4 - 7 March 2018 | Dublin, Ireland
ECO-BIO 2018 will bring together representatives from both academia and industry to highlight progress and recent developments and the necessary steps to make the biobased economy a reality.
Taking place over two and a half days, ECO-BIO 2018 will comprise plenary talks and forum discussions, parallel sessions, posters and an exhibition together with optional company visits.
Still time to present a poster: Submit your abstract by 19 January 2018.
One of the main challenges of today’s society involves the much needed transition from an almost exclusively fossil-based economy to a more sustainable one, in order to counteract and reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and associated rise in global warming.
ECO-BIO 2018 provides a platform where industries, scientists, NGOs and governments will meet each other to discuss the needs of a biobased economy from an academic, environmental and societal point of view including:
- The latest research and innovation in biobased products and processes
- How we embed the biobased economy in society
- Encouraging new research partnerships to enable new cascaded biobased value chains
These developments will have a hugely positive impact on sustainability issues and our future economies. It is time to upscale our innovations and turn them into real, practical solutions.
- new feedstocks (algae, specialty crops, etc.)
- industrial microbiology
- synthetic biology
- metagenomics and mining, computational engineering
- bioactive compounds from nature
Track 1: Scientific Discovery
- renewable products (high performance materials, specialty chemicals, building blocks, food, feed & nutritional ingredients, health, personal & home care, etc)
- consolidated bioprocessing/integration and intensification of bioprocesses
- use of residual streams (MSW, CO/CO2, ….)
Track 2: (Industrial) Technological Development
- ecological aspects (soil, water, human, climate)
- soil and crop management, nutrient cycles
- social, environmental and economic impacts
- biomass supply
- policy and public perception
Track 3: Impact assessment of biobased solutions
- biorefinery concepts
- new value chains/clusters
- green tech capital/investors
Track 4: Innovation and valorisation
ECO-BIO 2016 Special Issue now available
The Special Issue 'Challenges in Building a Sustainable Biobased Economy' (ECO-BIO 2016) is now published. View on ScienceDirect here.
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