Monday, 6 September 2021

09.00 - 10.00


10.00 – 10.30

Official Opening of RRB 2021

Marçal Grilo, President of the General Council of the UA, Former Minister of Education of Portugal, Former Administrator of Gulbenkian Foundation, Former consultant of the World Bank, Member of the Selection Board of ERASMUS MUNDUS Program and of The International Council of Higher; Education Accreditation


Opening Plenary Session:

10.30 – 11.15

Keynote Lecture 1

Green Chemistry: The molecular mechanisms of sustainability and the circular economy
John C. Warner, Zymergen, USA

11.15 – 12.00

Keynote Lecture 2

João Lé,  The Navigator Company, PT

12.00 - 13.00


13.00 – 14.30

Parallel sessions 1

13.00 - 13.30
Invited talk: Polyhydoxyalkanoates: The future of bioplastics 

Paulo Lemos, UNL, PT 

13.30 - 13.50
Organocatalyzed ring-opening polymerization of regio-isomeric lactones: Reactivity and thermo-dynamics considerations
Katrien V. Bernaerts, Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM), Maastricht University, NL

13.50 - 14.10
Circular economy for bio-mass valorisation: Two successful case studies
Valentina Beghetto, University Cà Foscari &  Crossing Srl, IT

14.10 - 14.30
The nitrogen value of biobased products from an integrated anaerobic digestion – centrifugation – evaporation process: From laboratory estimation to field evaluation

Hongzhen Luo, Ghent University, BE 

13.00 - 13.30
Invited talk

Solange I. Mussatto, Technical University of Denmark, DK

13.30 - 13.50
Closing the sequence to function gap for biomass deconstruction and conversion

Nigel Mouncey, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

13.50- 14.10
HOTZYMES: Thermal nanoregulation of a multienzymatic cascade via magnetic heating

Eduardo Macedo de Melo, IBG-1: Biotechnology, Forschungs-zentrum Jülich GmbH, DE

14.10 - 14.30
Oleaginous yeast as cell factories

Henrik Almqvist, Lund University, SE

13.00 - 13.30
Invited talk
Gabriel Sousa, Research Director of Altri, PT

13.30 - 13.50
Modelling new sustainable cropping systems for advanced biofuel production

Andrea Parenti, University of Bologna, IT

13.50 - 14.10
Combined alkaline-mechanical pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass for biofuel production

Santi Chuetor, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, TH

14.10 - 14.30
A route towards alternative biofuels by hydropyrolysis of lignocellulosic waste streams in chloride molten salts 

Adriana Estrada Leon, Ghent University, BE

14.30 - 15.15

Coffee Break and Exhibition

15.15 - 16.45

Parallel sessions 2

15.15 - 15.45
Natural halogen-free flame retardants for textiles
Klaus Opwis, Deutsches Textilforschungszentrum Nord-West gGmbH, DE

15.45 - 16.05
Bioplastics production through the sustainable valorisation of coffee wastes
Joana Pereira, University of Aveiro, PT 

16.05 - 16.25
Biodiverse greenroof system based on 100% biobased expanded corkmodules
Marijn van Rossum, Earthkweek – Pro Suber, NL 

16.25 - 16.45
Phototrophic mixed culture for PHA production: Nutrient influence
Miguel Palhas, UCIBIO-REQUIMTE, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, PT 

15.15 - 15.45
Invited talk: Polysaccharide-based nanoparticles: Preparation, characterization, and application 
Thomas Heinze, Friedrich Schiller University, DE 

15.45 - 16.05
Cellulose from agricultural side-stream biomass; Potential raw material for biobased manufactured textile fibre
Birgit Bonefeld, Aarhus University, DK

16.05 - 16.25
Improving polymerized lignin properties using green plasticizers
Miguel Jimenez Bartolome, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, AT

16.25 - 16.45
Semi-continuous and continuous production of xylo-oligosaccharides by combining biocatalysis and membrane technology 

Karina Lilibeth Ríos-Ríos, Université de Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, FR & Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Mol, BE

15.15 - 15.45
Production of biofuels and bioenergy from the organic fraction of municipal solid waste and refuse derived fuel
Roland Verhé, Renasci & Ghent University, BE

15.45 - 16.05
Hydrodeoxygenation of fast pyrolysis bio-oil for refinery intermediate stream production
Stella Bezergiann, CERTH, GR

16.05 - 16.25
Production and stabilization of bio-oil from straw via ablative cyclone pyrolysis and slurry hydrocracking 
Ann-Christine Johansson, RISE Energy Technology Center, SE

16.25 - 16.45
Exploring the synergy between carbon capture and utilization and microbial protein production for a more sustainable food chain
Lotte Van Peteghem, Ghent University & Center for Advanced Process Technology for Urban Resource Recovery (CAPTURE), BE

17.00 - 19.00

Biobased Market and Social Event