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Final Conference - GRAIL Project

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Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26

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The GRAIL project has been built with 15 partners from 9 different countries with the aim of finalizing the solutions given previously to the valorization of glycerol and transform then in valuable products in a biorefinery approach.


GRAIL Motivation

Concept

  • The global production and consumption of biodiesel is continually increasing, resulting in a stoichiometric increased generation of crude glycerol, due to its co-production in the transesterification process.

  • Crude glycerol is available in numerous countries throughout the world, since biodiesel is produced as a response to governments ‘green initiatives’

The overall concept of the GRAIL project is the use, exploitation and further development of the state of the art in the field of bio-based products from glycerol and the development of research-driven cluster for the use of crude glycerol for the production of high-value platforms, as well as valued end products, harnessing the biotech processes

Idea

  • Glycerol is not only cheap and abundant, but its greater degree of reduction, compared with C5 and C6 carbohydrates, offers the opportunity to obtain reduced chemicals at a higher yield.

  • Glycerol can be readily oxidized, halogenated, etherified, and esterified to obtain alternative commodity chemicals.

GRAIL aim is to produce a replicable methodology for using economic and scientific arguments to overcome the main scientific, technological and economical barriers to consider crude glycerol as a suitable feedstock for the production of economically value added products.

The GRAIL consortium is focused on the development of known and new types of applications using glycerol as the starting material. Reactions that already have been extensively applied to convert glycerol into new molecules, such as oxidations, reductions, dehydrations, etherifications, esterifications, etc., will be replaced by biotransformations, at least in some stage of the process and thereby establish a green biorefinery.


Conference Goals

  • Presentation of project outcomes

  • Elaboration of upcoming challegesand implementation strategies

  • Discussione of further necessary developments and improved framework conditions.


Agenda

  • 9:30h – Registration

  • 10:00h – Welcome to the participants (City council representative)

  • 10:15h - Welcome of the GRAIL representative (Carles estevez InKemia IUCT)

  • 10:30h – Showroom (presentation of products develop during the Project and poster session of the latest scientific achievements)

  • 12:30h - Cocktail


More information available here: Grail Project

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