09.00 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions
3A - Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation - I
Thermophilic enzymes and their importance as industrial catalysts
Jennifer Littlechild, University of Exeter, UK
Malic acid production from renewable resources by Aspergillus oryzae
Katrin Ochsenreither, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE 
Polylactic acid from 2G feedstocks
André de Haan, Corbion, NL
Enzymatic synthesis of xylose and arabinose based fatty acid esters and evaluation of their surfactant properties
Thomas Méline, Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne - INRA, FR
3C - Bioproducts from woody biomass
Biochemicals from Nordic forests to business
Bjarne Holmbom, Åbo Akademi University, FI
Functional polymeric materials with the highest levels of softwood lignin, ligninsulphonates and wheat straw lignin
Simo Sarkanen, University of Minnesota, US
Dissecting acetylated spruce mannan by the enzyme toolbox of a Firmicutes species
Bjørge Westereng, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NO 
Utilization of sawdust hydrolysates for polyhydroxyalkanoate production by Burkholderia sp.
Dan Kucera, Brno University of Technology, CZ 
3B- Chemical platform molecules - I
Tuning of zeolite catalysts for selective production of commodity chemicals from carbohydrates
Anders Riisager, Technical University of Denmark, DK
Renewable routes for the production of biobased aromatic carboxylic acids using furans as feedstock
Shanmugam Thiyagarajan, Wageningen University and Research Centre & Utrecht University, NL
Itaconic acid derived polymers – Diverse opportunities from a promising platform molecule
Thomas J. Farmer, University of York, UK
 Efficient catalytic dehydration of methyl lactate to acrylic acid using sulphate and phosphate modified MCM-41 catalysts
Chao Li, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, CN
11.15 - 12.45 Parallel Sessions
4A - Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics
Role of heterogeneous catalysis in liquid phase lignocelulose processing
Bert Sels, KU Leuven, BE
Experimental study of the influence of the carbonization process for the production of activated carbon from lignin
Catalina Rodríguez Correa, University of Hohenheim, DE
Tuning the bio-polymer properties based on lignin residues and biocatalytic process
Madalina Tudorache, University of Bucharest, RO
Principal component analysis of bio-crude and aqueous phase from hydrothermal liquefaction of thermally and chemically pretreated Miscanthus giganteus
René Bjerregaard Madsen, Aarhus University, DK
4B - Bioenergy
Biomass fast pyrolysis liquid quality requirements
Ignacio V. Melian Cabrera, Aston University, UK
Fermentation of carbon monoxide-rich gases into butanol-ethanol (B-E) by Clostridium carboxidivorans

Christian Kennes, University of La Coruña, ES 

Advanced biofuel processes by systematic product and process design – Investigation of 3-methyltetrahydrofuran and 2-butanone
Joern Viell, RWTH Aachen University, DE 
Bio-refinery of food waste – Production of liquid and gaseous biofuels
Ullrich Heinz Stein, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, AT
4C- Nutrient & Energy Cycling
Recycling of aqueous phase during hydrothermal liquefaction; Effect on bio-crude yields and quality

Patrick Biller, Aarhus University, DK 

Microbial protein: Providing food for the world in a sustainable and future-oriented way

Stef Vervaet, Avecom NV, BE 

Phosphate recovery for sewage sludge via hydrothermal carbonization

Andrea Kruse, Hohenheim University, DE 

Can digestate derivatives be used to substitute fossil based mineral fertilizers?

Ivona Sigurnjak, Ghent University, BE

15.00 - 16.30 Parallel Sessions



5A- Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation - II


Chemo-enzymatic epoxidation of triacylglycerides: Influence of hydrogene peroxid addition on enzyme stability

Fabian Haitz, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, DE

New route for the synthesis of enantiopur dairy lactone

Amandine L. Flourat, AgroParisTech, FR 

Laccase as versatile enzymes: From reducing glucose yields to enhancing ethanol production
Elia Tomás-Pejó, IMDEA Energy, ES
Development of an automatic online enzyme activity assay for xylanases using HPAEC-PAD

Christin Cürten, RWTH Aachen University & Forschungszentrum Jülich, DE




5B- Thermochemical transformations of biomass


Development of biobased products for a py refinery

Robert Brown, Iowa State University, US

Dual catalyst concept for catalytic pyrolysis of biomass
Erik Heeres, University of Groningen, NL  
Systems analysis of the bioliq process as a thermochemical biorefinery

Nicolaus Dahmen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), DE

Maximising value recovery from the hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae

Jonathan L. Wagner, University of Bath, UK


5C- Nutrient & Energy Cycling


Recovery of nitrogen from the liquid fraction of pig manure by ammonia stripping

Satu Ervasti, Natural Resources Institute Finland, FI 

Algae beads: A ‘round’ way to remove nutrient and recover energy

Raffaella Villa, Cranfield University, UK (ID 178)

The influence of governance structure on the development of a corn stover value chain
Anouk Mertens, ILVO - UGent, BE
Ionic liquid driven esterification of aqueous fermentation products
Pieter Naert,Ghent University, BE  




17.00 - 18.30 Parallel Sessions



6A - Biorefineries - I


Hydrothermal conversion of biomass waste into high value added chemicals and materials

Shicheng Zhang, Fudan University, CN

Circularity on green sample preparation of complex matrices: Towards sustainable separations of organic compounds based on the biorefinery concept
Vania G. Zuin, Federal University of São Carlos, BR & University of York, UK 
The future of pine chemistry
Hironori Matsushima, Lawter, BE
Characterization of cane and beet molasses for biorefinery application
Mahshid Farzanehsa, University of Sydney, AU



6B - Chemical platform molecules - II  


Renewable feedstock: Challenges and mitigatios in/for catalyst deactivation
Jean-Paul Lange, Shell, NL
Conversion of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in a biphasic system comprising of water and a new organic solvent
Ulf Prüße, Thünen Institute of Agricultural Technology, DE
Sulfonated polyaniline as novel solid acid for selective dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural
Changwei Hu, Sichuan University, CN 
Exploitation of Lactobacillus diolivorans as a cell factory for the industrial production of platform chemicals derived from crude glycerol
Katharina Lindlbauer, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, AT



6C - Sustainability  


Measuring sustainable production and use of renewables-based products
Jo Dewulf, Ghent University, BE
Ranking commodity chemicals on their potential to become biobased
Adrie J.J. Straathof, Delft University, NL
LIFE SIAMEC -  Integrated anaerobic system for wastewater reclamation

Teresa Reyes Serna Box, Hidrogea, ES 

Sustainability in the Belgian chemical industry
Saskia Walraedt, Essenscia, BE