ECO-BIO 2018

ECO-BIO 2018

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.


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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