On 21 and 22 September, the 2nd ROMEO progress meeting, jointly organised by DTU and LiqTech, was held in Copenhagen. This meeting not only allowed to keep everyone up to date with what all partners are doing, but was also a good opportunity to plan the next actions.
Dr Frank Stenger, Scientific Coordinator, underlined that we had a lot to do in the coming six months. At the same time, he acknowledged that a lot had been done since the 1st progress meeting in Aachen!
Throughout the two days, the presentations generated lots of discussions that carried on during the breaks and even the meeting diner. This reflected perfectly the opening words from Frank: “there shouldn’t be anything that can’t be discussed”!
Since Aachen, it was great to witness how close the bonds have become between the different partners. Regular meetings have indeed been organised in small groups, leading to better understanding of each other. That resulted in a strong team spirit and serious collaboration going on.
The meeting ended with a visit of the LiqTech facilities. This visit allowed people to discover the existence of a world leading company in the field of inorganic membranes made from silicon carbide (SiC). Although this material is expensive, it has remarkable properties for various applications (i.e. environment – water, air – or chemistry).
Finally, this meeting was the opportunity to welcome three members to the ROMEO project: Dr Christian Voss (Linde Engineering Division), Maria Graetz (Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH) and Jakob Marinkovic (DTU).
ROMEO’s team during the second progress meeting