BioIberoamerica 2016

On 5th to 8th June 2016, the Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Castilla y León in Salamanca, held the Congress Bioiberoamerica 2016. In this Congress, researchers from European and Ibero-American universities and companies presented their works in bioenergy and Bioproducts, biomedicine and environmental solutions, among other areasBioIberoamerica microTAN.

With the poster entitled “Optimisation of enzymatic pretreatment in the production of high grade gelatines from tannery wastes”, INESCOP staff presented some of the results obtained in the project LIFE microTAN.

According to estimates by the organizers (the University of Salamanca and Spanish and Portuguese societies of biotechnology), the event featured the participation of around 600 researchers from several European and Latin American countries.

64th Congress of the Spanish Leather Chemists Association (AQEIC)

In May 2016, the Spanish Leather Chemists Association (AQEIC) held in Barcelona the 64th edition of its Congress. A total of 13 speeches presented the latest developments in the chemical industry with regards to leather and leather processing. With the presentation entitled “Obtaining high quality gelatines from non-tanned tannery wastes at a semi-industrial scale by means of an enzymatic treatment”, INESCOP staff presented some of the results obtained in LIFE microTAN project.

In the edition of 2016, the Congress counted with 35 attendees, including responsibles of chemical processes in tanneries, technological centres and chemicals suppliers, among others.

A paper of the work presented in this Congress will be published in the Journal of AQEIC.

SIMAC Tanning Tech 2016

SIMAC & Tanning Tech is the international fair for equipment and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries, and is held together with LINEAPELLE, the international fair for accessories, components, leathers, synthetics, fabrics and models for footwear, leather goods, clothing and furniture. The edition of February 2016 was held at Milan RSIMAC2016ho Fair, from 23rd to 25th.

LIFE microTAN project was disseminated by the staff of CGS and INESCOP at the corporate stand of the project coordinator.

Workshop “Environmental improvements of leather”

Jointly organised by INESCOP and the Association of Chemists of Valencia, this workshop brought to the tanning and related industries the results and technological advances that have been achieved through several European RDI actions that aim at contributing to the invigoration of the sector.

ValenciaDic2015In this event, addressed to managers and technicians, LIFE microTAN project was presented as a potential BAT for the tanning industry.

The event, which was held in Valencia (Spain) on 17th December 2015, was advertised in Ledepiel journal, with a special mention to LIFE microTAN project.

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