One of the consequences of the communication digitalization is that less paper is used for printing and writing. In parallel, new uses for cellulose are being investigated, which, as nanofibers, is a promising reinforcing additive from different materials.
In Chile, the use of fossil plastics is intensive and its recycling rate is low. Therefore, it is important to develop sustainable solutions that allow recycling of traditional plastics or replacing them with biobased thermoplastic materials.
Three were the selected initiatives that had a period of mentoring and technical support by UDT to boost their projects. Cicla 3D was the winner, a proposal that seeks to innovate in the filament market for 3D printers.
The Technological Development Unit (UDT) of the Universidad de Concepción (UdeC) invites students from doctoral programs in Chile and abroad, to conduct a research stay at its facilities for a minimum of six months. Deadline Friday, November 22, 2019.
Dr. Stephen Kelley, professor at North Carolina State University, will held the conference "A Systems Approach to Biorefineries Based on Woody Biomass" on Thursday, October 25 at 12 pm at the Hugo Segura Auditorium, Gustavo Pizarro Building, Universidad de Concepción.
The meeting, organized by UDT, Biotechnology Center UdeC and BIOREN - UFRO, will be held at the Victoria Clubhaus in San Pedro de la Paz, between January 7 and 9, 2019.