Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

BioSC Spotlight

Enzymes and processes for biomass degradation

The event focuses on a topic which is highly relevant to bioeconomy. External experts and BioSC members will present their latest results and discuss together the current development and challenges of sustainable biomass utilization.

Addressed challenging topics are:

  • Holistic concepts for biomass utilization
  • Engineering & down stream processing
  • Full biomass valorization
  • Enzyme discovery & development

There are no registration fees. Places are limited.

When: 1st February, 2017
Where: Otto Beyer Saal, Worringerweg 1-2, 52074 Aachen
Deadline: 11.01.2017

Registration is closed.

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BioSC Spotlight - Enzymes and processes for biomass degradation

10:30 Arrival  
10:45 Welcome Prof. Ulrich Schurr, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Session 1: Integrated Biorefinery Concepts

Session Chair: Prof. Marco Oldiges, FZ Jülich

11:00 OrganoCat plant & pulping combinations for the full valorization of lignocellulose from perennial plants from marginal land (OrCaCel) Dr. Philipp M. Grande, RWTH Aachen
11:30 Towards a waste stream based biorefinery Dr. Wolfgang Aehle, BRAIN AG, Zwingenberg


Integrated challenge of pretreatment and hydrolysis of biomass Dr. Jörn Viell and Dr. Nico Anders, RWTH Aachen
12:30 Lunch Break 
Session 2: Biomass Digestion and Conversion

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Markus Pauly, HHU Düsseldorf

13:30 Lignin-sourced polyurethane adhesives
Dr. Stefan Friebel, Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Braunschweig
14:00 Enzymes for biomass breakdown (BioBreak) Dr. Andreas Knapp, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
14:30 Novel enzymes in an industrially relevant context: the tale of two xylanases and other stories Dr. Kirk Matthew Schnorr, Senior Science Manager, Novozymes A/S, Bagsvaerd, Dänemark
15:00 Coffee Break 
 Session 3: Molecular Transformation of Biomolecules

Session Chair: Dr. Holger Klose, RWTH Aachen

15:30 Bioconversion of renewable feedstocks and (agri/food) residues into bio-based products Dr.-Ing. Joachim Venus,
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Potsdam
16:00 Activation of intrinsic enzymes for degradation of plant biomass side-streams (PectiLyse) Dr. Kerstin Schipper, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
16:30 Closing remarks Dr. Holger Klose, RWTH Aachen