The Spanish National Research Council (Spain)
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe, devoted to promote scientific and technological research and train staff in order to contribute to advancing knowledge. The research packaging group of the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC) conducts fundamental and applied research work in the areas of novel biomass-derived materials and ingredients for food-related applications, with a special emphasis on development and characterization of sustainable packaging structures. Specifically, the group from IATA-CSIC, is composed by 4 senior researchers, 3 postdoctoral researchers and 2 technicians with multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of biomass valorization, materials development and characterization (specifically food packaging) and optimization of extraction processes from different biomass sources. The CSIC team has participated in several national consecutive granted R&D projects since 1991 and also within several FP6, FP7 and H2020 European Integrated Projects in these areas.