation and Exchange Committee (RIEC).

The RIEC is responsible for all the activities of the action: planning, organization, and supervision of all exchanges; reaching the milestones of the corresponding work packages; reporting progress of work packages and secondments to the members of the Consortium; proposing additional measurement and actions to be taken if the timetable deadlines could not be met, etc. The RIEC is presided by the Coordinator and includes the work packages leaders and the team leaders of the remaining member states partners entities (9 members in total). Find here the RIEC members.


19-20 March 2018: Project kick-off meeting.

The kick-off meeting was organized by the coordinator at the Southern Denmark University. The main objective of the meeting was creating a solid group motivated to realize the project objectives. During the meeting it was coordinated the work for the year 2018 and highlighted the complementarity between the partners. The agenda of the meeting is available here.