Call for Abstracts

Abstracts dealing with the following topics can be submitted:

  • Biobased chemicals and biodegradable materials
  • Biocatalysis and novel fermentation processes
  • Biorefining
  • Catalysis and kinetics for renewables
  • Downstream processing
  • Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe
  • Marine applications
  • Nutrient recycling
  • Polysaccharides
  • Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics
  • Sustainability and circular economy
  • Thermochemical transformations of biomass
  • Valorisation of food residues
  • Wood and forestry


  • Deadline for submitting abstracts for POSTER Presentation is 2 April 2024

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts for ORAL Presentation was 31 January 2024

Prizes offered by FEMS, Wiley and RSC

During the Conference Dinner on Thursday 6 June, the Poster Jury will select the 3 Best Posters. The 3 winners will receive a book offered by Wiley. In addition, the winner of the 1st prize will also receive the RRB Poster Award. 

Additionally, the FEMS Best Poster Award for the best poster in the field of microbiology will also be presented during the Conference Dinner.

This year, there will also be awards for the 3 Best PhD Communications: the winners of these Awards will be announced during the Closing Session on Friday 7 June and will each receiving an RSC Book voucher of one of their journals: Green Chemistry, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering and one of their newest launches, RSC Sustainability.

Calling all presenters of oral communications or posters at RRB 2024...:
Want to win the prestigious GOLDEN CROP AWARD?

With the goal to associate Art to Science, this photo contest is open to researchers and PhD students presenting an oral communication or a poster at RRB 2024.

Any photo featured in an oral communication or poster at RRB 2024, is eligible to compete for the esteemed GOLDEN CROP AWARD, based on an Oscar statue, plus an Extreme Sports Cam INTEMPO and a special gift box. One photo per oral communication or poster (jpg, 2Mo max) along with its descriptive title have to be sent via e-mail to before May 30th 2024.

All submitted photos will be printed in A4 format and prominently displayed in the exhibition hall during RRB 2024 on a dedicated board (booth 4A7, DO IT).

During the 3 days of the conference, attendees are encouraged to cast their votes for the Best Photo 2024 by depositing their ballot papers in the designated box near the photo board. The winner will be announced at the closing ceremony on Friday, 7 June.

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your creativity and talent alongside your research contributions!

Instructions for authors

  • Abstracts must be written in English not exceeding 400 words and must be submitted via the online submission platform as a Word file (.doc or .docx)
  • Use font Arial, 10 characters per inch (font size 10)
  • Type title in sentence case in bold without a full stop at the end
  • Type authors in bold. The presenting author must be underlined, type first name followed by family name, the names of the co-authors must start with the initials followed by the family names (Pieter Paul Rubens, J. Van Eyck, P. Brueghel, etc...)
  • Type affiliation(s) in bold underneath the authors: University/Institute, Dept., City, Country (do not mention street addresses, PO boxes or zip codes). When there are multiple affiliations number them as follows and use the semi-colon between the multiple affiliations: 

               1Dept. A, University A, City, Country; 2Dept. B, Institution B, City, Country; 3Dept. C, University C, City, Country 

  • Add the email address of the presenting author in bold in italics
  • Use single spacing and type the text unjustified without hyphenating words at line breaks. Use hard returns only to end headings and paragraphs, not to rearrange lines.

Submission Instructions

Abstracts must be submitted as a Word file via the online submission form (see button below).

• Click on the link below to start
• Fill out your personal data and go through the submission procedure
• When uploading your abstract(s) you can either:

→ ‘Save and Continue Later’: in this case you can revise your abstract at a later stage (access with your login details) 
‘Save and Submit’: in this case your abstract submission is final and your abstract can no longer be revised

You can submit several abstracts at the same time, but you can also upload several abstracts at a different point in time.Your abstract(s) is/are only uploaded successfully when you receive an automatic reply confirming your submission(s).

Important: the uploaded Word file(s) must contain: Title, authors & affiliations and the actual abstract.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for ORAL presentation was 31 January 2024.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for POSTER presentation is extended until 2 April 2024.

Important notes
When submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation, submitting authors should bear in mind that: 

• presenters are NOT exempted from paying the registration fee
• the presenting author must register by the deadline mentioned in the notification letter in order to confirm an oral or poster presentation 
• the abstracts of the oral and poster presentations will only be published in the Programme & Abstract Book, when the presenting author is registered