10th Annual Conference of the Italian LCA Network

Loïc from Politecnico di Milano participated in the 10th Annual Conference of the Italian LCA Network in Reggio Calabria, Italy held Sept 22 – 24, 2021.

He presented an overview of the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methods to the bioproduction processes of a family of biodegradable plastics called polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). More and more studies show the growing environmental and economic interest in producing these biopolymers in biorefineries using renewable feedstocks, a mixed culture and a well-developed extraction process. While many LCA studies have focused on the environmental and economic impact of PHA production, an effort should be made to analyse the social impact of this production and consumption. This is especially true in the context of Industry 4.0/5.0, where two of the pillars are environmental performance and a human-centred approach for the researcher, producer and consumer.

Many thanks to the organisation of the conference, to the host university Università degli Studi di Reggio Calabria ‘Mediterranea’ and to Loïc’s co-author, Professor Giovanni Dotelli.

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28. September 2021

CODOBIO fellows were successful at VIJI award

We are happy to announce that two CODOBIO fellows were successful in the INTERNATIONAL BIOSEPARATION CONTEST FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS which was held in the frame of the 15th International Symposium on Biochromatography and Nanoseparations (17. – 20.05.2021).

Lisa-Marie Herlevi from Jacobs University Bremen received the Platine Viji Award 2021 (1. prize) for her presentation “Adsorption Technologies for Continuous Recovery and Purification of Bioproducts and Development of Continuous Prototype”.

Amin Javidanbardan from Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon received the Silver Viji Award 2021 (3. prize) for his presentation “Microfluidic chromatographic column integrated with impedance microsensor as a simple, cost-effective tool for downstream process development and process analytical technology”.

Lisa-Marie and Amin got their prizes for the quality of their oral presentations.
Congratulations to the awardees!

8. June 2021

CODOBIO @ Virtual ESBES Symposium

CODOBIO fellows were very actively contributing to the Virtual ESBES Symposium 2021 taking place on May 4 and 5, 2021.
Abstracts of 4 ESRs were selected for oral presentations, and 3 abstracts were presented as posters. Thanks to Mariana, Catarina, Ignacio, Yijia, Narges, Tiago and Madelène for their great talks and posters.
The ESBES Symposium is organised under the umbrella of the ESBES (European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences) and is the constant meeting place for bioprocess engineers from both academia and industry in Europe and beyond. Through the high number of contributions by the ESRs the CODOBIO project could be made visible to a larger audience.

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13. May 2021

European Researchers Night 2020

acib organised the virtual event „Life is Science“ in the frame of the European Researchers Night. CODOBIO-ESRs Narges and Ignacio contributed to the programme by presenting themselves and their career path. Their videos show how EU funding fosters mobility and enables young persons to go abroad for a career in research. They also give insight into their work within CODOBIO.

3. December 2020

CODOBIO @ esib

A poster presenting CODOBIO was shown by coordinator Peter Satzer at the European Summit of Biotechnology held in Graz in November 2019. A dedicated area gave room for presentation of several Horizon 2020 projects.

12. December 2019
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