FUEL4ME partners paid a visit to the Dutch city of Wageningen to attend the third FUEL4ME General Assembly, organized by Wageningen UR, coordinator of the project.
In the afternoon of the 17th, Work package leaders had the occasion to present the progress of their challenges, achievements and prospective outcomes of their activities to the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). This project body is composed by Olaf Kruse (University of Bielefeld), Gabriel Acien Fernández (University of Almería) and Alessandro Agostini and Stefania Rocca (European Commission, Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport). The SAB members gave a very interesting feedback, shared their insight on the progress of the project and made some inspiring suggestions to optimize the project results.
After that, they all visited the facilities of the AlgaePARC from Wageningen UR, where they could see in situ the functioning of the different photobioreactors and the new outdoor set-up especially for the FUEL4ME project.
The following photos show FUEL4ME partners and SAB members visiting the AlgaePARC:
On the 18th and 19th November partners held their scientific presentations and discussed on the results obtained and in the last months,the ongoing activities, the interrelation between all work packages: Fundamental research on the optimization of lipid production, on proteonomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics (WP1), the outdoor production of biomass in Italy, Israel, Holland and Spain (WP2), harvesting, disruption and extraction processes (WP3), the economic, social and environmental sustainability (WP5) and the dissemination and exploitation activities (WP6).
Presentation on WP1 progress
FUEL4ME 3rd General Assembly has been a fruitful forum for discussion and exchange of results of FUEL4ME project, which progressively comes closer to the final goal of achieving a sustainable continuous process to produce biofuel from microalgae