Wednesday, 7 June



13.00 - 14.30 Parallel Sessions



1A - Biobased materials - I


Expanding castor oil production to provide renewable replacements for petro-chemicals

Thomas McKeon, USDA-ARS, USA

Purification of xylitol by HPLC methods from fermented biomass

Yannick Krauke, KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH, DE 

Exploitation of different pulp and paper factory waste streams for short-chain organic acids and polyhydroxyalkanoates production

Luisa Serafim, University of Aveiro, PT

Adaptation of bacterial nanocellulose generation to meet the needs for today's high-value added bio-based products

Uwe Beekmann, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, DE 



1B - Valorisation of biomass waste streams - I


Biorefining pilot plant for extracting raw materials from plant residues
Nikolaj From Petersen, Danish Technological Institute, DK

Efficient utilization of organic waste

Daniel Pleissner, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, DE 

Statistical optimization of crude glycerol conversion into green chemicals using chemostats: Challenges and opportunities

Cristiano Varrone, The Technical University of Denmark, DK 

Valorisation of biorefinery side streams into added value amides

Pieter Naert, Ghent University, BE 



1C- Biomass fractionation 


A simple two-step method for selective conversion of hemicellulose in pubescens to furfural

Changwei Hu, College of Chemistry, CN

Added Value bio-refining of Cereal brans
Anne Christine Steenkjær Hastrup, Danish Technological Institute, DK 
Low-temperature acetone organosolv fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass
Kay J. Damen, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands, NL 
How structure and composition of raw material influence hemicellulose extraction during hot pressurized water pretreatments
Gianluca Gallina, Valladolid University, ES 




16.00 - 17.30 Parallel Sessions



2A - Biobased materials - II


Can biobased chemicals be produced via the pathway of anaerobic digestion? An overview

Eric Billig, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, DE 

Pinewood bio-oil as substrate for PHA and SCOA production
Paulo C. Lemos, NOVA University of Lisbon, PT 
Bio-based copolyesters derived from the isomers of furandicarboxylic acid
Shanmugam Thiyagarajan, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, NL 



2B - Bioactive compounds from biomass


Secondary metabolites in industrial and biomass plants
Wiesław Oleszek, from the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Puławy, PL
Biotechnological preparation of microbial-derived bioproducts enriched withlipophilic bioactive compounds and their applications
Milan Čertík, Slovak University of Technology, SK 

Anticancer activity of prenylated flavonoids isolated from spenthops and their derivatives obtained by microbial transformations and chemical synthesis

Tomasz Tronina, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, PL 



2C - Bioenergy - I


New integrated polyphenols recovery and anaerobic digestion of two-phase olive pomace (alpeorujo)

Mikel Orive, AZTI, ES 

Ethanol and feed components production for field bean (Vicia faba var. Equina) seeds 

Witold Pietrzak, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, PL 

Simultaneous utilization of xylose and glucose in a membrane assisted continuous bioethanol fermentation

Amir Mahboubi, University of Borås, SE