VALZEO Project Mid-Term Review Meeting

Barcelona, Spain — June 26, 2024

The VALZEO project, focused on “Valorisation of agro-industrial waste to obtain zeolite-based composite materials and their use in environmental remediation and biofuel production,” Today held its mid-term review meeting at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).Project Overview:VALZEO aims to transform rice husk ashes (RHAs) into valuable composite materials based on hierarchical zeolites modified by metal oxide nanoparticles (MONs) and metal-organic framework (MOF) materials. These materials serve a dual purpose:

1. Water Treatment:Removal of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, dyes, and microorganisms from water.

2. Biofuel Production:Catalytic production of biodiesel.

Key Highlights from the Meeting:

🟢 Partners from Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Cuba gathered to discuss project progress.

🟢 Secondment implementation, risk assessment, and ethical considerations were addressed.

🟢 Work Package leaders reported on raw material characterization, functional material development, and validation.

🟢 Impact activities, including dissemination and communication, were emphasized.

🟢 Researchers shared positive experiences and skills gained during secondments.

Future Steps:

On June 27, 2024, the project team will revise deliverables, plan tasks, and discuss secondments for 2025.


🎙Dr. Roberto Boada (UAB): “VALZEO exemplifies sustainable innovation by repurposing waste materials for environmental benefit.”

🎙Leonardo Piccinetti (SITES): “Our communication efforts will ensure VALZEO’s impact reaches a wider audience.”

Contact Information:

For media inquiries or further details, please contact:

👨‍⚖️ Leonardo Piccinetti : [ SITES Ltd ] Valzeo communication manager


📲 +393403442286

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