1st International Conference on Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Environmental Sustainability

Invited Speakers

Guocheng Du

Jiangnan University, China

Dr Guocheng Du is professor in the School of Biotechnology, Jiangnan University, China. His current main research focus is on bioprocess engineering and metabolic engineering.

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Claude-Gilles Dussap

Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, France

Prof. Claude-Gilles DUSSAP graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toulouse in 1978. He did his PhD degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department. He is presently head of the team “Chemical Engineering, Applied Thermodynamics and Biosystems” in the Laboratory Institut Pascal (University Clermont Auvergne - CNRS).

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Somayeh Farzad

Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Dr Somayeh Farzad is researcher at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Her research focus includes techno-economic assessment and environmental analysis (LCA) of various technologies for biomass valorization and environmentally-friendly tyre production.

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Yujie Feng

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Prof Yujie Feng got her Ph.D from Harbin Institute of Technology and Bachelor Degree from Tianjing University, China. She has been working in Harbin Institute of Technology since 1994, as a Lecture (1994-1998), Associate Professor (1998-2002) and Professor (Since 2002-).

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Wenshan Guo

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dr Guo is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at University of Technology Sydney. Her research focuses on the innovative water and wastewater treatment and reuse technologies.

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Wouter Huijgen

Royal Cosun, The Netherlands

Wouter Hujigen is an experienced research scientist interested in the development of sustainable chemical processes. He hold a MSc in Chemical Engineering, specialisations: environmental engineering and process technology, from University of Twente in the Netherlands (2001).

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Carole Molina Jouve

LISBP - INSA de Toulouse, France

Carole Molina-Jouve is a Professor in the Department of  Biochemical Engineering at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, an Engineering School in Toulouse, and, since 2016, Director of the Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et Procédés involving 320 persons.

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Giorgio Mannina

University Palermo, Italy

Giorgio Mannina is Professor of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering at the Polytechnic school of Palermo University – Italy.

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Deepak Pant

VITO-Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium

Dr. Deepak Pant is a Senior Scientist at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), Belgium. His research focuses on bioenergy, specifically, the design and optimization of bio-electrochemical systems for energy recovery from wastewater and microbial electrosynthesis for production of value-added chemicals through electrochemically driven bio-processes.

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Luc Pelckmans

Capra, Belgium

Luc Pelckmans is Technical Coordinator of the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme, member of the Dutch Advisory Commission on sustainability of biomass for energy and managing director of the consultancy company CAPREA Sustainable Solutions.

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Roger Ruan

University of Minnesota, USA

Professor Roger Ruan is the Director of Center for Biorefining and Professor of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Department at University of Minnesota, and Fellow of ASABE. He has published over 400 papers in refereed journals, books, and book chapters, and holds 18 US patents. He is also a top cited author in the area of agricultural and biological sciences.

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Luciana Vandenberghe

Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Dr Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe is Associate Professor in the Bioprocess Engineering and Biotechnology Department, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

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