Monday, 3 June



13.00 - 14.30 Parallel Sessions


1A - Biobased materials - I


Thin films from wood-based polymers
Stefan Spirk, TU Graz, AT

Functional polymeric materials with ball-milled lignin and kraft lignin levels above 90 wt%
Simo Sarkanen, University of Minnesota, USA

Rigid polyurethane/ polyisocyanurate foams obtained from high functional tall oil polyols
Ugis Cabulis, Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, LV

Acidification of spent coffee grounds as a step for bioplastics production
Joana Pereira, Universidade de Aveiro, PT



1B - Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation - I


Evolution and diversity of plant lignins
Hugues Renault, University of Strasbourg, FR

Biocatalytic alternatives for valorization of alpha-pinene
Madalina Tudorache, University of Bucharest, RO
Biocatalysis to produce surfactants and biologically active molecules from xylans and lignocellulosic biomass

Caroline Rémond, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, FR 

Carboxylic acid reductases as potential biocatalysts for the selective reduction of renewable carboxylic acids
Douglas Weber, Forschungszentrum Jülich, DE



1C - Biomass fractionation 


Integrated approach for the developement of indusrial hemp: From the field to the composite material
Bernard Kurek – INRA, Reims University, FR
Engineering hemicellulose-lignin complexes’ extraction for obtaining emulsion stabilizing hydrocolloids
Henrik Grénman, Åbo Akademi University, FI 
Fabrication and in-situ separation of the oligomeric products from total depolymerization of pubescens using a catalyst-free biphasic system: An entry point into biorefinery

Zhicheng Jiang, Sichuan University, CN 

Defatted grape seed fractionation using supercritical water technology 
Tijana Adamovic, University of Valladolid, ES



16.00 - 17.30 Parallel Sessions


 2A - Biobased materials - II


Proteins for food, feed and biobased applications
Wim Mulder, Wageningen University and Research, NL 

Evaluation of formaldehyde and total volatile organic compounds emissions of fiberboards resulting from a coriander biorefinery versus commercial wood-based building materials
Philippe Evon, Université de Toulouse, FR

Lignin derived fractions – Developing performance based chemicals and materials using membrane separation technology
Viviana Polizzi, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, BE

Designing multi-copper oxidases for bio-transformation and upgrading of lignin
Verena Braunschmid, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, AT



2B - Bioactive compounds from biomass


Eco-driven production of bioactive compounds 
Nahthalie Calvel, Pierre Fabre, FR 
Assessing the antimicrobial activity of lipopeptide biosurfactants produced by Bacillus strains
Constantina Kourmentza, University of Reading, UK

Production of phenazines by the bacterium Pseudomonas chlororaphis using glycerol
Bruno R. Serafim, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT

Mimosa tenuiflora extract inhibits aflatoxin B1 synthesis
Christopher Hernandez Hernandez, Université de Toulouse, FR



2C - Bioenergy - I


Integration of cellulosic biomass to biofuel conversion in the steel industry
Wim Van der Stricht, ArcelorMittal, BE 
Bioethanol production by Enterobacter A47: A proof-of-concept
Mauro Pereira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT
Valorisation of organic wastes to biofuels and bioproducts: Bioethanol and acid lactic from gardening residues
Elia Tomás-Pejó, IMDEA Energy, ES

Screening of pretreatment and hydrolysis strategies for biofuel production
Caroline Marks, RWTH Aachen University, DE