With Research and Innovation as a priority, the oldest university in the Western world, The Alma Mater Studiorum UNIBO, participates in MERLIN with research groups belonging to the Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician” and operating in the Ravenna Campus in the Environmental Sciences Lab “R. Sartori”. With this asset, UNIBO contributes to the MERLIN project by paving the way for innovation through an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research and a constant and increasingly broad international perspective.
Since its origins in 1088, Alma Mater has been student-centred hosting prominent figures from science and the arts. Based in five campuses (Bologna, Cesena, Forli, Ravenna, Rimini), with a branch in Buenos Aires, it offers a teaching catalogue diversified and tailored to the needs of present-day society: over 200 degree programmes among its 32 Departments and 11 Schools are offered to over 81,000 students. 5,000 graduates are enrolled in PhDs and 3rd cycle programmes.
As a comprehensive research university, Alma Mater invests in the multidisciplinary cross-cultural approach and in the inseparable connection between research and teaching. One of the most active universities leading and participating in European research and academic cooperation projects, Bologna has formed knowledge alliances with industry and public/private organizations. It is a hub of international networks. Beyond its close European links, it enjoys multiple connections with America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Research and Innovation are a priority of the University mission.
UNIBO will have the leadership of Task 2.3 (Metalized flexible packaging solvent-based delamination with polymer and high-quality) by contributing with the experience of UNIBO’s researchers in the use of alternative solvents for extractions and synthesis. Specifically, they developed a patented process to separate PE and Aluminum in multilayer packaging using switchable solvents: aluminium recovery: (i) solvent-based process (ii) separating aluminum (iii) recovery UNIBO will also participate in WP5, 6, 7 activities regarding creation of knowledge, stakeholder engagement, workshops, communication and dissemination in those areas related delamination and recycling of multilayer.