MOUNTAIN RESEARCH CENTER

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MOUNTAIN
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MOUNTAIN
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Polytechnic Institute
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FROM NATURE TO PRODUCTS, TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY.

Sustainable processes and products

Principal Investigator: Simão Pedro de Almeida Pinho

Researchers: Group Researchers

Sustainable Products group aims to address challenges such as:
  • Development of sustainable processes and methodologies (lab- and pilot-scale) to be applied as engineering tools in the design and manufacturing of intermediate and final products;
  • Development of sustainable products and materials for application in different industrial sectors: economic, environmental and social valorisation of mountain ecosystems in an integrated approach with the other R&I area (Socio-ecological Systems);
  • Integration of technological and engineering knowledge with core knowledge on chemical, biochemical, biological, and pharmaceutical sciences to generate, in a cooperative and interdisciplinary scientific/technological environment, innovative products;
  • Development of natural and bio-based ingredients through green and sustainable processes and valorisation in added-value innovative products;
  • Working in industrial symbiosis to enable the completion of productive chains with relevance at regional, national and international levels. ;
  • Innovative products that meet consumer's growing expectations, ensuring consumer safety, according to the applied legislation.

Socio-ecological Systems

The main research topics of the Group are: