Third International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries

June 4- 6th 2007

Ghent-Het Pand

 

 

 

The conference was organised in collaboration with industrial partners and Europabio. The Gold sponsor of the conference was the company Roquette (F). 

 Pictures of the RRB3 event

   

Presentations
 
Christophe Rupp-Dahlem (Roquette, France): BioHub® Program for the Development of New Cereal-based Biorefineries - Presentation (pdf)
Waldemar Kütt (European Commission): The Lead Market Initiative on Biobased Products -  Presentation (pdf)
Andreas Meiser (McKinsey & Company, Germany): Perspective on the Biofuels in Industry -Presentation (pdf)  
 
 

Session 1: Policy Aspects of the Biobased Economy  

(Refter Room) - Chair: Dirk Carrez 

Session 2: Bioprocessing and Biorefineries          (Vermeylen Room) - Chair: Johan Sanders 

Maurice Lex (EU):

The Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy

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Christian Wandrey ( TheResearchCenterJülich, Germany):  The Future of Bioprocessing

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Camille Burel ( EuropaBio , Belgium ):

How can Policy boost Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology in Europe

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Jens Born (FH Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany):  Biofuel Biorefineries - Feedstock, Integrative Processes, and Future Perspectives

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Christian Müller (Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF, Germany):

Industrial Biotechnology in Germany

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Wim Soetaert ( Ghent University): Critical Success Factors of (Bio)refineries

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Jean-Philippe den Ruyter (World Wide Fund For Nature): Sustainability of Bio-Energy

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Michel Delmas (University of Toulouse,France):

Biorefinery of Straw: Pilot Plant Production of Chemical Bleached Pulp, Linear Lignins and Xylose Syrup

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Session 3:

Building and Financing the Biobased Economy 

( Refter Room) - Chair: Laurens Theunis 

Session 4: Sustainability and Societal Acceptance Aspects of the Biobased Economy 

(Vermeylen Room) - Chair: Camille Burel 

Bjarne Adamsen (Genencor, Denmark):

Building Genencor’s Biorefinery Business

Presentation (pdf)

 

Patricia Osseweijer (DelftUniversity, TheNetherlands): Dealing with Upcoming Issues in Industrial Biotechnology 

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Paul Decraemer (Capricorn Cleantech Fund,Belgium): Venture Capital for the Biobased Economy

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Martin Patel (UtrechtUniversity, TheNetherlands): Sustainable Chemicals and Polymers 

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Manfred Kircher (Degussa GmbH, Germany):

Degussa`s strategic move towards white biotechnology

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Cécile Bessou (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Thiverval-Grignon, France): Life-Cycle Assessment of Bio-Energy Chains: Consensus or Confusion?

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Ivan Stocker (De Smet Engineers and Contractors): General Contracting for Bio-Energy Projects:  Strategy and Benefits 

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George Sakellaris (National Hellenic Research Foundation) Sustainability and  Societal Acceptance Aspects of the Biobased Economy

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Industrial Crops for Non-Food Applications 

(Refter Room) - Chair: Marc Van Montagu 

Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology 

(Vermeylen Room) - Chair: Ana Maria Bravo-Angel 

Dirk Inze ( VIB/Ghent University, Belgium):

Improved Crops for Bio-Energy

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Uwe Bornscheuer (Greifswald University,Germany): Directed Evolution as a Tool to Create Industrially Useful Enzymes 

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Ian Graham (York University, UK) : 

The EPOBIO Perspective on Biorefining 

Patrick Lorenz (BRAIN Aktiengesellschaft,Germany): Screening and Application of Novel Industrial Biocatalysts 

Greet Ghekiere (POVLT, Belgium):

The Use of Sorghum as a Bio-Energy Crop

Presentation (pdf)  

Anna Suurnäkki (VTT, Finland): Enzymes as Tools in Pulp and Paper Processing and Product Design 

Jürgen Logemann (BASF, Germany):Industrial Crops and Bio-Energy Crops - a BASF Plant Science Perspective

Garo Antranikian (HamburgUniversity of Technology, Germany): Biotransformation under Non-Conventional Conditions 

Carol Lin (University of Manchester, University of York, UK): Novel Wheat-Based Biorefinery Strategy for Platform Chemical Production

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Telma Franco (University of Campinas, Brazil): Enzymatic Direct Synthesis of Acrylic Acid Esters of Mono- and Disaccharides 

Session 7: Biobased Chemicals I 

(Refter Room) - Chair: Chris Stevens

Session 8: Industrial Fermentation and Metabolic Engineering (Vermeylen Room)- Chair: Erick Vandamme 

