EUCALIVA Consortium met at Tampere University facilities

The Consortium of EUCALIVA held its third General Assembly meeting.

On 8th and 9th of January, 2019, partners of EUCALIVA met in Tampere to have their meeting.

Representatives from Contactica S.L. (Project Coordinator), Biosensor (Italy), Grado Zero Innovation (Italy), Saxon Textile Research Institute e.V. (Germany), Envirohemp (Spain), and Tampere University of Technology (Finland) presented the work carried out during the first 27 months of the project.

The members gathered to keep up to date with the progress of the project, to discuss next implementation actions, next communication & dissemination activities and to decide how to overcome potential critical implementation actions. During the meeting the project progress was assess, based on the work plan prepared before the beginning of the project.

Within the meeting, an important part was visiting Tampere University facilities, above all the installations related to the activities carried out by TAU in EUCALIVA: electro-spinning, wet-pinning and melt-spinning. The first samples produced during the project were also shown.

Tampere University is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Almost all internationally recognised fields of study are represented at this university.


EUCALIVA is a research project based on extracting high-purity soluble lignin from chemical wood pulping processes (black liquors from Kraft pulping). EUCALIVA will develop and set-up a fully-integrated, energetically-efficient, scalable, innovative and flexible processing chain based on the valorisation of lignin for producing carbon fibres (CF) and other carbon-based materials, mainly for functional applications.

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