Meet Prof. Wim SOETAERT and more world-leading experts in Green Chemistry and White Biotech at GreenWin’s International Conferences on 27 & 28 May* 2020, at ULiège university campus of Sart-Tilman - Belgium
*We are of course closely following the federal and regional authorities recommendations regarding the COVID19 crisis. Should the instruction arise, the event will be duly rescheduled in the second half of the year, and after the ban is lifted.
The key aspects of successful biorefineries will be highlighted, starting from their basic functioning. An overview will be given comparing petro-refineries and biorefineries, describing their general features, technical aspects, history and development model. The implications of raw material cost and supply will be addressed, comparing fossil and renewable resources in both the past, the present and the future. Other aspects cover the used technology base, integrated use of different technologies, and the implications for the conversion efficiency and total use of resources. The influence of product diversity on competitiveness will also be discussed as well as the implications of the scale of operation. The critical success factors of biorefineries will be deduced from the basic question: what can we learn from petro-refineries that can contribute to successful biorefineries. The presentation will be closed with a vision and perspectives for the future.
Prof. Wim SOETAERT is leading the Centre of Expertise for Industrial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis (InBio.be) at Ghent University, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. His research group is active in the areas of industrial biotechnology, biocatalysis, fermentation science and engineering.
He is the founder of Flanders Biobased Valley, a public private partnership to promote the development of biobased activities in the Flemish region in Belgium. Since its creation in 2005, Flanders Biobased Valley has quickly grown into one of the main growth centres for the biobased economy in Europe, with over 500 million euros already invested in the port of Ghent.
Prof. Wim SOETAERT is the CEO of Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent, an independent, state-of-the-art facility that operates from a laboratory level to a multi-ton scale. Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a service provider for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes.
Prof. Wim SOETAERT is also chairman of Inbiose, a spin-off company from Ghent University, active in specialty carbohydrates.
You can meet Prof. Wim SOETAERT and more world-leading experts in Green Chemistry and White Biotech at our International Conferences on 27 & 28 May* 2020, at Uliège campus of Sart-Tilman – Belgium. For more information about the event, please follow this link.