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PROJECTS

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Development and implementation of a versatile geostatistical seismic inversion plug-in in Beicip-Franlab's flagship software InterWell(R).

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This project intends to answer two major modern civilization challenges - growing energy demand and the pilling of huge amounts of plastic residues that are a sub-product of an i

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3D modelling of terrain and vegetation structure is essential in several environmental applications, and in industries such as agriculture or mining.

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New materials to store and release NO and H2S will be developed to deliver them at target sites in the human body for therapeutic action.

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Project SHAZAM addresses the intraplate seismicity of the Gulf of Guinea as a means to investigate the role of asthenospheric dynamics in crustal deformation.

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A new methodology for the restoration/valorisation of abandoned mines sites, within the Iberian Pyrite Belt, in the SE of Portugal, is addressed.

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UNTIeD intends to propose a multi-disciplinary approach to study the proximal impact of Fogo's megatsunami.

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Black liquor is a pulp mill effluent from wood cooking with a solid content of 15-18 wt.%, which is mostly lignin.

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The exploitation of Eucalyptus globulus plantations and subsequent processing on paper leads to the production of secondary products that can be used as biomasses for a liquefact

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For printing and writing paper production, hydrophobicity is one of the critical requirements.

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Inovstone 4.0 -  Tecnologias Avançadas e Software para a Pedra Natural is a Mobilizing Project of the Plano de Ação do Cluster dos Recursos Minerais.

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Development of active microphases for thermoplastic vulcanizates with self-healing capability

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The overall aim of Real-Time-Mining is to develop a real-time framework to decrease environmental impact and increase resource efficiency in the European raw material extraction industry.

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FAME is an active Research and Innovation project to develop economically viable, flexible and mobile combinations of technology to exploit European ore deposits that are often r

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A huge percentage of the recent European cultural heritage (CH) can be found in movies, photographies, posters and slides produced between 1895 and 1970 were made using cellulose derivates.

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The project aims to develop new eco-sustainable derivatives from tall oil rosin and tall oil fatty acids able to incorporate adhesives and printing inks.

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In this project processes will be identified and developed for recovery of rare earths elements (REE), particularly the most critical five, neodymium (Nd), europium (Eu), te

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Rare Earth Elements (REE) were considered by the European Union as Critical Metals due to the low abundance and their mining exploration,

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Fogo, in the Cape Verde archipelago, is one of the most active oceanic island volcanoes in the world – it has erupted approximately every 20 years since the island was discovered

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This Project is centered on the identification and characterization of the risks associated with viral load and the chemical constituents present in the aquifer systems and soils

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The main objective of VEGETANTAR is to make a multitemporal mapping of the vegetation in the Antarctic Peninsula (AP) through remote sensing.

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The global demand for metals and minerals is growing rapidly; Europe has a huge trade deficit for metallic minerals, and therefore needs to extract more of its own resources to reduce this dependen

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This project aims to develop new self-adhesive ecological monocomponent adhesives for the footwear, automotive and aeronautics industries.

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The AlfaGreen project has an implementation period from 1 April 2016 to 30 September 2018 with a budget allocation of 1,000,272.73.

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Development of fire resistant polyolefin matrix nanocomposites

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This project aims at developing high-resolution in-situ solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) methods, adapted to variable pressure measurements, to gain an atomic-level

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Assessment of nanoparticles release in ceramic industries and definition of sfae practices to this industry

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This project comprises the construction, test and optimized set-up of a system capable of generating fuel from renewable energy sources obtained from alkaline electrolysis of wat

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Discussion of Ground Motion Prediction Equations and it's limitations (Resource Expert) in project "Seismic Characterization of Nuclear Power Plant Sites in Spain"

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The aim of the work is to develop new ecoinnovative biostrategies to detect and extract tungsten, a critical mineral resource, from tailings (secondary geological deposits

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Mining the European Anthroposphere strives for a breakthrough in the field of waste and resource management and pursues the establishment of a universally acceptable and internationally applicable

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The present scientific proposal aims at developing a holistic assessment PSHA at long return periods, and the evaluation of associated epistemic uncertainties.

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Development of natural heterogeneous catalysts in order to produce biodiesel.                                                                                                                       

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Development and implementation in real case applications (pilot application examples - TRL 7) of geostatistical methods for reservoir geophysics and history matching.

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Os materiais compósitos em PRFV, obtidos pelo processo de pultrusão, têm tido uma aplicação crescente em vários campos da Construção Civil e infraestruturas associada.

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During the last decades a significant growth in both production and consumption of pharmaceutical products has been observed.

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First and second generation biofuels include biohydrogen, biodimethyl ether, bioethanol, biodiesel, biobutanol, dimethylfuran (DMF), etc.

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This project aimed the interpretation of the information provided by REN for the definition of a conceptual site environmental model and the definition of a sampling plan using d

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Although the gold demand has been constantly increasing in past years, the commodity findings have been decreasing and the extraction of gold has complicated due to increasing co

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Graffiti resulting from acts of vandalism is a constant threat to heritage, jeopardizing the preservation of this historical-cultural-artistic legacy for future generations.

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Rubber from end-of-life tires is being used to develop composite foams with interesting properties for some applications.

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Although nitric oxide (NO) is very toxic in low concentrations it plays a key role in the regulation of several biological systems of the human body.

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Project POLYCER:  Exopolysaccharide application on industrial ceramic powders used in unidirectional dry pressing process for performance optimization

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This project aimed at the elaboration of high resolution mapping of ice-free surfaces in Antartica (namely in King George Island).

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The main objective of project ANIMAR consisted on the development of automated methods to detect some of the most common patterns on the surface of Mars at different observation

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The main objective of this project is the mapping and monitoring of areas densely occupied by sorted stone circles in Maritime Antarctica using ultra-high resolution images captu

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The main objective of this research project is to give a major contribution to the inventory of landslides with a degree of completeness never achieved before.

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A pioneering project in Portugal designed to assess the impact of environmental air pollution on birth weight and gestational age at birth in Coastal Alentejo region where a majo

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Innovative biodiesel production. From catalyst to production reactor.  

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This Project was focused on the assessment of the feasibility, in a conceptual phase, of a Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) system to be used to climatize the living space of the dormi

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Continental active serpentinization of ultramafic rocks is today recognized as a key process triggering a sequence of phenomena involving the passage from inorganic, to organic a

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Therefore, the survey and the study of the maritime buildings settled in environmentally sensible areas, like the Natura 2000 Network Sites, are still to be done.

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Project FINDER aims to identify and characterize the active trace of the Lower Tagus Valley (LTV) fault zone using a revolutionary and relatively new technique: airborne LiDAR (Light Detection And

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The correct interpretation of a work of architecture – the assessment of its meaning – is fundamental when we face the necessity of intervening on it.

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