23 May 2018 - 24 May 2018 / Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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23 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Green Chemistry & White Biotechnology: From Innovation to Business


 Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Green Chemistry

09.30Opening Welcome
Prof. Michel Devillers
Vice-rector of Science and Technologies Department
M. André Petitjean
Chairman of the GreenWin Board
Session 1.The Job Opportunities of Tomorrow's Green Chemistry & White Biotechnologies
09.55"Green Chemistry & White Biotechs: a World of Career Opportunities"
M. Frederic Druck
Managing Director Essenscia Wallonie/Essenscia Brussels - Secretary General Bio.be/Essenscia
10.15"Preparing Tomorrow's Talent'
Mrs. Dominique Maréchal
Talent Manager, Prayon
Session 2.Technology
10.35"Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Polyurethane Raw Materials"
Dr. Raul Pires
Vice President and Head of New Technologies, Coatings, Adhesive and Specialties Business Unit, Covestro
10.55"A Biorefinery Concept Based on Brewers' Spent Grain"
M.Sc. Alexander Akermann
Research Assistant, Chair of Bioprocess Engineering, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
11.15Coffee Break / Exhibition and Poster Session
11.45"Developing a 'Green Technology Centre' to Support Luxembourg Industries in Their Research & Innovation Projects"
Dr. Pau Ferrer Alegre
Head of Unit Department of Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
12.05"Smart Polymers for Better Membranes: From Water Treatment to Energy Efficient Manufacturing"
Prof. Ayse Asatekin
Chemical & Biological Engineering, TUFTS University, Massachusetts, USA
12.30Walking Lunch / Exhibition and Poster Session
Session 3.IT in Tomorrow's Green Chemistry & White Biotechnologies
13.30"New Industrial Opportunities, New Technical Visions & New Tools in Green Chemistry"
Dr. Gerard Mignani
Vice President R&I & Executive Officer, Solvay SA
13.50"High throughput and digitalization in Bioprocess Development"
Dr. Mariano Nicolas Cruz Bournazou
Research Associate, Chair of Bioprocess Engineering, TU Berlin 
Session 4.Technology
14.10"Biorefining Concept Development to Extract Platform Chemical Intermediates from Lignocellulosic Biomass"
Prof. Iwona Cybulska 
Assistant Professor UCL/Earth & Life Institute
14.30"Valicell Project: Development of Innovative & Eco-Friendly Technologies for the Extraction & Functionalization of Lignin and Cellulose Derived from Paper Industry"
M. Michel Hartman
CEO Burgo Ardennes SA
14.50"Postgraduate Presentation"
15.15-18.30Networking Cocktail
16.00-18.00"EU Projects Workshop"
16.00-18.30                                   Bilateral Meetings Sessions

 Thursday 24 May 2018 - White Biotechnology 

09.30"Consolidate Green Chemistry in Wallonia: GreenWin's Role"
Mrs. Veronique Graff
GreenWin Managing Director
09.45"Biotechnologies and Waste Recycling: Opportunities for SME'S"
M. Fredericq Peigneux
Senior Project & Business Development Team Coordinator, GreenWin
Session 1.The Evolution of the Regulatory Framework in Green Chemistry and White Biotechnology Sectors
10.05"Utilization of Genetic Resources: International & European Regulatory Context"
Mrs. Salima Kempenaer
Attaché Biodiversity, Multilateral & Strategic Affairs,
DG Environment
M. Frederic Druck
Managing Director Essenscia Wallonie/Essenscia Brussels - Secretary General Bio.be/Essenscia
10.25"Microbial Culture Collections: Investigating Diversity and Fueling the Bio-Economy"
Prof. Stephan Declerck
In Charge of the Agro-Food and Environmental Fungal Collection (MUCL), UCL
10.45"Genome Editing Technologies and the GMO Regulation"
Dr. Didier Breyer
Head of the Biosafety and Biotechnology Division,
Scientific Institute of Public Health (ISSP)
Session 2.Technology
11.05"Algotech Platform: Microalgae and Cyanobacteria as Bioresources to a Circular Economy"
Dr. Ir. Anne-Lise Hantson
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Mons
11.25"Era Co Biotech Project: Comrades Computational Rational Design for Increasing the Efficiency of Bioprocesses" 
Prof. Franck Delvigne
Agro-Bio Tech Microbial Processes and Interactions (MiPI), Gembloux
11.45Coffee Break / Exhibition  and Poster Session
12.15"Trends in White/Industrial Biotechnologies" 
Prof. Ludo Diels
Scientific Manager Sustainable Chemistry, VITO
12.35"Optimizing Bacterial Phenotypes by High Throughput Gene Identification Coupled with Multiplex Genome Editing"
PhD Andrew Camilli
Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
13.00Walking Lunch / Exhibition  and Poster Session
Session 3.Technology
14.00"Microbial Factories for the Synthesis of Complex Biomolecules"
Prof. Jullien Drone
Associate Professor, Institut Carnot Chimie Balard Cirimat
14.20"Postgraduate Presentation"
14.40-15.00"Poster Award and Conclusion" 
Prof. Patrick Gerin
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering & Earth and Life Institute | Applied Microbiology | Bioengineering
15.30-16.30"Labs Tour"
15.00-16.30                 Networking Cocktail


Closed since 23 May 2018


Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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Belgium 141
Brazil 1
France 5
Germany 5
Luxembourg 5
Netherlands 3
Switzerland 1
Thailand 1
United States 5
Total 167


Company 47
University 54
R&D Institution 23
Association/Agency 6
Authority/Government 19
Other 3
Cluster 12
Consulting 1
Investor 2
Total 167