ECO-BIO 2018

ECO-BIO 2018

4 - 7 March 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

Early booking deadline: 19 January 2018

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.

Submit abstracts here

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.


Topics include:

    Track 1: Scientific Discovery

  • new feedstocks (algae, specialty crops, etc.)
  • industrial microbiology
  • synthetic biology
  • nanobioscience
  • metagenomics and mining, computational engineering
  • bioactive compounds from nature

    Track 2: (Industrial) Technological Development

  • pretreatment
  • renewable products (high performance materials, specialty chemicals, building blocks, food, feed & nutritional ingredients, health, personal & home care, etc)
  • bioenergy
  • consolidated bioprocessing/integration and intensification of bioprocesses
  • use of residual streams (MSW, CO/CO2, ….)

    Track 3: Impact assessment of biobased solutions

  • ecological aspects (soil, water, human, climate)
  • soil and crop management, nutrient cycles
  • social, environmental and economic impacts
  • biomass supply
  • policy and public perception

    Track 4: Innovation and valorisation

  • biorefinery concepts
  • new value chains/clusters
  • start-ups/SMEs
  • green tech capital/investors

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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