Thursday, 6 June 2024

09.00 - 10.30

Parallel sessions 3

09.00 - 09.30
Invited talk: Development of biostimulants from sunflower stalks and heads: optimization of extraction conditions through twin-screw extrusion, bioactivity evaluation, and valorization of extrudate into biosourced materials

Philippe Evon University of Toulouse, FR & Danny Geelen, Ghent University, BE

09.30 - 09.50
Furfural awakening – An intermediate for renewable fuels and chemicals

Jean-Paul Lange, Shell Global Solutions International B.V., NL

09.50 - 10.10
Fractionation of Kraft lignin for production of alkyd resin coatings
Arpa Ghosh, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, FI

10.10 - 10.30
How to design a sustainable industrial bioproduction chain configuration: Development of a bioprocess model-based simulation tool to be coupled with life cycle assessment
Elise Viau, Université de Toulouse, FR

09.00 - 09.30
Invited talk: Algal biomass: A resource for peptide containing protein hydrolysate and prebiotic ingredient generation
Maria Hayes Teagasc, IE

09.30 - 09.50
Accelerating algae product development: A digital tool for enhancing economic feasibility and decision-making in the blue economy

Stefania Luzzi, Biobased & Circular Technologies, NL

09.50 - 10.10
Volatile fatty acids production from microalgae Nannochloropsis side-streams
Claudia Lucas Duarte, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, PT

10.10 - 10.30
Chemical characterisation of Sargassum seaweed from Guadeloupe and Dominican Republic
Elliot Calbrix, Laboratoire de Chimie Agro-industrielle, FR

09.00 - 09.30
Invited talk: Biobased building and construction materials using lignin
Richard Gosselink, Wageningen University, NL

09.30 - 09.50
Optimization in the depolymerization of industrial lignin and catalyst reusability using
precious metal-supported catalysts
Raphaela Süss, Wood K plus, AT

09.50 - 10.10
Downregulation of caffeoyl shikimate esterase leads to saccharification improvement in field-grown poplar

Thatiane Mota, Ghent University & VIB Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE

10.10 - 10.30
Development of binderless particleboards and composites using Sargassum spp. seaweeds pretreated by twin-screw extrusion
Jérôme Bauta, Université de Toulouse, FR


10.30 – 11.15

Coffee Break and Exhibition

11.15 - 12.45

Parallel sessions 4

11.15 - 11.45
Economic and environmental aspects of municipal solid waste biorefining to biobutanol using adsorptive sequential separation system
Keikhosro Karimi, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE

11.45 - 12.05
Agro-food by products valorization in coatings and biocomposites: Chitin and biofillers from insect exoskeleton for packaging and agriculture applications

Patrizia Cinelli, University of Pisa, IT

12.05 - 12.25
Downstream processing of depolymerized lignin oil using nanofiltration membranes

Tim Croes, University of Antwerp, BE

12.25 - 12.45
A tailored downstream approach for isolating caproic and caprylic acid from fermented apple pomace

Theresa Menzel, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH, DE

11.15 - 11.45
The contribution of yeasts’ biodiversity, natural or empowered by metabolic engineering, for creating novel value chains in industrial biotechnology
Paola Branduardi, University of Milano-Bicocca, IT

11.45 - 12.05
Polyurethane foams synthesized from biobased polyols derived from re-purpose used cooking oil
Miriam Cappello, University of Pisa, IT

12.05 - 12.25
The potential of producing large-scale biochar from anaerobic digestion food waste by post carbonisation
Wei Li, University of Nottingham, UK

12.25 - 12.45
Techno-economic investigation of simultaneous biogas combustion and upgrading via combined heat and power engine and pressure swing adsorption

Mohammad Azadi Tabar, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, BE

11.15 - 11.45
Invited Talk: Furanics as bio-based building block: Kinetics and reactor engineering insights
Fernanda Neira D’Angelo, TU Eindhoven, NL

11.45 - 12.05
The synthesis of several chiral compounds via catalytic conversion of complex biomass

Changwei Hu, Sichuan University, CN

12.05 - 12.25
Synthesis of bio-based diphenolic acid derivative: Kinetic and modelling investigation

Federica Orabona, Åbo Akademi University, FI & University of Naples Federico II, IT

12.25 - 12.45
Catalytic synthesis of lignin-based epoxy resins: Curing kinetics and thermal properties

Giorgio Tofani, National Institute of Chemistry, SI

12.45 - 13.30

Lunch and Exhibition

13.30 - 15.00

Poster Tour 2 & Coffee Break

15.00 - 16.30

Parallel sessions 5

15.00 - 15.30
Carbohydrate transformation in spent coffee grounds: Evaluating pretreatments and enzymatic cocktail effects on oligo- and monosaccharides production

Luísa S. Serafim, University of Aveiro, PT

15.30 - 15.50
Towards a complete exploitation of brewers’ spent grain from a circular economy perspective

Letizia Rossato, Politecnico di Milano,IT

15.50 - 16.10
Lignin recovery from Norway spruce by two-step fractionation
Medya Hatun Tanis, Lund University, SE

16.10 - 16.30
Enzymatic and sonochemical processing to tailor the surface and functional properties of flax fibers

Thomas Peyrache, Université de Reims Champagne Ardennes, FR

15.00 – 15.30
The opportunities and challenges for biotechnology in the food industry

15.30 – 16.00
Incorporating circularity with biomass fermentation

Stijn Boeren, Avecom, BE

16.00 – 16.30
Cultured stem cells for customized meat design
Indi Geurs, Ghent University, BE

15.00 - 15.30
Invited talk:
Cellulose with tuned properties for utilization in advanced composite materials
Magnus Norgren, Mid Sweden University, SE

15.30 - 15.50
Thermoplastic starch-based 3D bioplastic packaging from agrifood and footwear byproducts

Idalina Gonçalves, University of Aveiro, PT

15.50 - 16.10
Polysaccharides as future sustainable materials: Challenges, opportunities, and future directions
Pedro Fardim, University Leuven, BE

16.10 - 16.30
Dissolution and derivatization of cellulose in novel super-base ionic liquid mixed with green co-solvents

Nutan Savale, Tallinn University of Technology, EE

16.30 - 17.30

Town Hall Panel Discussions

More information will follow soon


RRB Conference Dinner at Hotel Radisson Collection, Grand Palace Brussels