Friday, 1 June

09.00 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions
7A - Biorefineries - II
Investigation of sugar-platform biorefinery processes of agro-industrial residues 

Csaba Fehér, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, HU

Novel assays for the measurement of glucuronyl esterase and α-glucuronidase, two enzymes involved in lignin and hemicellulose hydrolysis
Artur Rogowski, Megazyme, IE
Spinning out from an eu research project - the story so far
Daniel Hayes, Celignis Ltd, IE
Insects as alternative source of chitin  

Lise Soetemans, VITO NV, BE

7B - Downstream processing
Intensified downstream processing in biofuels production
Costin Sorin Bildea, University 'Politehnica' of Bucharest, RO 

Towards selective valorisation of volatile fatty acids to improve product specificity in the carboxylate platform
Pieter Naert, Ghent University, BE

Intensified downstream processing of biobutanol by integrated distillation
Iulian Patrascu, University "Politechnica" of Bucharest, RO
Performance of seashell powder as phosphate adsorbent in fermentation broth

Jan Christoph Peinemann, Leuphana University Lüneburg, DE

7C - Valorization of biomass waste streams - I
EU-Project REHAP: Creating novel materials from agricultural and forestry waste
Karel De Winter, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, BE
New Zealand’s Bioresource Processing Alliance (BPA) 

Paul Rose, Callaghan Innovation, NZ

Transforming food and textile wastes to high value-added products
Carol Sze Ki Lin, City University of Hong Kong, HK
A biomimetic adhesive from lignin
Charlotte C. Capitain, University of Kaiserslautern, DE
11.30 - 13.00 Parallel Sessions
8A - Metabolic engineering of cell factories

New tools for metabolic engineering of Pichia pastoris
Anton Glieder, TU Graz, AT
Tailor-made transcriptional biosensors for optimizing microbial cell factories
Brecht De Paepe, Ghent University, BE
Synthetic and diverse - Microbiology on duty in industry
Michael Sauer, BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, AT
Simultaneously mutating the lignin genes CSE1 and CSE2 in poplar to improve saccharification efficiency
Alexandra Alvarenga Chanoca, Ghent University/VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
8B - Micro & macro algal technology - II
Algae Foundation, Algae Technology Educational Consortium (ATEC) and the Algae Academy: Algal-based STEM education initiatives for a sustainable future and the development of the bioeconomy workforce
Ira Levine, Algae Foundation and University of Southern Maine, USA
Control of contamination in large-scale microalgal cultures 

Koenraad Muylaert, KU Leuven University, BE

Heterotrophic production of Chlorella protothecoides microalgae using expired juices as alternative carbon source
Marta Cebrián, AZTI-Tecnalia, ES
Technological challenges for the local cultivation and (pre-) processing of seaweed products in Flanders (Belgium)
Lien Loosvelt, Development Agency of West-Flanders, BE
8C - Valorization of biomass waste streams - II
Synthesis and applications of 6-deoxy-6-amino-chitosan

Anwar Jardine, University of Cape Town, ZA

Comparative study between chemical and natural surfactants obtained from secondary raw materials
Ana B. Moldes, University of Vigo, ES 

Algae versus insects: What is the most efficient way of utilizing organic residues? 

Daniel Pleissner, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, DE

Isolation and modification of side-stream rapeseed proteins from the oil industry as a renewable ingredient for technical applications

Andreas Fetzer, Technical University of Munich, DE