13.00 - 14.30 Parallel Sessions



1B - Biobased materials - I


Biobased fibers, blends, and composites - lignin, starch, and cellulose meet plastics
Johannes Ganster, Fraunhofer IAP, DE
Improving PHA production from crude glycerol: Microbial selection

Paulo Lemos, University NOVA of Lisbon, PT 

Alkali-O2 oxidized lignin (LigniOx lignin) – A bio-based concrete plasticizer
Anna Kalliola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., FI
Assessment of oxygen levels and redox potential in Sugiyamaella lignohabitans cultures
Martina Bellasio, BOKU – VIBT University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, AT



1C - Valorisation of biomass waste streams - I


Production and extraction of feed additives and fuel precursors from biomass using mixed culture fermentation

Korneel Rabaey, Ghent University, BE

Aerobic granular sludge systems as biopolymer factories

Jolien D’aes, Antwerp University, BE 

Enzymatic synthesis of alkyl glycoside surfactants based on hemicellulose

Henrik Stålbrand, Lund University, SE

Integrated energy efficient microwave pre-treatment of lignocellulosic waste with unique fermentation processes

Jiajun Fan, University of York, UK 



1A- Biomass fractionation 


Low capital intensive biomass processing

Johan Sanders Wageningen UR, NL

ChitoTex – Development and production of insect chitosan and chitosan-based functional coatings for textiles

Susanne Zibek, Fraunhofer Institute of Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, DE

Recovery of organic acids by novel crystallization technologies

Carol Roa Engel, TNO, NL

Sesquiterpene lactone profile in the crop and root of Belgian endive (Cichorium intybus L. var. foliosum) as determined by means of UHPLC-HRMS

Lies Kips, Institute of agricultural and fisheries research (ILVO) / Ghent University, BE




16.00 - 17.30 Parallel Sessions



2B - Biobased materials - II


Cellulose biotemplates for new functional materials

Pedro Fardim, University of Leuven, BE and Åbo Akademi University, FI 

Renewable macrobisphenols from bio-based polyols and lignocellulosic-derived ferulic acid: Production and membrane-based purification

Andreia Teixeira, AgroParisTech, Reims, FR

Crosslinked regerated cellulose membrane via carbamate dissolution system with microwave assisted and hydrothermal treatment
Sarani Zakaria, University of Kebangsaan, MY
Modified soy protein microparticles of ibuprofen for oral controlled delivery           

Maria Antonieta Anaya Castro, Université de Toulouse, FR



2A - Bioactive compounds from biomass


LC-MS based metabolomic approach applied to bioactive molecules identification: Case study of a comprehensive chemodiversity screening of viola genus

Guillaume Marti, Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III, FR

Biopigment production on potato side streams by Monascus purpureus
Iris Cornet, University of Antwerp, BE
Recovery of vanillin and syringaldehyde from oxidized industrial kraft liquor applying membrane and adsorption processes
Inês Mota, Universidade do Porto, PT
Chitosan, a guardian against microbes

Stein Mincke, Ghent University, BE



2C - Plant cell wall modification


Plant cell walls: Diverse and dynamic

Zoe Popper, University of Galway, Ireland

Structure elucidation of two recalcitrant bio-based feeds: Lignins and humins

Sandra Constant, Utrecht University, NL

Catalytic copolymerization reaction of CO2 and propylene oxide over polyalcohols under subcritical conditions

Juan Garcia-Serna, University of Valladolid, ES

Understanding the effect of alkaline pretreatments of lignocellulosic biomass on cell wall structure

Hélène Laurence Thomas, INRA, FR