EcoResources and its team members has successively completed a large number of technological development projects, field studies and research collaboration with high impact in the society and the economy. Numerous innovative projects conducted with research and technical partners are currently under progress with promising intermediate outcome.
Sustainable production of Cellulose-based products and additives to be used in SMEs and rural areasEcoresources is about to sign the Grant agreement for the participation in the CELISE project (Sustainable production of Cellulose-based products and additives to be used in SMEs and rural areas) that will be funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE). The aim of the project is to create multinational partnership between European research and innovation institutions, industry, and research teams in third countries in order to exchange knowledge and experience concerning cellulose-based materials using biomass residues processing in small and medium enterprises and rural areas from Europe and Latin-America. In order to fulfil the sustainability of the complete process, the new products and processes will be chosen taking into account the social(rural and/or vulnerable areas, portable pieces of equipment and educational programmes), environmental (use of natural additives and biomass residues as raw materials, removal of chemicals reactants in the processes, bioenergy) and economic (every-day products in construction, packaging and health sectors, artisan economies, engineering and mathematical tools to optimise the business models) points of view. The project enhances the development of knowledge and scientific excellence by enabling European universities and industries to establish the development of knowledge and scientific excellence by enabling European universities and industries to establishand maintain contacts with their partners in third countries thereby facilitating access to research environments outside Europe and promoting synergies on a global scale with corresponding directly to EU & UN prioritiesand within someglobal goals of sustainable development. With the role of a non-academic partner Ecoresources will offer the visiting researchers the necessary help to be able to carry out their work in suitable conditions.
Enhanced hyperthermia efficiency in relatively large spherical Fe/Fe-oxide core
Enhanced magnetic hyperthermia efficiency was succedded for relatively large spherical Fe/Fe-oxide core-shell nanoparticles through the manipulation of interactions between the core and shell phases. Experimental results on representative samples with diameters in the range 30-80 nm indicate a direct correlation of hysteresis losses to the observed heating with a maximum efficiency of around 0.9 kW/g. An interdisciplinary group of scientists from around Europe supported by Ecoresources combined forces to demonstrate the importance of developing, understanding and optimizing engineered nanomaterials with practical interest for a variety of biomedical technological applications.
Check out for more information in ACS Applied Nano Materials and the corresponding video presentation here.