Thomas Bechtold (University of Innsbruck,Austria):

Natural Dyes for Textile Dyeing - a Controversial Field Offering Opportunities

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Oliver May (DSM) : Innovations with White Biotechnology: The Future has Already Begun

Ingegärd Johansson (Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry, Sweden): Surfactants from Renewable Sources

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Guido Meurer (BRAIN AG, Germany): Molecular Tools for Sustainable Whole Cell, Multi-Step Biosynthetic Processes in Microbial Producer Organisms

Dirk Develter (Ecover, Belgium) :

Biosurfactants in Cleaning and Cosmetics

Presentation (pdf)

Ruud Weusthuis (WageningenUniversity and Research Centre, The Netherlands): A Way to Improve Performance of Fermentation Processes: Twin Products Concept

Bart Levecke (Orafti, Belgium): Inulin-Based Surfactants: Product and Applications

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Ka-Yiu San (RiceUniversity, Houston): Increasing Intracellular NADPH Availability to enhance Product Productivity in E. coli

James Clark (University of York, UK): Starbons® - New Materials Derived from Renewable Resources

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Stephanie Bringer (Institut für Biotechnology,Germany): Influence of NAD Pool Size onProductivity of Reductive Whole Cell Biotransformation with Recombinant E. coli

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Dominique Lecroc (Solvay, Belgium): SOLVAY goes Green thanks to Epicerol™

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Adrie Straathof (DelftUniversity of Technology): Integration of Fermentation and Product Crystallization

Session 9: Bio-Energy I

(Refter Room) - Chair: Wim Soetaert

Session 10: Biobased Chemicals II  

(Vermeylen Room) - Chair: James Clark

Jonathan Mielenz (Oak Ridge NationalLaboratory, USA): The Plans for Accelerated Biomass Ethanol in the USA

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Ben Brehmer (Universiteit Wageningen, The Netherlands): The Valorisation of Functionalized Chemicals from Biomass Resources compared to theConventional Fossil Production Route

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Wim Soetaert  ( Ghent University, Belgium):

Ghent Bio-Energy Valley : A Public Private Partnership to develop Bio-Energy in Ghent 

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Joseph Bozell (University of Tennessee, USA): Carbohydrates as Feedstocks for the Biorefinery: Preparation of New Nanostructural Materials

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Oliver Kensch (Direvo Biotech AG, Germany): Improving Enzymes for Lignocellulose-Based Ethanol Production

Sevim Erhan (USDA, Peoria, USA): Biobased Lubricants: Chemical Modification of Vegetable Oils for Basestocks

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Robin W.R. Zwart (ERC, The Netherlands) : Large Scale Fischer-Tropsch Diesel Production - Opportunities and Challenges to Shift from Black (Coal) to Green (Biomass)

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Martin Peter (Potsdam University, Germany): Chitin and Chitosan: Most Versatile Biopolymers for High-Value Applications

Robert Brown (Iowa State University, USA): Thermochemical Options for Biorefineries

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Masamitsu Funaoka ( Mie University , Japan ): Design and Synthesis of Functionality Controllable Lignin-Based Polymers

 

Luc De Baere (OWS, Belgium): Biogas Production from Energy Crops: an Increased Role of Biomethane

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Vijay Mannari (Eastern Michigan University,USA): Novel Vegetable Oil-Based Functional Intermediates for Advanced Coating Systems

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Wim De Greyt (De Smet Ballestra, Belgium): New Challenges and Opportunities for the Oils and Fats Processing Industry in the 21st Century

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Catia Bastioli (Novamont, Italy): Biodegradable Polymeric Materials and their Use

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Barnim Jeschke ( ELSBETT Technologies): Pure Plant Oils, the Powerful Biofuel Alternative – A Pioneer’s Review and Outlook

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Bart Noordover (EindhovenUniversity of Technology, The Netherlands): Polyesters from Renewable Resources – Chemistry, Functionality and Applicability

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Roland Verhé (Ghent University, Belgium): Biodiesel Production from Waste Streams

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Jozef Sleeckx (Dow Benelux B.V., TheNetherlands): Foams from Bio-Based Resources

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Bart Muys (K.U. Leuven, Belgium): Bio-Diesel Production from Jatropha curcas L.: Energy Balance, Global Warming Potential and Land Use Impact

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Antoine Rouilly (ENSIACET, France): Benefits of the Twin-Screw Extrusion for the Development of Agro-Materials