Dr. Patrick BALLMANN is Research Project Manager at the Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut (Test and Research Institute Pirmasens) in Pirmasens. He joined the Institute in 2010, undertaking his PhD in the field of Biopolymers at the University of Mainz in 2014. His work focuses on Renewable Resources, Enzyme Research and Production of Bio-based Chemicals. He has been working on National and International Research Projects in Europe and in the USA.
AgriWasteValue, transforming agricultural by-products and residues into high added- value compounds
In spite of the difficult economic context in Europe over the last few years, the cosmetic and nutraceutical industries have continued to significantly grow. These sectors are characterised by strong consumer demand for a return to natural products made from local resources. At present, the bulk of natural actives currently being used in cosmetic or nutraceutical formulations is imported into Europe, while in fact a great biodiversity exists - particularly in the North-West Regions - that generates large amounts of residues that are not being fully exploited for the sourcing of natural actives.
The aim of the Interreg NWE AgriWasteValue project is the integration of agricultural by-products and residues into a circular economy using innovative methods for identifying valuable ingredients and environmentally-friendly extraction and modification procedures, which are easily scalable. The inherent concept of the project involves the setting-up of new durable integrated processes to convert the agroforestry residues of the European North-West Regions, more particularly Belgium, Luxembourg, France, The Netherlands and Germany, into products with high-value bioactive agents and bio-based chemicals for their use in key industrial sectors.
Each Master Session will take up to 2 hours from 10 AM till noon and will be themed according to the following specific subjects:
Session #1: New (bio)resources – 10 September 2020
Session #2: New (bio)products – 24 September 2020
Session #3: New technologies > industrial micro bio network – 8 October 2020
Session #4: New technologies > enzymatic and extraction technologies – 29 October 2020
The detailed programme and list of speakers is available on the PDF here below.
How to register?
You can register for one or several sessions, à la carte so to speak. Should you opt for a registration to all sessions (full menu formula), a discount will be applied.
Pricing (VAT excluded):
> Members*: €50.00 per Master Session & €170 for the whole series of 4 sessions
> Non-Members : €75.00 per Master Session & €250.00 for the whole series of 4 sessions
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