The 3rd Biennial International Conference on Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Environmental Sustainability (BIORESTEC) will convene in September 2020, bringing together researchers in academia and industry, as well as policymakers, to discuss the progress made during the intervening two years and the latest trends in biotechnology, bioenergy, and biobased products.
The conference will build upon the successful 1st and 2nd BIORESTEC conferences held in 2016 and 2018.
The programme will be curated by a committee of world class academic leaders in their respective fields with key topic areas including:
- Pretreatment and de-construction of lignocellulose and algal biomass/bioresources
- Bioresources (including waste) recovery and recycling, including microbial electrochemical systems
- Bioresources for biofuels (liquid and gaseous)
- Bioresources for biobased chemicals & products, including gas fermentation and in situ product recovery
- Thermochemical conversion of bioresources (lignocellulose and algae)
- Biorefineries and white biotechnology
- Systems approach: bioresource systems analysis, life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon accounting, nutrient-energy-water (NEW) nexus
- Industrial applications and up-scaling of bioprocesses
- Bioresource policy & economics
Abstract submission deadline – 1 May 2020
Early registration deadline – 26 June 2020
CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India
Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum.
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His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes, etc.
Professor Pandey is Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Scientist in universities in France, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, South Africa, and Switzerland and also in several universities several in India. He has ~ 1350 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 83 books, ~ 700 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 96 and >42,000 citations (Goggle scholar). He has transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries.
Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Highest Cited Researcher (Top 0.1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2019); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (2019), Highest Cited Researcher (Top 0.1% in the world; Top 10 in India), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from the Biotech Research Society, India (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from Venus International Research Awards (2018), Most Outstanding Researcher Award from Career360 (2018), Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc. He is Fellow of various academies, which include Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Association of Microbiologists of India (2008), International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007) and the Biotech Research Society, India (2005).
Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (www.brsi.in); Founder & International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (www.ifibiop.org), Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (www.isees.in), Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology (http://ees.elsevier.com/bite/), Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (www.jees.in), Subject Editor of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India (https://www.springer.com/life+sciences/journal/40011) and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Dr. Lee has worked on research projects on biomass energy, resource recovery from waste and microscale heat and mass transfer, which led to successful supervision of five Ph D and 64 M Sc theses in past 30 years. The research carried out till-date has credited him with 11 patents, one book, 12 book chapters, and 865 SCI papers with WoS citations over 23,000 with h-index=70.
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Professor Lee is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships. He is the National Chair of Ministry of Education, Taiwan, and is the Specially Appointed Distinguished Researcher of Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He is the past President of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers with 3500 members in Taiwan and overseas. He was also the Vice President of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology and Chief Executive Officer of National Taiwan University System. Dr. Lee is now Editor-in-Chief of journal Bioresource Technology Reports.
Silvia Bolado, University of Valladolid Department of Chemical Engineering and Environment, Valladolid, Spain
Ángeles Sanromán Braga, Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Benjamas Cheirsilp, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand
Ken Fukushi, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Sydney, Australia
Prof. Wenshan Guo is a Professor in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Her research focuses on the innovative water and wastewater treatment and reuse technologies.
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Her current research is in the areas of green technologies for resource and energy recovery, waste-to-energy, water-waste-energy nexus and climate change mitigation. She has authored 1 book, 19 book chapters, and more than 350 papers. She is currently serving as Editor of Bioresource Technology Report (Elsevier), Associate Editors of Journal of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste (ASCE), and Academic Editor of Journal of Chemistry (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, USA).
Samir Khanal, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
Clermont-Ferrand Polytech, Aubiere, France
Professor Christian Larroche has graduated in Biochemical Engineering from INSA, Toulouse. His skills are related to biotransformations or bioenergy production processes.
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He is author of about 250 documents, including 110 articles, three patents, 16 book chapters and 30 co-editions of books or journal special issues. He is member of SFGP (French Society for Process Engineering) and administrator of IFIBiop. He is member of the Institut Pascal at University Blaise Pascal and editor of Bioresource Technology. He has been vice-president of the university in charge of research valorization and technology transfer (2008-2012) and is currently director of Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, a university graduate school of engineering.
Giorgio Mannina, University of Palermo Department of Civil Environmental Aerospace Materials Engineering, Palermo, Italy
Carole Molina-Jouve, Toulouse Biotechnology Institute, Bio & Chemical Engineering, Toulouse University, France
Ganti Murthy, Oregon State University, Department of Biological and Ecological Engineering, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Huu Hao Ngo
University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Ngo is currently a Professor of Environmental Engineering and serving as Deputy Director of Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater and Co-Director of Joint Research Centre for Protective Infrastructure Technology and Environmental Green Bioprocess, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney.
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He has been duly elected as Fellow of International Water Association (FIWA) and Fellow of the International Bioprocessing Association (FIBA) while serving as IBA Council Member. He has been listed as Highly Cited Researcher 2019 in Cross Field Category, Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science; Elsevier - World Top 3 ranking researcher 2019 in Environmental Engineering; and 2019 Lead Researcher in the field of Biotechnology in Australia.
Hans Oechsner, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium
Dr. Deepak Pant is a senior scientist at Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium currently working on electrosynthesis and resource recovery, specifically, the design and optimization of (bio)electrochemical cells for CO2 conversion and microbial electrosynthesis.
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He has a PhD degree in environmental biotechnology and has 120 peer-reviewed publications (h-Index 52), 4 books, 5 patents and 28 book chapters to his credit. His research experience lies in CO2 conversion, wastewater treatment, microbial fuel cells, sustainable chemistry, biofuels and bioenergy and life cycle analysis (LCA). He is Editor of Bioresource Technology Reports and Editorial board member of Bioresource Technology.
Alessandra Polettini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Ulrika Rova, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
John (Jack) Saddler is the endowed Professor of Forest Products Biotechnology / Bioenergy (originally an NSERC Industry Chair) and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.
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He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has received other awards such as the 2016 Linneborn award from the European Bioenergy Organization, the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO’s) Scientific Achievement Award, the Charles D. Scott award for contributions to the field of “Biotechnology for fuels and Chemicals”, the British Columbia Life Sciences Leadership award and the Canadian Renewable Energy Association’s (CRFA’s) Green Fuels Industry Award. His work is highly cited (H-index of 92, more than 30,000 citations). He has trained/supervised more than 99 graduate students/Post Docs and Research Associates. He is the Co-Task Leader of the Liquid Biofuels network of IEA Bioenergy (www.Task39.org). He is a member of the Markus Wallenberg Prize selection committee, the forest sectors Nobel Prize
Sang Jung Sim, Korea University Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul, South Korea
Seema Singh, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Reeta R Singhania, Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, India
Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, Universidade Federal do Paraná – UFPR, Brasil
Aijie Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Jonathan Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Biology, Hong Kong
Charles Wyman, University of California, Riverside, USA
JamesWatt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr. Siming You is a Lecturer in the James Watt School of Engineering of the University of Glasgow. Before joining the School, he worked as a Research Fellow at NUS Environmental Research Institute.
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He also served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at NTU and MIT in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Dr. You has an area of interest in the design and analysis of waste management and waste-to-resource generation. He was awarded the Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering, SLS in 2018. He serves as a guest editor for various special issues in prestigious journals like Applied Energy and Bioresource Technology. He also sits in the Editorial Board of a leading journal on Waste Management - Journal of Hazardous Materials.