14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB-14)

30-05-2018 09:00 to 01-06-2018 14:00
Pand, Onderbergen, Ghent (Belgium)
Christian Stevens - Wim Soetaert - Philippe Tavernier - Erick Vandamme - Erik Meers
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Will fossil resources and energy continue to lead the way for the industrial development of the future?

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, oral presentations, poster sessions and an exhibition. Companies and research organizations are offered the opportunity to organize a satellite symposium.

Topics to be covered

  • Bioactive compounds from biomass
  • Biobased materials
  • Biomass fractionation·      
  • Biocatalysis for bioresource transformation
  • Bioenergy
  • Bioproducts from woody biomass
  • Biorefineries
  • Biosurfactants
  • Chemical platform molecules
  • Cyanobacterial and algal technology
  • Downstream processing
  • Environmental protection using microorganisms
  • Metabolic engineering of cell factories
  • Pretreatment and transformation of lignocellulosics
  • Single cell oil production
  • Sustainability
  • Thermochemical transformations of biomass
  • Valorization of biomass waste streams

Abstract submission and registration

Deadline abstract submission oral presentation: January 15th 2018 at RRB-14

Deadline early bird registration: March 31st 2018