SeaBioComp partners meet to discuss first 6 months of the project

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On 16th of October, the entire SeaBioComp consortium met with the INTERREG 2Seas project officers at the facilities of Centexbel-VKC in Kortrijk (Belgium) for the first general assembly reviewing the first six months of work.

All the work packages presented their upcoming work plan and their preliminary results. Prof. Chung-Hae Park (IMT-Lille Douai) detailed the different fabrication techniques that will be evaluated for the creation of our bio-based composites and highlighted the most important results regarding the literature investigation and selection of both the bio-monomers and natural fibres to be used in the project.

Albert Ten Busschen (Poly Products B.V.) gave an update on the installation of the large additive manufacturing equipment as well as introducing the first demonstrator samples designed together with DeClerck Waterbouw. In addition, Prof. Hom Dhakal (University of Portsmouth) presented the work performed on the analytical protocols, explaining the draft ten-step analytical overview containing the ten most important analytical techniques for the evaluation of the durability and ecotoxicity of the developed bio-based composites in marine environment available in the consortium.

Finally, Simon Powell (Marine South East) presented the different communication tools that were designed by all communication partners including the logo, the website and the interest group. The general assembly was closed with a meeting of the advisory board, the group of supporting partners representing the entire value chain and closing the triple helix with the aim to introduce the project, but also to engage in an interesting discussion regarding the possible demonstrators to be tackled in this project.

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Posted 2019-12-16 16:53:42

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