Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The EcoElectricity project is presented at the Feria Destaca 2016

Destaca is one of the most important fairs of the Valencia Community dedicated to the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge. It was held from November 23 to 25 at the Congress, Fair and Meeting Center of Villareal (Castellón), and brought together research centers and universities with similar companies of an innovative character.

The main objective of the Fair is to achieve improvements in the quality of products and processes, and generate concerns regarding the diversification of the industry; Promoting the encounter between researchers, technicians and entrepreneurs, and enhancing the University-Company relations and national and international research centers.

This year's edition has been invited as speakers to professionals of recognized prestige. Among others, the participation of Dr. Avelino Corma, Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research 2014; Dr. Hermenegildo García, Jaime I Award for New Technologies 2016 and Dr. Jaime Primo, Director of the Center for Agricultural Chemical Ecology at the UPV and co-founder of the Institute of Chemical Technology UPV-CSIC.

Within the stand that the Institute of Chemical Technology UPV-CSIC installed at the Fair, the presentation and dissemination of the EcoElectricity project approved in the Life 2015, co-financed by the European Union. The objective of the project is to design and build a pilot plant based on catalytic reforming technologies that allow the energetic use of impure alcoholic fractions (purges) from the alcoholic industries (distilleries and bioethanol production), which have a low Commercial value. Thus, it is intended to show an alternative technology for the production of electric energy and heat that is more efficient and generate less pollutants.

Visitors from the academic and industrial fields showed great interest in the overall idea of ​​the project. The most interested visitors came from areas related to the energy use of industrial waste and industries with high energy demand such as ceramics.