ISPT community celebrates 10th anniversary and focusses on the future
2016 marks ISPT’s 10th birthday, a decade of sustainable process innovations made possible through the trust-based collaborations with all our participants. On November 15th the ISPT Day 2016 offered the ISPT community the ideal opportunity to look back at past achievements and take a closer look at recent highlights. It also provided the momentum to thank all of our participants for their support and incredible effort during these past years and to set our sights on chances to come.
Over 200 hundred representatives of stakeholders in process technology took part in a full and active program filled with interesting pitches, in-depth workshops and inspiring plenary speakers. One of the speakers was Urgenda-director Marjan Minnesma whom invited the process technology community to collaborate towards more sustainability and technological innovation. For a more detailed impression, read Energeia’s article on the ISPT Day 2016 ‘Process Industry wants to save, Urgenda wants to help, now we wait for the government‘. Keep an eye on the ISPT-website for the upcoming photo’s and film of the event.
ISPT’s Joint Industry Program submissions very successful
Six ISPT-coordinated Joint Industry Program (JIP) proposals have been granted subsidy under the Energy and Industry tender. An additional JIP-proposal coordinated by BlueTEC, wherein ISPT takes part as a project partner, has also been granted subsidy. Put together all the ISPT-coordinated projects embody 81 signatures by 45 different partners (of which 20 have newly joined the ISPT-network) and a total project volume of €8mln and €4.7mln granted in subsidies.
ISPT is very proud that all project proposals, also counting the four projects that did were not granted, received good evaluations. This is a testament to the hard and qualitative work across the board by all involved project partners. Whilst ISPT continues her search for alternative ways to finance the proposals that have not been granted, the other projects prepare for their official kick-offs.
Three years after securing the win in the contest for the most promising technology towards reaching the carbon reduction targets of the European pulp industry, PROVIDES is showing promising achievements. The recent achievements of extracting metal ions from water by hydrophobic deep eutectic solvents are presented in a movie, which also offers a further introduction to the PROVIDES-project. Make sure to take a look: