16th edition of the International Conference on
Renewable Resources & Biorefineries


3-5 June 2020

Biobased solutions for climate change

The 16th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 3 June until Friday 5 June, 2020. Based on the previous RRB conferences, this conference is expected to welcome about 350 international participants from over 30 countries. 

Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and agricultural policy related to the use of renewable raw materials for non-food applications and energy supply. The conference  further aims at providing an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries in order to give an impetus to the biobased economy and to present new developments in this area. 

The conference will provide a forum for leading political, corporate, academic and financial people to discuss recent developments and set up collaborations. 

The three day international conference will consist of plenary lectures, oral presentations, poster sessions and an exhibition. Companies and research organizations are offered the opportunity to organize a satellite symposium.


The RRB 2020 Conference will be held at Het Pand, Ghent.

"Het Pand" is one of the most prized and most frequently rented locations
Ghent University has to offer.  It is perfectly suited for cultural events, an important congress, or special business meetings.  The location is in the heart of the city of Ghent on the banks of the river Lys, near the medieval port with the guildhalls as its remnants.  The building used to be a Dominican Monastery, and is now housing the Congress Center of Ghent University, as well as several museum collections, exhibition rooms kept in the original state, and a top-restaurant with professional catering.

Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent

Ghent, a marvellous city

Thanks to visionary and dynamic administration, Ghent has evolved in the last 15 years from a rather sleepy provincial city to a bustling and lively spot where it is a pleasure to live, work and study.  You can literally breathe in Ghent's rich history while strolling through the city center.  The Gravensteen, the Oude Vismijn, the Duivelsteen, the Sint-Pietersabdij, the Graslei: these authentic monuments are just a stone's throw away from one another.


  • Biobased and biodegradable materials
  • Biocatalysis 
  • Bioenergy
  • Biorefining
  • Chemical platform molecules
  • Marine bio-economy
  • Novel fermentation processes
  • Nutrient recycling
  • Polysaccharides
  • Sustainability analysis
  • CO2 capture and utilization

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