Thursday, 31 May


09.00 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions
3A - Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation - II
Biocatalytic transformations of sucrose for advanced sugar beet biorefinery 

Bernd Nidetzky, Graz University of Technology, AT

Sweet glycosylation with glucansucrases: Improving the taste of stevia 

Tim Devlamynck, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, BE

Chain elongation enables production of high-value chemicals from wastes 

Ramon Ganigué, Ghent University, BE 

Online determination of the metabolic and enzymatic activity of Ustilago maydis on pectic substrates 

Markus Müller, RWTH Aachen University, DE

3C - Chemical platform molecules - I
Xylochemistry – Making complex and useful molecules from wood
Till Opatz, Mainz University, DE
Furylated flavonoids: New fully bio-based phenolic building blocks from condensed tannins 
Laurent Rouméas, Montpellier SupAgro, FR
High purity fructose from inulin with heterogeneous catalysis – From batch to continuous operation 

Henrik Grénman, Âbo Akademi University, FI

Glycolaldehyde as a bio-based platform molecule for reductive amination reactions 
William Faveere, KU Leuven, BE
11.15 - 12.45 Parallel Sessions
4A - Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics
Lignin depolymerization and fractionation in flow-through systems 

Gregg Beckham, NREL, USA

Valorization of lignin residues - Enzyme one-pot system for the construction of lignin-based composites 
Madalina Tudorache, University of Bucharest, RO
Advanced pulping of perennial plants - Synergies between pretreatment and feedstocks 

Holger Klose, RWTH Aachen University, DE

Study of the temperature and sodium hydroxyde concentration for a cost-effective thermo-mechano-chemical pretreatment to obtain second generation bioethanol  
Monica Del Carmen Fong Lopez, Université de Toulouse, FR
4C- CO2 Utilisation
Riding the Carbon Cycle 

Peter Styring, University of Sheffield, UK

Switching yeast metabolism to efficiently assimilate CO2 
Matthias G. Steiger, ACIB GmbH/BOKU, AT
Metabolic pathway engineering in cupriavidus necator as performant platform for biofuel and chemicals production from CO2 

Stéphane E. Guillouet, Université de Toulouse, FR

The anaerobic digester’s microbiome for CO2-based biorefinery application
Lydia Rachbauer, Bioenergy2020+ GmbH, AT

14.30 - 15.50 Parallel Sessions
5A - Micro & macro algal technology - I

CO2 fixation by microalgae from coal-fired flue gas to produce biodiesel 
Jun Cheng, Zhejiang University, CN 
Potential of nanotechnology in multifunctional materials for integrating downstream processes in microalgal biorefinery 

Praveen Ramasamy, KU Leuven, BE

Development of biofuel production process from wet microalgae by liquefied dimethyl ether 
Montonobu Goto, Nagoya University, JP
Technological challenges for the local cultivation and (pre-) processing of seaweed products in Flanders (Belgium)
Lien Loosvelt, Development Agency of West-Flanders, BE

5B - Thermochemical transformations of biomass
Thermochemical fractionation of biomass via fast pyrolysis 

Bert van de Beld, BTG, NL

Renewable Ncontaining compounds production by thermocatalytic conversion and ammonization of biomass 
Ying Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, CN
Carbothermal reduction cooperated by nitrogen dopant in activation of biomass derived N-doped carbon for supercapacitors

Shicheng Zhang, Fudan University, CN

Co-pyrolysis of softwood and mussel shells improves liquid fuel and char properties
Anke Krutof, Memorial University of Newfoundland, CA
5C - Bioproducts from woody biomass
Valorisation of lignin feedstocks: Production of bioplastics using Rhodococcus Jostii
Campbell Tang, Redcar, UK
Polyurethane foams obtained from the second generation feedstock – Pulp production by-products 
Ugis Cabulis, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, LV
Improving kinetic models of cellulose hydrolysis in supercritical water
Luis Vaquerizo, Valladolid University, ES
17.00 - 18.30 Parallel Sessions
6A - Biorefineries - I
Waterfinery: Green conversion of biomass waste to biopolymers and biomolecules using water-based solvents
Pedro Fardim, KU Leuven, BE
Biorefineries having edible filamentous fungi at its central core
Jorge A. Ferreira, University of Borås, SE

Ex-ante techno-economic assessment of two routes from C6 sugars to bio-based chemicals 
Iris Vural Gursel, Utrecht University, NL 

Extraction and characterization of bioactive fractions from food industry co-products: Two case studies
Alice Delvar, Université de Toulouse, FR
6B - Chemical platform molecules - II  
Synthesis of 100% renewable glycolipids from lignocellulose
Katrin Ochsenreither, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE
The effect of layered compounds for direct production of C5/C6 alkanes from lignocelluloses by hydrolysis-hydrodeoxygenation

Lungang Chen, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chine Academy of Sciences, CN

Systematic study of cellulose pyrolysis to valuable chemicals over zeolite catalyst
Alisa Doroshenko, University of York, UK
Influence of oxygen transfer capacity on 2,3-butanediol production with Bacillus licheniformis
Benedikt Heyman, RWTH Aachen University, DE
6C - Sustainability and circular economy
Sustainable chemistry as an indispensable basis of a circular economy: Opportunities and challenges

Klaus Kümmerer, Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE

Sustainability of autotrophic and heterotrophic microalgae and cyanobacteria cultivation: Life cycle assessment of food and feed intermediates
Sergiy Smetana, German Institute of Food Technologies - DIL e.V., DE
Reconsidering biomass policy considering resource efficiency, sustainability and economic competitiveness
Asha Singh, Imperial College London, UK