• The LIFE Brewery coordinator is attending the 14th edition of the Spanish National Environmental Congress (CONAMA 2018) in Madrid. Held biannually, this international event is the main reference for the sector in Spain due to the quality and the issues discussed, the high participation level and the variety of professional profiles. With more than 7,000 participants in the latest edition and a network of more than 450 collaborating institutions, CONAMA 2018 is an essential appointment for environmental networking and for sharing knowledge and experiences between the diverse actors working for sustainable development not only in Spain, but also for Iberoamerican countries.

  • David San Martín, coordinator of the LIFE Brewery project, participated as speaker in the “Innovation and sustainability in the aquaculture sector: good practices, new technologies and eco-efficiency” workshop held in the ECIMAT (University of Vigo´s Marine Research Centre). This workshop, organized by ARIEMA Energía y Medioambiente S.L., with the support of the Mariña Research Center of the University of Vigo and the Campus do Mar, is part of ‘SEMILLA project: Training and advice of agricultural and aquaculture sectors in sustainability, efficiency and innovation’ and it is addressed preferentially to workers in the aquaculture sector. The workshop was focused on positioning the sector, R+D+i priorities, energy efficiency, sustainable aquaculture, therapeutic products, nutrition, waste and animal health. Workshop programme (only in Spanish)

  • Last week, technicians of LIFE BREWERY and both LIFE BAQUA and LIFE ALGAECAN projects held networking meetings within the 4th Ibero-American Congress on Biorefineries. The main objective of LIFE BAQUA project is to establish a new circular economy approach to take advantage of wastes from banana plantation (pseudo stem of the plant). From this pseudo stem, and using mechanical processing, two different raw materials are obtained: high quality natural fibres from one side and the residual pulp on the other side. Treated fibre is going to be used to obtain natural reinforced composites, which, as such, may be applied to the automotive sector, as well as bio-based films, which can be employed, among other applications, in the plantation for agricultural use and in the packaging of fish feed. With the residual pulp, as a great technological innovation, it will be held the development of antioxidant additives which serve as a supplement in the production of fish diets