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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

9th BioSC Spotlight: "The Bioeconomy of Wood"

5 March 2024 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm | RWTH Aachen
NGP2-Center for Next Generation Processes and Products | Forckenbeckstr. 51 | 52074 Aachen
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Photo: iStock
Photo: AVT RTWH Aachen

 

The wood-based bioeconomy is both a partner and a key element in a circular economy, becoming a game-changer for industries given the issue of raw materials availability such as construction and building, textile production, and pulp and paper. Establishing innovative wood-based applications where wood is used as a material contributes to the transformation of these industrial sectors.  However, how wood is grown and used economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable are important areas of activity for the development of innovative (new) value chains. 

The BioSC spotlight will showcase novel approaches and insights along wood-based value chains and scientists from the BioSC together with external experts will discuss current developments.

 

Registration is open! Please register here: www.biosc.de/Registration_Spotlight_March2024

Deadline: 23 February 2024

 

Agenda

09:30 Registration
10:00

Welcome and Introduction
Ulrich Schurr
, Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2 Plant Sciences/ BioSC

10:10

Processes for Products - NGP2 Biorefinery
Jörn Viell
, RWTH Aachen, NGP2-Center for Next Generation Processes and Products/ BioSC

 

Wood as a resource

Yes, wood can! Wood as a versatile resource for the bioeconomy
Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, Homo Silvestris Europae

11:15 Coffee Break
11:45

Raw materials and processing

Bio-based polymers from lignocellulosic biomass: selected applications as advanced materials
Alessandra Operamolla
, Università di Pisa, NanoLeaves Lab

Cell wall polysaccharides in paper as seen by carbohydrate binding module fluorescence nanoscopy
Tobias Meckel, TU Darmstadt, Macromolecular and Paper Chemistry

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Short presentations of PhD theses

How lignocellulose composition can predict biomass processability
Jimena Martinez Diaz, Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2 Plant Sciences/ BioSC

Tailoring lignin extraction with OrganoCat processes
Leonie Schoofs, Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2 Plant Sciences/ BioSC

13:15 Lunch
14:15

Innovative products

Short presentation of PhD thesis

Build with nature: Biomechanical performance of self-growing connections in interconnected trees
Xiuli Wang, Delft University of Technology, Engineering Structures, Biobased Structures and Materials

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Construction and design approaches for wood and wood-based materials
Denis Grizmann
, RWTH Aachen, Materials Science & Engineering Profile Area

LignoTex – Validation of lignin for applications in the textile industry
Sascha Schriever, RWTH Aachen, ITA Institut für Textiltechnik/ BioSC

Modellfabrik Papier – Leading the way for sustainable paper production
Peter Bekaert, Modellfabrik Papier, Düren

16:00

Closing

Get-together

Guided tour through the NGP2 Biorefinery (Sign up at registration)
Jörn Viell
, RWTH Aachen, NGP2-Center for Next Generation Processes and Products/ BioSC