BioConSepT Exploitation Event 10-11 November

You are looking for cutting edge technologies and solutions for biomass conversion, separation, upscaling and applications? The EU project BioConSepT approaches the finishing line. In November the consortium presents its final results in Merseburg (Leipzig area, Germany).

UPDATE: 60 Participants confirmed!

Date: 10 November 2015, 10:00 – 11 November 2015, 13:00
Place: Ständehaus Merseburg, Oberaltenburg 2, 06217 Merseburg, Leipzig area, Germany
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The preliminary program includes:

10 November, 10:00 – open end (Merseburg, Leuna)
From bugs to full process development
10:00 Reception and welcome drink
10:30 BioConSepT introduction Dirk Verdoes
Yeast as platform for production of organic acids Laura Ruohonen, VTT
Improved fungal host strains for organic acid production: Itaconic acid production in Aspergillus niger Peter Punt, TNO
Fungi as platform for production of triacylglycerides for biodiesel Laura Ruohonen, VTT
An old friend emerges as a new biocatalyst for cellulose Alon Karpol, Designer Energy
Enzymatic production of furfuryl esters Kathy Elst, VITO
Novel separation and purification technologies for biobased products Carol Roa Engel, TNO
Reactive extraction for in-situ product recovery and downstream processing of acids Kathy Elst, VITO
12:15 Visit of Fraunhofer CBP pilot plant in Leuna including Lunch
15:30 Clariant, a globally leading company in specialty chemicals Georg Schirrmacher, Clariant
New biosurfactant derivatives for personal care and household applications – Synthesis of cellobiose lipids and mannosylerythritol lipids Susanne Zibek, Fraunhofer
Biosurfactants application trials Marcella Vidal, Leitat
Application of FDCA based esters as PVC plasticizers Florian Boeck, Evonik
Sustainable and renewable solvents Kristof Moonen, Taminco
Process Design Debugged – The leap from lab to field Jelle Ernst Oude Lenferink, Fluor
Custom bioreactor solutions Gerben Brans, Applikon
Pilot scale bioreactors and information management Timo Keijzer, Applikon
A methodological approach for the assessment and optimization of wood-based biorefinery concepts Roy Nitzsche, Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum
Sustainability as a driver and tool in developing bio-based chemical business Jesse Kautto, Pöyry
SimCity for the bio-based economy Dirk Verdoes, TNO (Tygron)
17:30 Get together
19:30 Dinner in the Hotel
11 November, 09:00 – 13:00 (Merseburg)
Bringing the lab to pilot scale
09:00 Scaling up the bacterial production of FDCA (2,5-furandicarboxylic acid)
Introduction Carol Roa Engel, Demonstration leader, TNO
HMF production Francois Badoux, AVA-Biochem
Evaluation of P. putida for FDCA production Susanne Zibek, Fraunhofer IGB
P. putida fermentation – from lab scale to pilot Jaana Uusitalo, VTT
DSP development and scaling up Carol Roa Engel, TNO and Katja Patzsch, Fraunhofer
Application test Davide Perini, Novamont, and Florian Boeck, Evonik
Techno-economic evaluation Jelle Ernst Oude Lenferink – Fluor
Sustainability assessment Jesse Kautto, Pöyry
Outlook and prospects Carol Roa Engel, TNO
10:30 Coffee break
10:45 Scaling up the enzymatic epoxidation of 2nd generation plant oil
12:00 Introduction Susanne Zibek, Demonstration leader, Fraunhofer IGB
Process development and scale-up Fabian Haitz, Fraunhofer IGB
Application of epoxides as plasticizer and future aspects Arnaud Verraes, Proviron
Oil epoxidation process conceptual study Pedro Tavares, Fluor
Sustainability assessment Jesse Kautto, Pöyry
Final remarks and discussion Susanne Zibek, Fraunhofer IGB, all
12:00 Lunch

We are looking forward to meeting you next week!

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