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22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition – Germany – June 2014


Cristiano VARRONE is going to present a poster about AALBORG UNVERSITET’s work in GRAIL, at the European Biomass Conference 2014. Cristiano VARRONE is a post-doctoral researcher in Section for Sustainable Biotechnology at AALBORG UNVERSITET (AAU), partner of the GRAIL project.

He is going to be a presenter on two main topics:

  • “Research on the Valorisation of Crude Glycerol Through Biological Conversion into Bioplastics and Biofuels in the Frame of an FP7-Project”, authors: C. Varrone, H.N. Gavala, for the session “Biorefining and coprocessing for biofuels and biochemical”, Tuesday, 24 June 2014
  •  “Optimization of Substrate Composition for Biohydrogen and Methane Production from Buffalo Slurry Co-Fermented with Cheese Whey And Crude Glycerol“(not going to be developed in GRAIL), authors: Cristiano Varrone, Antonella Marone, Floriana Fiocchetti, Barbara Giussani, Giulio Izzo, Luciano Mentuccia, Silvia Rosa, Antonella Signorini, for the session “Anaerobic Digestion Process Fundamentals, Wednesday, 25 June 2014.

“The EU BC&E is the event in which the members of the bioenergy community can get a broad picture of the situation and trends emerging in today’s market.

The number of participants at the 2013 edition anticipate the size of the event in 2014 in Germany. It is set to be the European biomass highlight of the year, dedicated to sustainable energy with a high international acclaim.

The Conference provides a high-level scientific programme and parallel events which attract participants from a wide-ranging background: researchers, engineers, technologists, standards organisations, financial institutions, policy makers and decision makers.

This event is supported by European and international organizations. The Technical Programme is coordinated by DG Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.”

Please find below the programme of the conference:

Kick off Meeting of the GRAIL Project consortium

The kick-off meeting of the GRAIL consortium took place in Barcelona in the 23th and 24th of last january and was hosted by the Project Coordinator IUCT, Spain.
It aimed to bring together all partners of the GRAIL project in order to get to know each other better and to discuss strategic and operational issues of the project implementation.
The core session on methodology refining helped partners to get a better understanding of the project’s methodology, to exchange ideas, to identify ways to support the policy dialogue, to start discussions on the call for proposals and on pilot actions, and to discuss the approach for collaboration with relevant stakeholders.