Drying process represents 15-25% of all energy used in the processing industry. This number is expected to become higher due to the intensified use of biomass. Therefore, sustainable food and biobased processing are necessary in order to replace our current evaporative technologies with ones that employ more effective driving forces. The ELECTRIFIED project will use electric driving force to extract water from biomaterials. This will be done by making use of a combination of molecularly designed electroresponsive hydrogels, well-controlled electro-osmosis and electrohydrodynamic drying. A wide consortium constituted by Wageningen University (coordinator), Delft University of Technology, University of Twente, University of Groningen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Avebe, Corbion, Cosun, VNP, DSM will ensure the practical relevance of these technologies. From RUG side, the group of Dr. Vasilis Kyriakou from ENTEG will work to elucidate electrocatalytic and interfacial phenomena during electrochemical dewatering process in order to design efficient and stable electrodes of low cost. The project is funded by NWO through KIC-Key Technologies program and the participating industrial partners.
As a part of the Jantina Tammes School, the 'Language and AI' theme is an interdisciplinary initiative that aims to encourage collaboration among academics, PhD candidates, students, and industry representatives who share a keen interest in the...
Prof. Moniek Tromp has been appointed Captain of Science of the Chemistry Top Sector by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As from 1 July 2023, she succeeded Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University.
Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...
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