Date : 02 Juillet

Organisateur : Flanders Biobased Valley

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Since International Conference on Biobased Surfactants will be organized in parallel with the Industry User Group Meeting (30 companies) of the AppliSurf project focusing on Biobased Surfactants, a good balance of an academic and industrial crowd is expected. We opened up the abstract submission for oral and poster presentations, so please have a look if you are interested to present.

This conference includes a visit and conference dinner at the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, one of the world’s best equiped pilot plants. Furthermore, there are also limited places for a visit to one of the AppliSurf consortium partners: FLAMAC.

JULY 1, 2020 (STARTING AT 10 AM)

  • Registration and poster placement
  • Welcome
  • Company visit to FLAMAC*
  • Networking lunch and poster session
  • Keynote lectures and selected abstracts
  • Visit to Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant**, followed by networking drink
  • Conference dinner at Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

*FLAMAC is a facility located in Ghent (Zwijnaarde), which has expertise in the high throughput screening of compounds and formulations. This expertise was used within the AppliSurf program to screen a portfolio of over 50 new types of biosurfactants. We offer a visit to the FLAMAC facilities for the first 25 people registering for this visit.”

**At Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant several biosurfactant production processes have been scaled up and some of those are currently being commercialized e.g. rhamnolipids (Evonik), xylolipids (Lanxess). On this tour you will get to visit the 4 process halls and labs and see with your own eyes the capabilities of this open access pilot plant focusing on bio-based processes”

JULY 2, 2020 (FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM)

  • Keynote lectures
  • Parallel sessions from selected abstracts
  • Networking lunch and poster session
  • Keynote lectures
  • Parallel sessions from selected abstracts
  • Ing. Susanne Zibek, Fraunhofer IGB, Germany
  • Caroline Rémond, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne URCA, France – CV
  • Eric Deziel, Institut National de la Reserche Scientifique, Centre Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie, Canada
  • Philippe Jacques, Lipofabrik, France
  • Stephen Euston, Herriot Watt University, Scotland
  • Tom Berckmans, Cardolite, Belgium
  • Cesar Simoes da Fonseca, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Carol Lin, City University Hong Kong
  • Niki Baccile, Sorbonne University, France
  • Rudolf Haussman, University of Hohenheim, Germany
  • Yamini Satyawali, VITO, Belgium
  • Roel Bosschaerts, Ecover, Belgium
The conference will cover the following topics in parallel sessions:
  • Microbial biosurfactants
  • Plant based biosurfactants
  • Biocatalytic production of biosurfactants
  • Chemical production of biosurfactants
  • Biosurfactants production from waste- and/or side streams
  • Functional characterisation of biosurfactants
  • Process development and scale-up for biosurfactants
  • Molecular methods to improve biosurfactant biosynthesis
  • LCA and TEA studies on biosurfactants
  • Industrial perspectives of biosurfactants
  • Applied research with biosurfactants : mining, food/feed, agro, detergents, personal care/cosmetics.
  • Other

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