Biofuels for Sustainable Development of Southern Europe

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On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to cordially invite you to participate in the International Conference on Biofuels for Sustainable Development of Southern Europe (Bio4SuD) to be held in Thessaloniki (Greece) on 19-20 November, 2012. This conference is organized as part of the BIOFUELS-2G demonstration project funded by the European Union and the LIFE+ Programme.

The Bio4SuD conference aims to:

  • highlight promising R&D activities in the fields of biofuels production
  • present demonstration projects of key 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels production technologies
  • promote networking between academic and industrial stakeholders and
  • initiate Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs).

All academic, research and industrial stakeholders active in the area of biofuels technologies and related areas are invited to participate in the conference.

S. Voutetakis and S. Bezergianni
Co-chairs of the Bio4SuD conference


Hydrogen Energy for Life

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h2On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to cordially invite you in the International Conference “Hydrogen Energy for Life” on Hydrogen Economy and Production, which will be held in Thessaloniki (Greece) on 24 May, 2012. This conference is funded by the LIFE+ BIOFUELS-2G project (

A key component of the BIOFUELS-2G project is a hydrolytic solar hydrogen production unit, which was designed and constructed in CERTH to demonstrate the potential of employing renewable hydrogen for increasing the sustainability of 2nd generation biofuels production. Driven by this incentive, the H2Life conference aims to:

  • Highlight promising R&D activities in the fields of renewable hydrogen production
  • Outline recent demonstration projects of highlighting hydrogen utilization as energy carrier
  • Promote networking between academic and industrial stakeholders and
  • Initiate Private-Public Partnerships (PPPs) on the above issues

The agenda includes:

  • LIFE program Open Day presentation
  • Special Anniversary Happening
  • Biofuels-2G Project presentation
  • R&D – Demo Projects presentations on hydrogen economy and production
  • Roundtable discussion on the future of renewable H2 and hydrogen economy

During the event a tour at the hydrogen production site will be held with a live demonstration of the Biofuels-2G production process. This event is employed as 20th year anniversary event of LIFE program.

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12o Πανελλήνιο Συμπόσιο Κατάλυσης

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Αγαπητοί συνάδελφοι,

με ιδιαίτερη χαρά σας προσκαλούμε να συμμετάσχετε στις εργασίες του 12ου Πανελλήνιου Συμποσίου Κατάλυσης, το οποίο θα διεξαχθεί στα Χανιά, 25-27 Οκτωβρίου 2012. Την διοργάνωση του συμποσίου έχει αναλάβει το Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης σε συνεργασία με την Ελληνική Καταλυτική Εταιρία.

Το συμπόσιο θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο Σταυρό Ακρωτηρίου Χανίων, στην ξενοδοχειακή μονάδα PERLE RESORT CRETE Ο Σταυρός είναι μια όμορφη παραθαλάσσια περιοχή/συνοικισμός του Ακρωτηρίου, περίπου 4 χιλιόμετρα βόρεια του Πολυτεχνείου Κρήτης (εκεί έγιναν τα γυρίσματα της ταινίας «Ζορμπάς» του Ν. Καζαντζάκη). Η ξενοδοχειακή μονάδα PERLE RESORT όπου θα πραγματοποιηθεί το Συνέδριο -μια από τις καλύτερες, υψηλής ποιότητας παροχών μονάδα της Κρήτης- μας έχει κάνει ειδική προσφορά για την παραμονή των συνέδρων και τη χρήση των χώρων της για τη διεξαγωγή του συνεδρίου.

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2nd Award in "Greece Innovates"

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DSCF4544The research team of Dr. Stella Bezergianni from the Center of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) from Chemical Process Engineering and Research Institute (CPERI) has won the second award in the Competition "Greece Innovates" that had been co-organized from the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises and Eurobank EFG. The award ceremony has taken place on Tuesday 5 July in the centre of Culture "Hellenic World" in Athens.

Press Release (CERTH)
Press Release (Eurobank EFG)


Best Presentation Award at the 5th Panhellenic Symposium on Porous Materials

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The paper with the title "Various Morphology Catalytic Porous Particle Synthesis via Aerosol Spray Pyrolysis Process" by Kastrinaki G., Lorentzou S., Konstandopoulos A.G. from the Aerosol and Particle Technology Laboratory of the Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute of CERTH received the Best Presentation Award at the 5th Panhellenic Symposium on Porous Materials at the University of Crete, Heraklion, 30 June- 1 July 2011.


Oikopolis 2011 Award

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Στις 6 Ιουνίου 2011 σε ειδική τελετή στο Νέο Μουσείο της Ακρόπολης απονεμήθηκε το Βραβείο «ΟΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΣ 2011: Επιστημονικού Εργαστηρίου» στο Εργαστήριο Τεχνολογίας Σωματιδίων & Αερολυμάτων (ΕΤΕΣΑ) του Ινστιτούτου Τεχνικής Χημικών Διεργασιών του ΕΚΕΤΑ. Το Βραβείο παρέλαβε ο Δρ. Αθανάσιος Γ. Κωνσταντόπουλος, ιδρυτής και Διευθυντής του ΕΤΕΣΑ.
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ERC Advanced Grant Award

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European Research Council LogoERC Advanced Grant is Awarded to Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos.

With a letter dated October 21, 2010 the president of the European Research Council (ERC) Prof. Helga Nowotny congratulates Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos, Director of APT Lab and CPERI for his success in the highly competitive (success percentage 10-15%) competition for the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant, which drew 2009 candidate applications.

The research project proposed by Dr. Konstandopoulos titled ARMOS-Advanced Multifunctional Reactors for Green Mobility and Solar Fuels will be funded by the ERC with the amount of 1,750,000 Euros and the contract preparation process has been already initiated.

A Press Release (in greek) can be found here.


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