The Final Conference of the project BLOW-UP was held on 26th and 27th of March 2019 at the Faculty of Science of the University of Banja Luka in joint organization of Faculty of Science and LIR Evolution.
The project BloW Up – Balkans Waste to Products. Transfer of NoI model to Balkan area: de-siloing new waste-derived raw materials and developing new applications is funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
The aim of the project is to improve the raw materials sector in the countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe through knowledge transfer and support to development of new applications that will be reflected through better management of raw materials and waste.
Cooperation between companies and scientific institutions is clearly strengthened through the project, what enables practical application of scientific results for the development of new processes dealing with waste and raw materials.
In the frame of the Final Conference on 26th of March at the Faculty of Science of the University of Banja Luka was organized the Final networking event with an aim of connecting academia and companies on the topic: “The Way to the Active Carbon in BiH”. Topics of the seminar included exploration of the latest possibilities in the field of production and application of active carbon in order to motivate potential domestic producers to start production of this widely used and valuable material in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Also, as a part of the Conference, on 27th of March was organized study visit to the company Destilacija Teslić, where the participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the production facilities and processes.
The project partners are the Institute of Molecular Science and Technology of the National Research Council (Italy), the Institute for Chemical Chemistry at the National Research Council (Spain), the Department of Industrial Chemistry “Toso Montanari” at the University of Bologna, the Institute of Organic Chemistry and the Center for Phytochemistry of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Energy and Environment Materials Group of the Politecnico di Milano, the Department of Environmental Protection and Chemical Engineering of the University of Oulu, the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Salerno, the Faculty of Sceince Chemistry Study Program in Banja Luka, the company Tehnosint and LIR Evolution.