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March 21, 2019 - Events

Special awards for this year's 'Jugend forscht' winners

Once again, the CeNTech GmbH and the bioanalytik-münster association awarded special prizes to this year's winners of the IHK regional competition "Jugend forscht" in the fields of physics and biology. The representatives of the two institutions Dr. H. Winter and Dr. K.-M. Weltring congratulated the highly motivated students on their outstanding scientific achievements. Dr. Winter: "They show impressively how much talent, thirst for knowledge and creative power are in young scientists."

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March 2019 - News & Press

Efficient conversion of biomass by mechanocatalysis

CeNTech scientists headed by Dr. Saeed Amirjalayer and Prof. Harald Fuchs have succeeded in identifying a new reaction mechanism in which cellulose - being the largest fraction of the natural carbon storage in biomass - can be converted highly efficiently using mechanical force. The nano-scientists could elucidate the influence of mechanical force on the individual steps of the so-called hydrolysis reaction by atomistic modelling. The researchers demonstrate the exceptional potential of applying mechanical force to develop an efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective process for the conversion of biomass. This study has now been published in Angewandte Chemie Int Ed..

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2019 - News & Press

CeNTech partner in EU INTERREG Project MATMED

Advanced materials may have a significant impact on the development of new innovative products within the medical sector, but the commercialization of these materials faces many challenges. The project MATMED is going to address these issues across the 8 regions Greater Manchester (UK), Gelderland, Overijssel, Limburg (NL), Münster, Köln (DE), East Flanders & Flemish Brabant (BE). The Interreg NWE program supports the project MATMED with up to 1,78 Million Euro.

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