Thursday, 8 June
09.00 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions
3A - Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation - I
Redox-biocatalysis for renewables exploitation

Marko Mihovilovic, TU Wien, AT

Enzyme engineering for the conversion of sugar

Tom Desmet, Ghent University, BE 

Flavors from wastes: Upgrading crude glycerol to ethyl valerate

Ramon Ganigué, Ghent University, BE 

Optimization of process conditions for efficient saccharification of cellulose by lpmo-containing cellulase preparations

Piotr Chylenski, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NO 

3B - Bioproducts from woody biomass
Superior industrial yeast strains for efficient conversion of lingo-cellulosic biomass into bioethanol
Johan Thevelein, University of Leuven, Belgium
Biodegradable functional lignin: Enzymatic functionalization of dissolved organosov lignin with amino and catechol groups with solely substrates and catalysts

Charlotte Capitain, University of Kaiserslautern, DE 

A techno-economic assessment for dilute acid hydrolysis of raw birch wood for the production of C5 sugars

Jai Lad, Aston University, UK

Pretreatment effect on anthocyanin extraction kinetics from different wine lees

Rut Romero-Díez, University of Valladolid, ES 

3C - Chemical platform molecules - I
Ultra-low cost ionic liquids for biorefining

Agnieszka Brandt, Imperial College London, UK

Xylonic acid from hemicellulose hydrolysates
Thomas Hahn, Fraunhofer IGB, DE 
Ecocatalysis: A new approach in the synthesis of chemical platform molecules 

Tomasz Olszewski, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, PL 

Chemicals from slow pyrolysis oil of short rotation salix biomass
Suvi Kuittinen, University of Eastern Finland, FI
11.15 - 12.45 Parallel Sessions
4A - Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics
Innovative pre-treatment: Sustainable paths to reach biorefinery concept

Rafal M. Lukasik, National Laboratory of Energy and Geology, PT

Residual lignocellulosic biomass fractionation from a biorefinery processing perspective
Antonio D. Moreno, CIEMAT, ES
Cardoom dillute acid hydrolysates fermentation for 2nd generation bioethanol production

Ana M R B Xavier, Universidade de Aveiro, PT 

Cellulosic ethanol production comparing sugarcane bagasse and Eucalyptus urograndis
Luana Marcele Chiarello, Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), BR
4B - Bioenergy - II
Integration of 1st and 2nd generation ethanol plants using filamentous fungi

Mohammad J. Taherzadeh, University of Borås, SE

A green and integrated catalytic process for 2,5-dimethylfuran from fructose and glucose

Dong Won Hwang, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, KR 

Biosyncrudes from lignocellulose

Klaus Raffelt, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE 

Biomethanation of biomass-derived syngas by enriched microbial consortia

Antonio Grimalt-Alemany, The Technical University of Denmark, DK 

4C- Single cell oil production
Tools for engineering lipid production and expanding the substrate range of Yarrowia lipolytica

Jean-Marc Nicaud, INRA-MICALIS center in Jouy-en-Josas, FR

Current challenges in microbial oil production by the yeast S. occidentalis 
Richèle Wind, HAN BioCentre, Nijmegen, NL
Production of medium-chain fatty acids and aliphatic hydrocarbons in Saccharo-myces cerevisiae

Zhiwei Zhu, Chalmers University of Technology, SE 

Biomass and polyunsaturated fatty acids production by Nannochloropsis strains cultivated on fish farm effluents

Marianna Dourou, University of Patras, GR 

14.30 - 15.50 Parallel Sessions



5A - Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation - II 


Transformation of glycerol into glycerol carbonate/ glycidol based on biocatalysis in non-conventional media
Madalina Tudorache, University of Bucharest, RO 
Continuous production of pectic oligosaccharides from onion skins with an enzyme membrane reactor

Kathy Elst, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, BE 

High-level production of raw starch digesting α-amylase from a niche source in efficient expression platform – Yarrowia lipolytica
Ewelina Celińska, Poznan University of Life Sciences, PL