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
Wenshan Guo, University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Sydney, Australia
Samir Khanal, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
Christian Larroche, Clermont-Ferrand Polytech, Aubiere, France
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
Hans Oechsner, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Deepak Pant, Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium
Alessandra Polettini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Ulrika Rova, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Jack Saddler, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
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
Siming You, JamesWatt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK