Tuesday, 4 June
09.00 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions


3A - Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics


Title to be confirmed
Michael Resch, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US 
Production of medium-chain length polyhydroxyalkanoates from grape pomace sugar-rich hydrolysates obtained by subcritical water hydrolysis
Juliana B Silva, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT
Applexion SC chromatography: A multipurpose advanced technology to purify biomass sugars from process liquors and wood hydrolysates
Agnès Bastid, Novasep, FR 
Fungal pretreatment on solid fraction of digestate to enhance its reuse as a feedstock for anaerobic digestion plants 
Andrea Zanellati, University of Turin, IT 



3C - Chemical platform molecules - I


Biorefining with low-cost ionic liquids: Chemicals, fuels and economics

Jason Hallett, Imperial College London, UK

Preparation of D-excess-lactic acid by simultaneous dissolution and transformation of
cellulose and hemicellulose in biomass by yttrium
Changwei Hu, Sichuan University, CN
Biobased emulsions including platform molecule derivatives for biocontrol applications
Douaa Salim, Université de Toulouse, FR 
Ustilago maydis as a production platform for tailor-made glycolipids
Peter Stoffels, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, DE



11.15 - 12.45 Parallel Sessions


4A - Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation - II


Development and characterization of multi-enzymatic system for lignocellulose degradation
Claire Dumon, Université de Toulouse, FR
Characterization of arabinoxylanases from a newly isolated thermophilic bacterium and heterologous expression in Thermo-anaerobacterium thermos-saccharolyticum to improve fermentation of corn fiber

Dhananjay Beri, Dartmouth College, USA 

Mechanism of enzymatic degradation of plant agricultural by-products under variable solid loadings conditions
Estelle Bonnin, INRA, FR 

Enzymatic hydrolysis of Poly(ethylene 2,5-furanoate)(PEF)
Simone Weinberger, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, AT



4C- CO2 Utilisation


Methanation (CO2 + H2 = CH4)

Viviana Contreras Moreno, ENOSIS, FR



14.30 - 16.00 Parallel Sessions


5A - Sustainability and Circular Economy 

Integrating a biorefinery into a Kraft pulping mill for the production of second generation bioethanol 
Ana M.R.B. Xavier, Universidade de Aveiro, PT
Circular Economy: Increasing the value of selected municipal and industrial waste streams into biofuels and biocoal
Roland Verhé, Renasci, Ostend, BE

Developing a sustainable route to a yeast-based palm oil alternative: The role of Life cycle assessment (LCA) and techno-economic analysis (TEA)
Sophie Parsons, University of Bath, UK

The industrial production of renewables-based propylene glycol: An environmental sustainability perspective
Pieter Nachtergaele, Ghent University, BE



5B - Thermochemical transformations of biomass


Unravel mechanisms in the thermochemical conversion of biowaste and biomass
Ange Nzihou, Laboratoire Rapsodee & École des Mines d'Albi, FR

Upgrading hydrothermal liquefaction biocrude derived from lignocellulosic biomass to drop-in biofuels
Kamaldeep Sharma, Aalborg University, DK
Demonstration of a continuous TORWASH® pilot plant for sewage sludge: Thermal treatment, dewatering and effluent processing
Pavlina Nanou, ECN part of TNO, NL

The effect of bark biochar on peat based growing mediums
Dilani Rathnayake, Ghent University, BE 



5C - Bioenergy, advanced biofuels, renewable fuels and future mobility in Horizon 2020


Title to be confirmed
Yara Evans

The BABET-REAL5 project – sustainable biofuel production
Gérard Vilarem, Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-industrielle (TINP), FR

Advanced biomass catalytic conversion to middle distillates in molten salts
Homer Genuino, Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG), NL

To-Syn-Fuel: Turning sewage sludge into fuels and hydrogen
Jan Grunwald, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, DE



17.00 - 18.30 Parallel Sessions



6A - Biorefineries - I


Hemicelllulose and protein integration in sustainable biorefineries
Solange Moussato, DTU Biosustain, DK
An efficient process for the enzymatic conversion of pretreated Pinus radiata into wood sugars and their application in the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates
Alankar Vaidya, Scion, NZ

The Mpproject: Producing a palm oil substitute from waste feedstocks through a one-step microwave process with Metschnikowia pulcherrima
C.J. Chuck, University of Bath, UK


Optimisation of a process for the production of bio-vanillin from corn fibre
Rita Valério, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT 



6B - Chemical platform molecules - II  


Selective hydrogenation of lignin-derived phenols to cyclohexanols over Pd/γ-Al2O3 in aqueous phase
Xudong Liu, Sichuan University, CN 
Direct electrochemical extraction of bio-based succinic acid by a genetically engineered yeast strain Yarrowia lipolytica through valorisation of municipal solid waste
Eleni Stylianou, Agricultural University of Athens, GR



6C - Bioenergy, advanced biofuels, renewable fuels and future mobility in Horizon 2020


Multifunctionality of zinc carboxylate to produce acylglycerols, free fatty acids and fatty acids methyl esters
Luiz Pereira Ramos, Federal University of Paraná, BR
Small and highly efficient hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) units for scalable mass implementation in biomass conversion
Ib Johannsen, Aarhus University, DK
Advanced bio-based intermediates as a renewable co-supply in conventional oil refinery hydrotreatment processes
Stella Bezergianni, Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH), GR 
Catalytic upgrading of straw-based ablative fast pyrolysis vapours in a downstream fixed-bed reactor
Volker Heil, Fraunhofer UMSICHT, DE