Category Archives: EVENTS

42M Progress Meeting – April 26 to 28, 2017 – Leipzig (Germany)

All the project partners will be hosted by DBFZ in Leipzig (Germany) from April 26 to 28, 2017.

This is a good opportuny to discuss about the project advancement after the last Consortium Meeting which took place from October 12 to 14, 2016 in Hurtigruten, Bergen – Trondheim, Norway.

Agenda available here: GRAIL_42M_Agenda




11th Hellenic Polymer Society International Conference – November 3-5th, 2016 – Greece

11th Hellenic Polymer Society International Conference, which will be held in Heraklion Crete, between November 3-5th, 2016.

This series of Conferences, which started in 1987, has brought together researchers from academia, research organizations and industry and has been established as the most important national conference with significant international participation in the areas of polymer synthesis, characterization, manufacturing, processing and end-use applications. The scientific program will feature plenary/keynote lectures, invited talks, and oral and poster presentations.

For the conference, MEGARA will represent GRAIL with a poster presentation of our project.

More information available here:

5th International Conference in Social LCA – Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) – June 2016

Vertech Group (VTG) assisted the 5th International Conference in Social LCA held at Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) from 13-15 of June, 2016.


This International Conference is the largest event in this field, and the only one that focuses specifically on quantitative and systemic assessment of social impacts and progress in supply chains and product life cycles. Attendees leave with an increased understanding of how to apply Social LCA in their work and an increased ability to be change agents in their industry. During the event, VTG had the opportunity to disseminate and share the main GRAIL’s objectives focused on the social analysis of the project, being one of the first worldwide initiatives to applying this methodology in the biorefinery of glycerol valorization field.

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GRAIL Open Day – Brussels (Belgium) – March 9th, 2016

The GRAIL project Open Day will be held the 9th of March in Brussels (Belgium) at ENEA’s facilities.

The GRAIL open day is a dissemination event about the project designed to create awareness about it and its impact to key stakeholders of the field. At this event, different experts from biodiesel industry, politicians, etc. have been invited and it will consists in different talks about GRAIL, its envisaged results and impact and a discussion panel with those experts. All of you, experts, students, are totally invited to join the event and also to meet all those key stakeholders. The registration is free of charge.

Agenda of the event.

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ENEA’s facilities,
Rue de Namur 72,
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

Map: click here

BIOLATAM 2015 – Chile – November 2015

Roberto Horcajada -Inkemia IUCT Group, project coordinator of GRAIL- will have a presentation at the BIOLATAM 2015 event in Chile on Tuesday 17, November 2015 (09:00–10:30).

The theme of his presentation is about bioeconomy and industrial biotechnology: The economic model of the future and examples of this industrial reality in Latin America. “White biotechnology includes basically all sectors except agriculture and health. It provide solutions in many areas such as chemical, food technology, environment and energy, among others. The current roundtable gives an overview of the great opportunities that white biotechnology offers with particular focus on Latin America in development of biofuels, bioplastics, biodetergents and food additives.”

Hosted this year by Chile Biotech, ProChile and Asembio, the conference is already gathering strong European support and is expected to draw an even bigger audience of engaged life science professionals.

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TeRiFiQ EU Project Final Conference – Italy – October 2015

Partner Centiv has been disseminated GRAIL Project at TeRiFiQ EU Project Final Conference on 27th October 2015 at Milan EXPO, Italy, and visiting the “CIBUSèITALIA” Pavillon of FEDERALIMENTARE SERVIZI srl (Italian Food Industry Federation).

TeRiFiQ, EC project, aims to achieve significant binary reductions in sodium-fat and fat-sugar content of the most frequently consumed food products around Europe whilst at the same time ensuring the products’ nutritional and sensorial qualities, safety and affordability for both industry and consumers.

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14th International Symposium – Romania – September 2015
Partners Centiv (Dr. Monica Trif) and BZN (Dr. Alexandru Rusu and Berta Alvarez) have been disseminated GRAIL Project at 14th International Symposium “Prospects for the 3rd Millennium Agriculture” in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from 24 to 25 September 2015.

The aim of this symposium is, in the context of the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policies at European level, to facilitate a dynamic exchange of information, experience, innovative ideas and concepts in the field of agricultural and horticultural sciences, food science and technology, biotechnologies, veterinary medicine, as well as other interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary fields.

GRAIL is referenced page 66 of the Symposium-Program ( and page 473 in the Book of abstract.

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12th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics – Romania – May 2015

Biozoon and CENTIV, representing GRAIL, will attend the 12th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This conference will take place on May  28th -30th.

Conference description:

“Our world is facing challenges through climate change combined with population growth and unsustainable practices. Food is portrayed as particularly vulnerable and at the same time essential for human survival. Food raises ethical dilemmas, covering the entire process and related institutions, starting from primary producers to final consumer with innovation crucial for all aspects of the value chain.

Responsible researchers from many disciplines need to address a number of challenges, and this has to be done in an inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary manner. New platforms for dialogues among scholars with and for society are called for in the food sector. Knowledge of various kinds needs to be mobilized and produced in these interactions, realizing though the inherent uncertainties and values surrounding food. In an unsustainable world we need to strive for sustainable development, which will challenge aspects of our food cultures. Globalised food production creates dilemmas regarding the fair distributions of benefits and risks, which goes beyond the capacity of markets to regulate.

It is stated that we should know our food and we are what we eat, but do we really know what we are eating? This conference intends to highlight the prospects and limits of scientific knowledge and philosophical argument – and their mutual interaction – in the food area.

When consider food ethics, who is an expert in food ethics? In many ways we all have many capacities as consumers, scientific experts, reflective ethicists, and citizens. Society needs all actors to collaborate in this field.

In terms of innovation in food, should we be concerned or should we put our hopes in the innovation process in the food sector? At this conference, multiple ethical dimensions of innovation will be raised: from food technologies to production and management practices, to institutional framework and governance.

These are the main issues of the upcoming EurSafe conference, which invites contributions from many disciplines and countries, and encourages both young and established scholars to present their work and views. The conference is held in the city of Cluj-Napoca in the heart of Transylvania, a place of historic cultural confluences with visible influences on society and food culture.” .