On 26th June 2015, the FP7 PlasCarb Project Coordinator Neville Slack was invited by the European Commission to give a presentation on the project’s scope, objectives and scientific achievements at the World Exhibition EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy.
The presentation was part of the Conference “Sustainable Solutions for Energy, Climate and Food Security”, which took place at the EU Pavilion on the initiative of the European Commission’s DG Energy in three different sessions.
An introductory session, titled “The Energy, Climate, and Food Challenge”, hosted Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action) and Simon Coveney (Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine and Minister for Defence).
Session I on Innovative Energy Solutions in the Agri-Food Supply Chain, showcased Biogas and PV in the Italian agricultural sector, Organic Biogas collectives in the French dairy sector and a Business case for energy efficiency and renewable by Mars Chocolate Europe and Eurasia.
Session II focused on Energy Best Practices in Food Retail and Use and welcomed, beyond the PlasCarb project, presentations on energy use and efficiency in the food retail (by Carrefour and Colruyt Group) and in the urban system (by Consorzio Risteco).
Finally, Session III on Renewables enabling access to energy and food, was moderated by Marie Donnelly, Director for Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, DG Energy, and presented projects applying renewable energies to organic farming, micro irrigation and restorative growth in different parts of Africa.
Project Coordinator Neville Slack presented the scope and objectives of PlasCarb, showcasing one of the project’s latest products: a conductive ink that can be stored in a pen.
You can watch the video footage of the entire conference by clicking this link. For PlasCarb’s presentation, please skip to 5:00:31.