10th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries


Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and agricultural policy related to the use of renewable raw materials for non-food applications and energy supply.

The conference further aims at providing an overview of the scientific, technical, economic, environmental and social issues of renewable resources and biorefineries in order to give an impetus to the biobased economy and to present new developments in this area. The conference will provide a forum for leading political, corporate, academic and financial people to discuss recent developments and set up collaborations.

The three day international conference will consist of plenary lectures and oral presentations including 4 sessions on green biotech and 2 sessions on nutrient and energy cycling, interactive and conventional poster sessions and an exhibition. Companies and research organizations are offered the opportunity to organize a satellite symposium.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Biobased polymers and materials
  • Valorisation of biomass waste streams
  • Improving biomass production
  • Bioactive compounds from biomass
  • Plant cell wall modification
  • Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation
  • Bioproducts from woody biomass
  • Improving biomass production
  • Advanced generation bioenergy vectors
  • Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics
  • Thermochemical transformations of biomass
  • Nutrient and energy cycling
  • Sustainability
  • Chemical platform molecules
  • Case studies / Pilot plants
  • Environmental biotech
  • Metabolic engineering and fermentation processes
  • Micro and macro algae technology
4-6 June 2014