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Latest GelEnz news

GelEnz Annual Team Gathering

GelEnz Annual Team Gathering

The GelEnz team recently got together at Carrow Road, the home of Norwich City FC, for their annual team meeting. Gareth Crapper presented on the market potential of GelEnz products. Being face-to-face with everyone was great and a variety of ideas were developed....

GelEnz at EPNOE 2019

GelEnz at EPNOE 2019

Saffron Bryant, Marcus Johns and Rinat Nigmatullin all recently presented at the European Polysaccharides Network of Excellence conference held in Aveiro, Portugal. Their talks, listed below, were all well received. Saffron Bryant - Cellulose-Stabilised Emulsions for...

GelEnz at workshop on nanocellulose, Thailand

GelEnz at workshop on nanocellulose, Thailand

Steve Eichhorn, the project lead for Gelenz, and Marcus Johns attended the Newton Advanced Fellowship/Thailand Research Fund Workshop on Nanocellulose in Pattaya, Thailand 6-9th March, 2019. The meeting was well attended and there was a lot of interest in the gels...

GelEnz team visits industrial partner Croda

GelEnz team visits industrial partner Croda

Members of the GelEnz project team recently visited industrial partner Croda at their Cowick Hall site. Croda are the name behind the high performance ingredients and technologies for some of the biggest brands in the world and are driven by science and innovation, in...

GelEnz Engineering Expert Receives Prestigious International Award

GelEnz Engineering Expert Receives Prestigious International Award

Professor Eichhorn has recently received the Hayashi Jisuke Award 2017 from the Cellulose Society of Japan for his work on cellulosic materials. Professor Eichhorn is one of only four scientists worldwide (other winners being from Finland, Japan and South Korea) to...

Innovative research project looks to turn waste into gels

Innovative research project looks to turn waste into gels

Following the announcement of the EPSRC grant for the IPN Catalyst Gels project, media outlets across the globe ran articles as to how waste from a potato crops might be recycled into medical gels and beauty creams, thanks to our new research project. The University...

£2.8 million project to make new types of gel from waste food

£2.8 million project to make new types of gel from waste food

Waste from potato crops could be ‘recycled’ into personal care products such as medical gels and beauty creams – thanks to a new UEA research project. The food industry throws away millions of tonnes of vegetables each year. Surplus supply, processing waste and the...

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