ASTEC Europe sponsored the 2009 Q2 Congres. 20 European companies were present when Pedro Bello explained the advantages of Thermogradient use in Q2. 10 of them own a Q2 already. Johan Van Asbrouck guided the conference as usual and explained the results of the enquiry to the audience of 27 people. The enquiery showed that all companies present, that bought the Q2, would do so again. Service of ASTEC is considered fair, but could improve on the level of delivery information. 7 companies are interested to invest in advanced fundamental research to improve the insight in the ASTEC Values (relation to shelf life, potential of germination). Picture: Pedro Bello (UC Davis) & The Audience in Kasteel Oud-Poelgeest.