1. Preparation activities
Representatives of both institutions met in the border events, as they found that they have common concerns and ideas.
2. Project management
Preparation, implementation, coordination and project management.
3. Communications activities
Three workshops will be held in order to promote the novel method and its economical efficiency. For the visibility of the project, will be invited representants of the border area, bioethanol and winery manufactories and also researchers, students, teachers. At these workshops information materials regarding the project (maps and promotional materials about the project) will be provided to participants.
4. Investigation of fermentation and hydrolysis reaction in pure systems
It will be developed and tested new optical sensors using optical fibres and interferometer techniques in order to determine in real time the kinetic of starch hydrolysis reaction, the rate of ethanol fermentation and the concentration of final products.
5. Investigation of fermentation and hydrolysis reaction in real systems
It will be developed and tested new optical sensors for real biomass hydrolysis reaction and for wine fermentation.
6. Studies about exogene and endogene factors over fermentation and hydrolysis reaction
It will be determinated the influence of some exogenous and endogen factors over biomass hydrolysis reaction and ethanol fermentation using laser interferometry techniques (determined in real time), and also using HPLC methods.
7. Results interpretation, corelation and dissemination and the novel method validation
It will be done the correlation between laser interferometry techniques data and the others classical spectrophotometer and HPLC methods obtained data. Based on this data correlation it will be validated the novel laser interferometry method.