A dedicated summer school training on waste biorefineries in the context of bioeconomy, with a focus on valorization of recalcitrant side streams. A panel of twenty academic and industrial international specialists in this biorefinery field will provide an up-to-date state-of-the-art based overview on the latest advances in terms of scientific knowledge, techno-economical developments and life cycle assessment methodologies. Key challenging topics will be addressed, such as biomass availability and mobilization, recalcitrant waste characterization by a set of complementary analytical methods, enzymatic and chemical conversions of lignin into functional biomolecules, development of new bio-based sustainable value chains.
In parallel with plenary lectures, the participants will have the chance to apply their acquired knowledge through case studies carried out in groups, and .... to go out and visit a Dutch biorefinery factory.
The course is aimed at PhD candidates, other researchers and employees of industries interested in bio-based products, NGOs or governmental organisations.
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This Summer School on waste biorefineries in the context of bioeconomy, with a focus on valorization of recalcitrant side streams. A panel of specialists in the biorefinery field will provide an up-to-date state-of-the-art based on the latest advances in terms of scientific knowledge, techno-economical developments and life cycle assessment methodologies.
The course will be mainly composed of lectures with ample opportunity for discussions. Furthermore there will be poster presentations, an excursion to a Dutch biorefinery factory and the participants will have the chance to apply their acquired knowledge through case studies carried out in groups.
- Feedstock availabililty, logistics, storage, handling and feeding
- Zero waste biorefineries: examples and needs
- Markets and products
- Functionalised packaging materials
- Biochemical conversion
- Thermochemical conversion
- Analytical techniques in biorefining with focus on recalcitrant streams
- Value chain assessment of zero waste biorefineries and their products
Course coordinators & Lecturers
- Dr Richard Gosselink (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, the Netherlands)
- Prof. Stéphanie Baumberger (INRA, AgroParisTech, France)
- Dr Jairo Lora (GreenValue Enterprises LLC, USA)
- Dr Stephan Piotrowski (nova-Institut GmbH, Germany)
- Dr Ed de Jong (Avantium BV, the Netherlands)
- Dr Fabio Apone (Arterra Bioscience, Italy)
- Dr Jérome Vachon (SABIC, the Netherlands)
- Prof. Timothy Bugg (University of Warwick, UK)
- Dr Guillermina Hernandez-Raquet (INRA, France)
- Dr Nathalie Berezina (Ynsect, France)
- Dr Daan van Es (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, the Netherlands)
- Dr Guy Marlair (INERIS, France)
- Dr Betty Cottyn (INRA, France)
- Dr Annelie Jongerius (Avantium BV, the Netherlands)
- Elke Breitmayer (NOVA Institute, Germany)
- Xun Liao (Quantis International, Switzerland)
- Dr Alex Obach (Skretting ARC, Norway)
- Dr Harriëtte Bos (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, the Netherlands)
- Prof. Rafael Luque (University of Cordoba, Spain)
- Dr Iulian Zoltan Boboescu (University of Sherbrooke, Canada)
Date & duration
The course will be held from Sunday 2 September 2018 (welcome drinks on location at 19h) till Thursday 6 September 2018
The course language will be English.
The study load of this course is 1.0 ECTS credits. (0.5 extra ECTS credits for participants who present a poster)
Participants are encouraged to bring a poster, related to the topic, for the planned poster sessions. If you would like to present your poster, please inform us about the poster title by sending an email to: email@example.com
Information concerning the course contents can be obtained from Dr Richard Gosselink, firstname.lastname@example.org
For organisational matters please contact:
Mrs. Cornelia van Bree-Evers, email@example.com
Location & accommodation
Lectures will be given at Hotel & Congress Centre 'Wageningen International Congress Centre' (WICC).
The town of Wageningen is 5 km from Ede-Wageningen railway station, with transport options being taxi or bus. Ede-Wageningen railway station is about one and a half hours from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. For train schedules visit: www.ns.nl.
A number of hotel rooms have been blocked at WICC. Accommodation costs are approx. € 85, - (single room; bed & breakfast) per night. Participants have to book their own room by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please book your room before 1 July 2018 and mention booking code ZELCOR18
Registration & course fee
To register please complete the electronic reply form.
Applicants will be informed of acceptance of their registration and will receive instructions for payment and further course details.
Course fee includes materials, coffee/tea during breaks, lunches, an excursion and 2 course dinners but does not cover accommodation. The course fee depends on the participant's affiliation:
|PhD candidates affiliated with VLAG
|| € 250
|other PhD candidates + ZELCOR members
|| € 450
|University staff / Non-Profit
|| € 750
|Industry / For-Profit
|| € 1500 (*)
* daytickets for industry participants are available upon request (email to: email@example.com)
- No charge until 2 August 2018
- 25 % of the course fee paid or due till 27 August 2018
- No refund after 27 August 2018
Substitutions for participants may be made at any time until the start of the course.