Announcement of the 3rd Call for STSMs in 4th Grand Period – 30/01/2018
Announcement of the 3rd Call for STSMs in the 4th Grant Period of the Action. General information about the selection and payment process can be found here. The applicants are also advised to consult COST Vademecum (pg. 35) and STSM UserGuide for more detailed information and instruction. The Call will be open for applications submission until 12 February 2018.
1st Circular of 4th Workshop and 5th MC meeting (LIGNOVAL) – 19/11/2017
The 1st Circular and Call for abstracts of the 4th Workshop and 5th MC meeting of LIGNOVAL (COST Action FP1036) that will take place in Thessaloniki, on 12-14 March 2018, can be found here.
Announcement of the 2nd Call for STSMs in 4th Grand Period – 1/11/2017
Announcement of the 2nd Call for STSMs in the 4th Grant Period of the Action. General information about the selection and payment process can be found here. The applicants are also advised to consult COST Vademecum (pg. 35) and STSM UserGuide for more detailed information and instruction. The Call will be open for applications submission until 14 November 2017.
Participation in the 13th European Congress on Catalysis (EUROPACAT - 10/9/2017
Our Action had a strong representation in the 13th European Congress on Catalysis (EUROPACAT) which was held in Florence, Italy on 27-31 August 2017, with about 1700 attendants from 55 countries (http://www.europacat2017.eu). The Action Chair, Prof. Rafael Luque gave an exciting Keynote lecture on “Nano(bio)catalytic processes for biofuels and chemicals production” and the Vice Chair, Prof. Kostas Triantafyllidis presented new advancements on the “In situ deoxygenation of lignin fast pyrolysis oil towards “green” aromatics”. Many other Action members had a dynamic representation, including Prof. Vasile Parvulescu, Dr. David Kubicka, Prof. Margarita Popova, Dr. Eleni Heracleous, Dr. Eleni Iliopoulou, and others. The conference program can be found here.
Announcement and Call for ITC Conference Grants Applications - 7/9/2017
COST Association has recently launched a new tool: Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC) Conference Grants. The application procedure, eligibility and selection criteria for the ITC conference grants are given here, while more detailed information and instructions are provided in the COST Vademecum (pg. 37) and ITC-CG Userguide.
5th MC meeting and 4th (final) Workshop - 4 Sept 2017
1st Announcement of STSMs (4th GP) - 5 July 2017
Announcement of the 1st Call for STSMs for the current 4th Grant Period. You may also find here the STSM announcement, selection and payment process. The Call will be open for applications submission until 22 August 2017.
Scientists are prompted to seek alternative methodologies for the production of materials, fuels and chemicals using low environmental impact technologies and greener methodologies with comparable efficiencies to those currently available in view of the expected resource scarcity and future oil economy. Lignocellulosic residues can constitute a highly promising (and currently largely under-utilised) feedstock with a significant potential to be converted into useful end products. However, a joint multidisciplinary effort from several disciplines including (bio)chemistry, biology, (bio)chemical and biological engineering, forest products sciences as well as environmental sciences and experts in economic assessment in liaison with industry is required to appropriately address the efficient transformation of such residues.
The main objective of COST Action FP1306 (LIGNOVAL) is to develop a solid European multidisciplinary network able to provide a range of innovative alternatives to the valorisation of lignocellulosic residues to chemicals, fuels and materials making use of environmentally sound protocols from pretreatment/fractionation to conversion to valuable end products. Thus, this Action will bridge gaps between academic disciplines as well as between academia and industry by bringing together skills and expertise that cross scientific borders interconnecting different technology hubs across Europe, overcoming technological barriers, going beyond current lignocellulosic waste exploitation/management approaches.
FP1306 Action website at e-COST: