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FCUP and CIIMAR are part of the European project to expand circular economy

The M2ex project is aimed at training a new generation of scientists and engineers to develop resource recovery methodologies.  

Researchers of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP) and the Interdisciplinary Centre of Maritime and Environmental Investigation (CIIMAR-UP) will work together in the European project M2ex.

The M2ex project is intended to train a new generation of experts (scientists and engineers) with the necessary knowledge to develop new methodologies regarding residues recovery in Europe.

FCUP and will monitor and supervise three PhD students, as well as welcome three students from partner universities.

Currently, the use of bioreactors is one of the most economic and effective technologies for residue treatment and recovery; there are microbial processes that enable biogas production from organic residues", explains Marisa Almeida, researcher of CIIMAR.

"There is the need to research and develop strategies and technologies that lead to the recovery of such residues in the context of circular bio economy", the researcher further explains.

M2ex kicked off in the end of March with a first meeting held by videoconference, with researchers and partners institutions of the five involved countries, namely Portugal, France, Italy, Spain and Ireland. This project is funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union, in the scope of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie. Projects.

The next phase of this project is the procurement of PhD students. Applications run till 12th June.

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