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Exploring lignocellulosic biomass!

Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass - ELB 2018

Challenges and Opportunities for Bioeconomy

26-29 June 2018 Reims, France

Preliminary Meeting Programme

ELB 2018 is organised in 6 scientific sessions covering the different aspects of lignocellulose bioeconomy, structure and transformation. Each session will start with a keynote lecture of an expert giving his/her vision for the topic of the session and one invited lecture for sound technical advancement.

Important: order of the talks are for information only, they could be presented in another order and/or another day

1. Biorefining for Bioeconomy

Tuesday 26 June, afternoon

Keynote speaker: Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Executive Vice President Strategic Research - VTT, Finland

Keynote speaker: Antoine Missemer, Researcher - CNRS, France

Nicolas Befort. The bioeconomy, biotechnology, and the transition to sustainability

Manuel Morales. Industrial Symbiosis, a dynamic transitional strategy to a Bio-based Economy

Jacky Vandeputte. To be announced

Julie Wohlfahrt. To be announced

2. Structural and chemical complexity of lignocellulose

Wednesday 27 June, morning

Keynote speaker: Art Ragauskas, Professor, Governor's Chair for Biorefining - University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA

Invited speaker: Peter Ciesielski, Senior Research Scientist - NREL Golden, USA. Integrating advanced microscopy, structural modelling, and multiphysics simulation to understand transport phenomena and conversion processes in lignocellulosic biomass

Alain Bourmaud. Plant fibre cell walls characterization by peak-force quantitative nano mechanics technology

Carlos Marcuello. Interfacial forces between lignocellulosic polymers by Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy: Impact of the coverage AFM- tip

Simon Hawkins. A chemical reporter strategy for studying lignification in plants

Julia Parlatore Lancha. Parietal modifications of lignocellulosic biomass subjected to hydrothermal pretreatment observed by Raman micro-spectrometry

Fabienne Guillon. Multispectral autofluorescence analysis, a promising approach to track tissue origins of particles in ground grass lignocellulosic biomass

3. Physical, chemical and biological deconstruction of lignocellulose

Wednesday 27 June, afternoon

Keynote speaker: Anne S. Meyer, Professor - Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Invited speaker: Thomas Farmer, Researcher - University of York, UK

Nicolas Brosse. The steam explosion process for lignocellulosics pretreatment: beyond bioethanol

Ezinne Achinivu. Extraction and Recovery of Sinapic Acid from Oleaginous Biomass (Mustard Bran): a Sustainable Access to a Valuable Phenolic Platform Molecule

Egon Heuson. Innovative high-throughput microplate approach for cell wall degrading enzyme production based on fungi and lignocellulosic raw biomass interaction

Estelle Bonnin. Synchrotron time-lapse imaging of lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysis: tracking enzyme by autofluorescence, and cell walls modifications by infrared microspectroscopy

Eric Husson. Biorefinery strategies based on Room Temperature Ionic Liquids, hydrolases and their synergism with other pretreatments

Harivony Rakotoarivonina. Genomic and transcriptomic analyses of a hemicellulolytic thermostable bacterium reveal its potentiality and adaptability for an efficient biomass fractionation

Jean-Guy Berrin. Lytic oxidative enzymes from fungal biodiversity as innovative tools for plant (hemi)cellulose processing

Claire Mayer. Preserving the structural variability in maize stalk through dry fractionation processes

4. Lignocellulose as a source of organic matters in soils

Thursday 28 June, morning

Keynote speaker: Claire Chenu, Professor - AgroParisTech, France

Invited speaker: Petr Baldrian, Researcher - Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Fida Mrad. Soil microbial response to sunflower residue and corresponding agromaterial inputs

Laurent Bleuze. Microbial colonization of hemp mulches during field retting at the soil surface

Flash talks and Poster session

Thursday 28 June, afternoon

Gala Dinner

Thursday 28 June, evening

5. Lignocellulose as a source of biomolecules for energy and platforms molecules

Friday 29 June, morning

Keynote speaker: Ed de Jong, VP Development - Avantium, The Netherlands

Invited speaker: Warwick Raverty, Chief Scientist - CIRCA, Australia

Xiao Zhang. New approach toward lignin conversion to fuel and chemicals

Arnaud Besserer. Toward production of furfurylic alcohol using green chemistry and white technology

Caroline Rémond. Enzymatically-synthesized alkyl pentosides and pentose-based esters, as surfactants of interest

Florent Allais. From sawdust to high value-added fine chemicals: a France-Australia-USA success story

Kati Görsch. Hydrothermal conversion of lignocellulosic sugars to furans

6. Biobased materials from lignocellulose

Friday 29 June, afternoon

Keynote speaker: Richard Gross, Professor - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

Invited speaker: Armand Langlois, President - ENERLAB, Canada

Amandin Viretto. Valorization of lignocellusic fibers derived from park and garden wastes for biocomposites applications

Clovis Berthelin. Water-assisted extrusion compounding process to reduce the total volatile organic compounds in natural fibre-filled composites for automotive interior applications

Julie Bossu. GuyaValoFibres: exploring the potential of Amazonian unvalorized ligno-cellulosic resources for fibres-based composites applications

Arnaud Day. Quality management of hemp straw used in agro-materials