Thursday, 31 May


09.00 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions
3A - Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics
Lignin depolymerization and fractionation in flow-through systems 

Gregg Beckham, NREL, USA

Genetic engineering lignin structure to improve biomass processing
Wout Boerjan, VIB – Flanders Life Sciences Research Institute, BE
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
3B - Nutrient recycling: Biofertiliser production

Renu2Farm: Establishing a market for recycling-derived fertilizing products
Bernhard Wern, IZES, DE

Nutrient recovery from wastewaters as high-valued hydroponic and horticultural fertilizer products using hybrid ion exchange nanotechnology
Céline Vaneeckhaute, Université Laval, CA

Legislation on recycled-derived fertiliser products
Laura van Schöll, NMI, NL

Substitution of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer by recycled alternative: Results from a field trial with maize
Inès Verleden, Inagro, BE

The BioRefine Cluster Europe community group on Nutrient Recycling: A collaborative framework of European projects resulting in higher impact and research capitalisation
Evi Michels, Ghent University, BE
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 - 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

 4B - Nutrient recycling by algae for the circular economy

Introducing ALG-AD: Nutrient recycling by algae for the circular economy
Carole Lewellyn, Swansea University, UK

Nutrient (C, N, S) acquisition by microalgae and its consequences for biomass composition
Mario Giordano, Universita’ Politecnica Delle Marche, IT

Struvite precipitation from pyrolysis bio-oil aqueous phases for nutrients recovery and recycling for a sustainable algal production
Mohamed Ali Wahab, Aston University, UK

Life cycle assessment (LCA) of a combined ALG-AD Process: Preliminary assumptions economy

Cristina Onorato, Birmingham City University, UK

Mixotrophic cultivation of Chlorella on anaerobic digestate: Technical challenges and production issues
Denis de la Broise, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 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
Martin Lesniak, 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 
Extracellular polymeric substances in algae: problem or oppportunity 

Dries Van Damme, UHasselt, BE

Development of biofuel production process from wet microalgae by liquefied dimethyl ether 
Montonobu Goto, Nagoya University, JP
Properties of modified cellulose nanocrystals for the flocculation of fresh and marine microalgae

Jonas Blockx, KU Leuven University, BE 

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

Bert van de Beld, BTG, NL

Simultaneous enhance of pyrolysis oil quality and production of value added chemicals through distillation and pervaporation

Tobias M. Brueckner, Memorial University of Newfoundland, CA 

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

Performance and sustainability

Jeff Eaves, Circa sustainable Chemicals Ltd, UK

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

Hemicellulose fractionation by multistep ultrafiltration of liquid effluents from a hydrothermal process
Marta Ramos-Andrés, 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 the 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
From fundamental insights to economic viability: Valorization of minors from deodorizer distillates
Alexandra Bouriakova, University of Ghent, CaRE/INKAT, BE
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
Flowsheet tool for the development of a wastewater biorefinery
Charlotte Wessels, University of Cape Town, ZA